cheymichelle

196d

I was medicated for my anxiety and depression about 6 years ago. I was put on Prozac but it didn't help, it made my conditions even worse and caused me to have severe irritability and loss of appetite. I stopped taking it after a couple months and never took any other meds for it. Today I was prescribed Lexapro because my anxiety is the worst it's ever been and I'm wondering what other's experiences on this drug were like.

Escitalopram

Depression

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Aripiprazole

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  • Mystical_Unicorn

    195d

    Love lexapro! I was on it for like 10 years. Then a new doctor suddenly took me off it cold turkey and no surprisingly things got bad fast. Now I have a new doctor and am back on it. I take it for anxiety and OCD and it’s the only thing that has truly helped lessen the intrusive thoughts and panic attacks. Doesn’t cure anything of course but helps tremendously.

  • Mystical_Unicorn

    195d

    Not surprisingly * sorry for the typo

  • Mystical_Unicorn

    195d

    So sorry you’re having such a difficult time by the way :( I hope you are able to find some relief ❤️

  • itsnotlupus

    195d

    Hey there, I've been on similar antidepressants for a long time, and theu trial and error I've landed on Prozac; it wasn't quite doing enough for me and so they added Abilify (aripiprazole) to go along with it. They synergized quite well and I'd say it did the trick. If the Lexapro doesn't quite help, talk to your prescriber about taking something concurrent with it

  • breadbored

    195d

    Lexapro has been a huge help for me, I still feel like somethings missing but it's the most helpful thing I've had. Definitely lessens intrusive thoughts for me too, but doesn't get rid of them of course. I still get more anxious than I should but I go through with things anyway and am able to recognize that doing stressful things is worthwhile lol

  • meangirl

    194d

    What is Lexapro used for?

    • cheymichelle

      194d

      anxiety and depression. It can also treat OCD.

      • meangirl

        194d

        is it a good medicine to use for that because I'm on Cymbalta and Prozac and klonopin and they don't work at all?

  • Chonks25

    194d

    Everyone is different. I tried Zoloft, it quit working. I hated Prozac, Celexa and Lexapro. Finally I got on Paxil for depression, Buspar for anxiety and Lamictal for Borderline Personality Disorder and I’m doing better with them than without.

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