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Just a disclaimer, I'm not going on anti-depressants just for the fun of it. I know that a lot of people like to say that mental illness or treatment for them is all for attention, but please be respectful of my privacy and not wanting to share with you too much of what I have been dealing with for the past few months. Thank you!
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Do you people really want to live without emotions or sex? Because that's what Lexapro can do to you. You won't be able to even love anybody, whether it's your girlfriend, parents or friends. Imagine if you have a family and take antidepressants, you will loose the love for your wife and kids, meaning you will end up in a divorce and cause a lot of harm. Your partner can't be not loved. But you will no longer care about love, not even about their death, about anything. SSRI blunt all the feelings, that's why you may be feeling better, because all the negative emotions will fade away. Too bad so will the positive ones and you can't live without happiness, that you'll never feel again in your life. Because, of course, that may be permanent. It's called PSSD. I have it and I wish I had never started Lexapro.
+mia.notmya Yes, it does. The truth is that taking a SSRI could improve your health or totally destroy it. Somebody cut their wrist, others experience suicidal and omicidial thought (which may never go away) and stuff. That's insane! You really are putting yourself in danger taking this medication.
I'm sorry that you experienced that :( I do agree that Lexapro should not be a life long solution to trying to help with anxiety and depression because it does kind of mute you from your actual feelings.
Thanks for your video. I started 5mg lexapro this morning. I have noticed my stomach is a bit nauseous and I'm having more anxiety. You mentioned in the beginning you had trouble sleeping. My question to you is what time of day were you taking lexapro? I think this is why I'm having more anxiety today because I'm worried about if I'm going to be able to fall asleep tonight. Also are you still taking lexapro? I don't want to be on it that long.
To answer your sleeping question, the way that I finally got back on track with my sleeping was taking my lexapro in the morning! This allowed the lexapro to help me with waking up and it also made me sleep better at night. For your second question, yes, sadly I am back on lexapro. As a student I don't have a lot of time to try to seek out natural remedies and try them, since I don't want my mental health to affect my studies :/ If you do find something that works for you, let me know!
Guys and gals, I was only Lexapro 10mg for a few years now, I used to take it once every night....then a year ago, I only take 10mg once every 5 days...it's kept me sane, however, I wonder what happens if i stop taking it? So I've been off for a month now. It seems like my mind is a bit unfocused, and I am more irritated, I was wondering if you guys have taken Lexapro and quit.
Yes, I’ve been getting help and I’ve gotten diagnosed with 3 disorders which sucks. It’ sucks due to the line of work I do, but at the same time, I know I need the help. They actually added Bupropen alongside the Lexapro I’m taking. I hate the way it makes me feel. It doesn’t work. Just frustrates me more. Trying to stay positive but it’s difficult. Hopefully you’re doing better.
I just started Effexor to replace the lexapro. Well i want to go back to lexapro. I took it for 15 years and it really was a miracle. I was really down and extreamly sad the day i saw my Dr. She suggested i change because lexapro wasn't working anymore. Well, i am just chalking it off to a bad day and am going to talk to the RX people to see the best and fastest way to stop and get back to Lexapro. Effexor makes me feel like crying all the time. THATS DEPRESSING, GREAT INFO. YOU DID A SUPER JOB,
Hi Dianne I am the reverse of you. I am getting off of Effexor and going on Lexapro. I feel the need to let you know to please research and be aware of just how much of a hell Effexor was to get on and especially to get off. This is the first drug of any kind that I am afraid of. I hope it does help you but it was a hellish nightmare to me (Effexor)
I tried going off of it again just because I didn't want to depend on a medication to make myself happy. However, I found that as it wore off, I started wanting to cry all of the time again and my anxiety was through the roof. I definitely advise you to ask your son weekly about how he feels and if the medication is helping him a lot or not. I hope everything works out for you and your son xx
I just started 10 mg lexapro.. I took this a while back and got great results! I was feeling better after 2-3 weeks. Yes, I did have very little anxiety symptoms. I have a racing heart when I get anxiety and that is just because of my adrenaline being pumped into me. It is constant and this thing gives you dream works. Yes it is very different for people and let me tell you do not EVER take trazodone for anxiety it can make things way worse for you it also has tons more symptoms. I love this medicine yes it causes some odd very odd side affects but they go away! I would love to hear back about your stories. It does give you headaches sometimes.. Rarely got the stomach ache. I did have trouble sleeping the very first night but that was it. I am starting it again and I am hoping that I do not have anymore symptoms then I had before. I usually notice a change within 3-6 hours. Dizzy spells come with a lot of anxiety medication. I am now after 1 hour of taking it feeling good about my future out-come and taking this medication boosts my confidence as-well. Hopefully this works, wish me luck.
Actually i left my medication, venlor xr, but there was some sudden shock like electricity in my mind like seziurs. I was tolerating this for 10 days but this was not cover-up my mind. Then i recently took it again. Now i am fine but i really want help from your side. It really help
I am totally frustrated.
This generation has a problem with thinking they have real issues when they really are only experiencing normal human behavior with life. I as a grown man went through a ptsd so bad that I asked my grandmother to stay at my home bc I was so afraid and had anxiety to the point of screaming at night. This generation is so full of children and sadly adults with no backbone or common guidance that they whimper about a damn broke iPhone like it’s the end of life. This medicine does wonders yes, but after the full affect takes place, an unrealized behavior takes hold... it’s called not giving a damn about anyone or anything. Take this medicine to level yourself then get the hell off of it.
I was also on it, im soon starting on mood stabilizers for bipolar II instead and when I was on lexapro I gained weight, never slept, felt so energetic, had my mind racing, head aches and felt really numb, they told me it made me hypomanic, I was so damn confident and used lots of money and just lost control. I hate lexapro so much, like I felt good but also numb and my mood was just so mixed up and ever since I used it I have been so rapid cycling compared to normally (I would have weeks or months between hypomania and depression, not 3-4 fcking days). It just fucked me up and is still there somewhat.
I just started Lexapro, 10mg. The only side effects I suffer is hyperactivity, basically tweaking out at this point with so much energy it gave me, can't rest at all. So far it also made my ADD symptoms more prominent. Hasn't been a full week yet though, anyone else have similar results?
I used to take lexapro for my deppression and anxiety. Then got off it for like 3 and a half years. Now a rheumatologist wants me to start taking it again for fibromyalgia, im weary about it. My mom never wanted me on antideppressants.. i dont know. Imma try it and if i dont like it, im gonna ask for a different treatment. Wish me luck.
resistance1207 when i had toke it before it did work for me, i had a few symptoms like nose bleed, id wake ip in the middle of thennight with the worst headache. But now i just started taking it again, this is day 3 for me. I feel pretty good. Its been helping alotnwith the pain, and my deppression and anxiety.
Did they work for you though? Cause if they did, fuck what your mum wants or has an opinion on. My girlfriends mum is massively against anti-depressants, even though her daughters depression and anxiety issues are very severe, and will soon be medicated.
I'm on Lexapro for Anxiety, and my partners mum pretty much ridiculed me for being on them, cause she believed that 'natural' treatments would work and be better for me, which is the biggest load of shit to anybody not in denial about their mental issues, and not living in the stone ages. Now a month and a half down the track, my anxiety is non existent and I can eat out anywhere without getting nauseous or scared, best thing I ever did and I don't regret it at all. $10 a month to cure my anxiety, wish I was medicated years and years ago.
It’s important that you see your doctor for getting questionnaired for depression. I say this because I’ve always been having crazy panic attacks and high levels of anxiety. I went to the doctor and recently found out I’m depressed. I told her it’s impossible! I’m not like my friends. I realized I have high functioning depression. For example, I would always name my feelings of hopelessness, feeling like a lost cause and crying a lot as the source of anxiety when constantly studying for exams. I totally was able to wake up and get going on my life. Little and behold, mental disorders have a spectrum!!!
thanks for this video, ive been on 30 mg of lexapro since 2010, so 8 years roughly, and it significantly helped my depression. the reason my dose is so high is that im 290 LB and with everything i need to take i have to take a much higher dose then most people, my side effects for me are manageable and even at 30 mg the only major side effect is lack of sex drive. overall tho the pros outweigh the cons, and 30 mg is a dose i will stay at long term, my doctor is fine with me being on 30 mg after i told him and tried 20 mg and had alot of anxiety withdrawing type thing. but im also on alot of other meds so its hard to figure out which side effects are from what, im on gabapentin, cipralex, olanzapine and lipitor. all high doses or max allowed dose prescribed by doctor. I have generalized anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, asperger syndrome (autism), depression, obsessive behavior and lack of emotional response. anyway if the uploader sees this i would be interested in what you think of all that.
I am so glad it helped, I had to go off 10mg because I was feeling so numb and it actually started a mixed episode for me (bipolar II) and made me gain weight, be irritable, like I would snap at people and have huge mood swings I normally don’t have that quickly. Have you experienced any mood swings since you got on them or increased anxiety?
Thank you for your video. I'm weighing on going on Lexapro. I have severe anxiety but really no depression....so I'm not sure it would work. I don't want to take benzo's. Thank you again for your video...
You're supposed to start on a 1/4 of your dose for four days, then 1/2 dose for four days, then start your full dose. If your Psychiatrist didn't tell you to do that, they aren't very good. Of course you will have some nasty side effects starting a full dose right off the bat.
Mine did not tell me that either and I started on 10mg and this is the third day of taking it I’ve had side effects but not too bad that I couldn’t handle it. Only things I’ve had was some drowsiness some nausea and in the vid like she said some weird headaches but I’m okay besides all of that. No sleep changes no anxiety heightened and better mood than normal
This medicine has saved my life . First God if course but the medication is giving me the life that I had. I recommend if you don't have any choice it can make you cope with stress and anxiety and depression.
I just started to take mine on the 4th day now 10 mg i cant sleep at night stomach pain like crazy that hurts all day Diarrhea never hunger. But this anxiety got The Best of Me and I can't do anymore. This sucks😓
Omfg is that a BTS reference cause I LOVE YOU IF IT IS!!! And oh heck no, I was on a quarter for a week, then a half for a week. So definitely take it slow!! I don't know why this stuff is so hard on people's stomachs :/
today is my first day on it but I took a full pill and I haven’t gone to sleep yet but so far i’ve had all of the side effects besides weight gain (also nervous because it’s only my first day) so i’m scared 😬
Hah! Ignore them! If you're taking an anti-depressant and you're experiencing hopelessness, crying, anxiety -- that is textbook depression and obviously a licensed professional thinks so. Don't worry about no haters! And I'm very happy for you that you are helping yourself to feel better so you can live your best life.
Also wanted to ask if you ever had a drink or two on lexapro?? I wanted a margarita for cinco de mayo but unsure if I should. If so did it effect you at all. The pharmacist said I can have one or two and just see how I feel.
This video helped me a lot. The weird headaches you described are exactly what I get. I thought I was having a brain aneurysm!! They are very painful but only last seconds and usually right after I take my pill. Are you on a higher dose now or still on fourths??
Had the same problem with the anxiety. Took first 10mg last night and had a very hard time sleeping. Also, did not sleep well after finally falling asleep. The worst to me was waking up with that much anxiety.
been on cipralex for 3 weeks now, started taking it cuz of panic attacks that started out from the blue 3-4 months ago, my doctor gave me half a pill for 10 days, after ten days i started on one pill 10mg, the first and second week were badddd, got my worst panic attacks from the pill, been tierd and weak all day and slept alot, but its not that bad u can get through the first and second weeks, these drugs start to work in 3-5 weeks sometimes even more, so for now the side effects are getting melow, i dont feel a huge different at once rather that i feel its getting better day by day a little bit at a day, guys all drugs have side effects, i am a huge beliver in medicine, so if ur feeling that u need some tretment, go for it, people say oh no i dont take chemicals, heyyy our body and cells and brain are all made out of chemicals, so if u need it take it, at least try, if it dosn't work get off of it, im not advocating for cipralex i my self im on it for a 3 weeks now, lets see how it goes, yes it will make u tired sometimes and yes it makes ur sex drive go low a bit, but if the benifits are more than the down sides so hell why not give it a try, it saved people from losing thier lifes,
Yes. I feel careless, if anything. I don’t give a fk about anything, whether I succeed or fail. It sucks bc I feel as though that i lost my filter. I feel like there’s still a burden over my head and I hope that goes away soon
I’ve been on it for a month.
Seems to help me with anxiety and stress and helps me real stay cal, seems to help with mode, for it increases libido and makes me hungry. I take the 20mg substuite Edcitaloptam.
Very bad drug I was on it for 12 years. It alters your brain please don’t do this to yourself. I was fine for years. I acquired fibromyalgia, migraines ,stomach problems ...so many side effects. They don’t know what it will eventually do to your brain or your body. After 12 years it turned on me. I became manic. And I was not mentally ill hun I took it for a slight depression. Tapering off this stuff is a nightmare too. Please don’t alter your brain chemistry. I’m suffering something awful now. Please don’t do this to yourself. Look into a diet change. No building up. Please learn about the facts
I was hoping this one would help me with chronic fatigue and I start this wednesday. I just got Effexor out of my system. Effexor was the WORST ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE. Withdrawal was bad. I hope I am not trading one hell for another.
I just started this also about 3 days ago. I did feel kind of dizzy today. I have very bad insomnea, so combined with trazadone I hope this helps my anxiety and sleep. I did sleep 6 hours last night, so much better than 2 or nothing at all.
Definitely tackle the eating disorder as well as the depression. I would say going to therapy would be the most beneficial or talking to loved ones because having an eating disorder is so dangerous for yourself.
I've been feeling heartburn, tension in my neck and jaw, clammy, dizzy, drowsy lol.. I'm only 4 days in and I think I'm going to take quarter of the dose tonight instead of half. Glad your feeling better. 🤗
I got the tension headaches, and my jaw was hurting too, my tummy was acting weird and warm, and sleep was affected the first day. It stopped affecting me thankfully. Have you been carving sweets or cheese?
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.