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calliecill

489d

hi! i suffer with severe panic and anxiety and some depression and im starting 5mg of lexapro im really scared to have side effect does anyone have any experience with it?

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    • KRAC

      247d

      I’m on the generic version for severe panic attacks and anxiety. I’m on 20 ml of the liquid version. I don’t believe I’ve had any side effects so far. I have had to increase the dose over time. I’m extremely sensitive and always get the side effects really bad. So I understand your fears. Escitalophram in liquid is a blessing to me, but I’ve had meds quit on me after a few years. Which scares me. I’m also on 10 ml of liquid Hydroxyzine.

    • KRAC

      247d

      I’m on the generic version for severe panic attacks and anxiety. I’m on 20 ml of the liquid version. I don’t believe I’ve had any side effects so far. I have had to increase the dose over time. I’m extremely sensitive and always get the side effects really bad. So I understand your fears. Escitalophram in liquid is a blessing to me, but I’ve had meds quit on me after a few years. Which scares me. I’m also on 10 ml of liquid Hydroxyzine.

    • musical_collage

      249d

      I'm on the same dose as you for panic disorder and severe panic and anxiety attacks for the past month (never ever had this before - scary shit!). I'm starting week 3 and my side effects have been mild. Loss of appetite and anxiety in the mornings. Some good days, some bad. More good than bad so far. I take Klonopin (.25) as needed to help when I have bad days/moments. I didn't have any depression, but am on a good path with the Lexapro.

    • toxxic_barbie

      487d

      I've been on lexapro (escolatipram) since 2019. It is literally a life saver. The only side-effects I have is a lower libido and weight gain. All in all I love lexapro. It helps so much

      • calliecill

        487d

        @toxxic_barbie thank you so much! what mg did u start on / what r u on now? and no starting side effects?

    • lilcrustymusty

      488d

      Hi I take lexapro, first week had a lil tummy ache (head aches and timmy axhes r normal and not too bad it) it kinda works mostly makes me sleepy

      • calliecill

        487d

        @lilcrustymusty hi! thank you so much for sharing

    • Knock

      489d

      I did but only during the 2 week period

      • calliecill

        488d

        @Knock what were yours?

    • FS_cookielove

      489d

      Yeah, that's all I had; it was very noticeable, and my bishop and minister stopped responding to me, understandably. I was a grade A B, and even if I'm depressed, I try to help others, not then. I typically have headaches, dry mouth, insomnia, and nausea, and I take medication for it. Those are the most reported symptoms. I didn't have more of that than usual, though. I was born sick into an abusive family, raped, and attacked. It feels like life hates me. When I start to feel happy, something terrible happens, so I hate being happy.

      • calliecill

        488d

        @FS_cookielove i’m so deeply sorry you had to go thru as much as u had my chats are open if you want to talk privately ❤️

    • FS_cookielove

      489d

      I haven't had any side effects since starting. I will say for about 2 weeks, I was worse than before and very aggressive toward my loved ones. I was distant as well. However, after about a month, my uncurable depression was manageable. While I still have nightmares and depressing thoughts, my body is happy, and my face is happy, and those thoughts are faint and no longer consume me. I don't want to be happy and feel guilty when I am, but if you want to be happy I believe it will work. I switched from duloxetine to Lexapro, so that could also be the reason for my aggression.

      • calliecill

        489d

        @FS_cookielove thank you, so no side effects just anger and irritation? also i’m sorry you’re guilty for feeling happy you deserve to be happy ❤️

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