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Leighsa

711d

Anyone taking Lexapro for anxiety if so did it help? Any side effects?

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    • AngelII

      709d

      It only helped me so much and bothered my stomach Including Citalopram.

    • AngelII

      709d

      It only helped me so much and bothered my stomach Including Citalopram.

    • UCBree

      710d

      I had a horrible side effect of night paralysis from the waist down. Told my doc, and he said it was just my anxiety from taking a new medicine. I reminded him that I was the one who asked for the medicine, wasn't his idea. I'm sure this is a rare side effect, but I did stop taking it. Wishing you so much luck on it. ❤️

    • Kerstin

      710d

      I took Lexapro for a couple of years. At first it helped, but recently I had to change to Effexor. While on Lexapro I didnt notice any side effects.

    • daisy13

      710d

      I personally took Lexapro for a while but didn't find it had a big help for me I also felt really tired and seemed to have pretty severe brain fog personally so I would just make sure with your doctor that they think this treatment would be the perfect choice for you

    • Ms.King

      710d

      Try ashwaghanda it is really good for anxiety

    • unicornlady90

      710d

      I've been on lexapro for a few years now. It was helping a lot. But then I had my psychiatrist add wellbutrin to it to help with depression symptoms. It doesnt help with my anxiety much tho. I take buspar for that. Buspar was a miracle pill for me. The only side effect I've noticed with lexapro is that its harder to urinate. I have to force the urine out of my bladder by pushing. It's more of an inconvenience than anything tho. Also it lexapro makes me sleepy, so I just take it at night.

    • Amos_P

      711d

      I take Effexor, Kolophine, Tegratol and Vylar. Seems to work well. I had my DNA tested to see what meds work best. I have Schizophrenia, PTSD, Anxiety and Major Depression.

    • Jellibean_Lover

      711d

      I’m on it for depression and they were hoping it would take the edge off my anxiety but unfortunately it wasn’t strong enough for that and we had to add a separate anti-anxiety. Does wonders for my depression though!

    • Akasha572

      711d

      I used to use Lexapro and really liked it, but after a few years I became depressed and my Dr. put me on Paroxetine, which doesn't help with my anxiety nearly as well as Lexapro did. I don't remember if I had many side effects with Lexapro however. Everyone may react differently to any medication, so maybe keep a notebook of symptoms you may be having and share with your physician?

    • Sofia.Bella

      711d

      And also it does make me tired.

      • Leighsa

        711d

        @Sofia.Bella Thank you for sharing you experience with it. Any side effects besides being tired?

    • Sofia.Bella

      711d

      It helps me greatly and I have been on it for years for a chemical imbalance. I take 20 mg a day and I can’t be without it, I get so cranky.

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