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Cipralex (Lexapro) made me sleep less. Before taking the medication, I could sleep for days at a time with very few pauses in between. The days would just blend together and I was never accomplishing anything. The longest I'd slept without waking up was around 17 hours. It was almost as if I'd slipped into a short coma and woke up just in time to get ready for this concert I was attending. I mean, this could be because I don't drink caffeine, but I doubt it. When I started taking Cipralex (Lexapro), I was able to maintain a regular sleep schedule. However, I get far more depressed in the afternoon than I ever have before. Some days, I end up not taking my meds because that feeling is too much.
It could be the combination of Vyvanse (for my binge eating and ADD) and Cipralex (Lexapro) together. Vyvanse has made me go from eating everything in the house to forgetting about food altogether. It's helped me focus better, especially now that I'm not always so lethargic.
I'm sorry you didn't have a better experience. I've gone through several medications that just made me feel worse rather than better. It sucks to feel like you're moving backward instead of forwards. You can try breathing exercises and yoga, I've heard those help some people.
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.
My daughter who is 11 just started 7 days ago for depression and anxiety. She did say she is very tired but now she is on the I don’t care mood and no one cares and loves me she says it’s not making her sadness and thoughts go away but I told her she needs to give it time . We are also going to start therapy soon. If I could switch my body with hers so she wouldn’t go through it I would . Any advice on teen with Le dosage and does it feel worse before better
I’m about to start taking Lexapro for generalized anxiety disorder and depression. I am hoping that it will make me have less negative thoughts both fearful and depressive which will hopefully get me focused on things I need to do. Does anybody have any experience with this drug that they would like to share with new comers like me?
Stay away from SSRIs, especially Lexapro. This is designed to be given to the severely mentally I'll. For gods sake if you are bi polar never ever EVER take this drug. You will go apeshit insane. For all withdrawals are a nightmare. Also you are trading one complication in your life for many others. Being tired and migraine headaches do not sound like a good swap to me. Just don't do it.
I have been taking lexapro for years and I love it! The only side effects in the beginning was sweating, but that only lasted for a couple of weeks. At first I was only on 10mg, but then had to increase it to 20mg .....and it worked! I also have to take the brand name.
The side affects is on the med always...Side affects in Lexapro (escitalopram) are huge::
decreased urine output
fast or irregular heartbeat
muscle pain or cramps
nausea or vomiting
shortness of breath
swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
unusual tiredness or weakness
decreased interest in sexual intercourse
gas in the stomach
inability to have or keep an erection
loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
Bloated or full feeling
burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
general feeling of discomfort or illness
muscle aches and pains
not able to have an orgasm
pain in the neck or shoulders
pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
tightness of the chest
unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness or feeling of sluggishness
It takes about 2-3 weeks for the body to adjust to the med. The thing is when you mention one of these affects to the doctor and he say it's not side affect of Lexapro, then it's time to change doctor. You figure the doctor know better, right? Do you really think the doctor know the side affects right away? Heck no. He needs to read just like everyone else. So, what is your favorite side affect? Most male monkeys probably like "passing gas" and "ejaculation delay".
you'll probably never see this, but just incase... im so nervous because today i get put on meds. i have SEVERE depression anxiety ADHD Autism, everything. im super nervous about medication. this video helped me a lot believe it or not, I'm going to address the doctor about my worries after watching this video. I hope everything works out for me, ive been trying to get help for 14 years now. its finally here. once again thank you
I went through a few years of taking lexipro and strattera every morning. Every day after my classes I would come home and sleep for hours. I would fall asleep in most classes. My psychiatrist has been giving me the highest recommended dosage and it really helps me. Without it, I probably wouldn’t be alive today. With the problem with exhaustion, I started to take it before I go to bed every night instead of in the morning. This absolutely helped so much. Because I take such a high dosage of both strattera and lexipro, the levels are always high in my body, so it’s not like I take it and then it wears off after a certain amount of time, then I take it again. I take it every day, and the levels of medication stay at a certain level consistently.
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Summary: young girl has some mild anxiety and takes Lexapro, but stops after three days due to fatigue even though all the literature out there tries to educate folks that the side effects diminish after several weeks and it takes several weeks for the benefits to kick in. That "said", starting and stopping a medication too soon is a common behavior, been there myself.
I've been on it for almost three weeks now and I agree the first few days were very bad. I wouldn't recommend starting unless you can have a few days to yourself. Even now I still have fatigue, but for the most part the side effects are subsiding
You are very brave for posting this video. You are not alone. I've been taking Lexapro for about 2 years now. I was diagnosed with panic disorder and PTSD. I have had my ups and downs with this medication but I feel that I still need it. Other things that have helped are working out, meditation, eating healthier, and sleeping better. The best thing you can do is to keep learning and getting informed about your anxiety. The more you know, the better you learn to cope with it. Its Still possible to lead a normal life. Always stay positive and never give up. Don't keep things bottled up. You have to vent whether it's through talking to someone or writing stuff down to get it off your chest. .....I hope my advice helps. Thanks for posting this video
Ironically, one of the most dangerous mistakes someone can make in today's world is to go see a doctor. They are Pillologists and don't care about anybody's health. It's all about the money and your addiction to their product.
It's crazy how all you ::BLEEEEEEEP:: will shit on this person for believing in something/someone that I FIND to be accurate but you all believe in a pill that if you're on it, understand it's either accept being on it forever or prepare to be its bitch when you try to get off. Speaking from a person who lives on both sides of this spectrum.... ya'll can suck my imaginary 🍆 GOD is everything in this situation, ultimately he is the one that has helped me tell lex. To go 👉 that way. I refuse to let manmade poison have control of my brain. These meds work to help ease your anxiety and depression, but so can heroin or any other type of disgustingess.... so who are we to judge right? Wrong, news flash if you r weak to your own brain then you are just like any "junkie" out there. Get your lives together.
I'll pray for you all.
first off, thank you for sharing your personal experience about this medication. It takes a lot of guts to talk and share very personal stuff about one's anxiety. I too, had the same reaction with fatigue on Zoloft. I stayed on it because my doctor told me to keep trying it up until I was sleeping 20 hours a day, and could no longer run one mile (I run cross country for a university and prior to the medication I was handling 60 miles a week with no major fatigue). I appreciate the fact that you shared your experience to others about this!
I just get worried really, really easily from the smallest things. I always make my self get horrible anxiety from the smallest problems. Sometimes I can make myself relax for a few seconds, and I just feel 1000x better for those few seconds. I wish I could be like that all the time.
I also have pretty bad social anxiety (I haven’t seen a therapist, but it’s pretty obvious). So I get really nervous when people talk to me at school, even when it’s about the smallest things. Yesterday my teacher was going around the class asking “hi how are you” to people, and I got supppppppppppppppperrrr fucking nervous that he was going to ask me. I don’t even know why I got so nervous, I just when into full fucking panic mode (but without showing I’m panicking).
It’s been like this my whole life. I started realizing this wasn’t normal when I was 15. I’m 16 now and I still have these problems..
I’m currently trying to find a way to help my anxiety. I’m kinda nervous to tell my parents about it because I don’t know if I really need a therapist/medicine or if I just need to find some way to relax.
Now I’ve been up the last few nights looking up ways to fix this, because I can’t stop thinking about bad stuff and how much I hate anxiety.
I don’t want to go be like this for any longer.
I don’t know if anybody made it to the end of this wall of text, but I just felt like writing this all.
+Ash Panda SOOOOO funny that you said "happy pill" so sometime in Feb. I suffered a trauma, emotionally.... I'm 37 had a daughter at 16 who's now 21 in college and works, I work and have always been through regular stuff (ups and downs... but a lot of downs) and have always seemed to figure out my solution.
Had never suffered any type of "anxiety or depression" no matter how stressed or sad I felt I was "invincible".
So now fast forward to Feb. Of this year, suffered legitamitally AN EMOTIONAL HEARTBREAKING TRAUMA, I started to feel a decline... after of about 3 months of researching what I was feeling I FINALLY went to see a psychiatrist, she diagnosed me with GAD I was constantly crying at work and MAJOR insomnia, loss of concentration everything under the sun.
She prescribed me lex. LEGIT happy pill... lol I say it all the time.... it worked out great, I was happy and "normal" and didnt want to kill everyone 😂 however, as much as I knew this pill was helping me; SSRI'S are not healthy and actually cause brain shrinkage with constant use. I didnt abuse it so I used it for 3 months and am now off of them for almost 2 weeks... 3 months on lex!!! and my withdrawals are HORRENDOUS, guys I get it and agree GAD and depression is living hell on earth... but there is no reason why a manmade pill should have this neurological control over you. I beg of you please try to find ur inner peace pray, even if you are not religious, atheist and into satanism (j/k u have bigger issues if you are a satanist), try a healthier method, unf@#$ the mind f#$%, focus on re-altering your brain and terrible thoughts recognize that your mind is playing tricks on you... (I swear it's possible)try to hold off from using anything that makes you go from feeling like death to magically feeling like you are a superhero... if its too good to be true ... that means it is. Sorry for the sermon.
Point in all this tho. HAPPY PILL is a perf. Description.
Xavier Xavier I have sever SA too. I'm seeing a therapist and I'm about to go on lexapro. I guess I'll see how it goes. I know there's no such thing as a happy pill but hopefully it'll help me advance in my progress
I just got prescribed 10mg a day by my doctor. So far it has made me far more tired, depressed, anxious, and slightly dizzy. I hear this is pretty common for the first one to three weeks until it reaches therapeutic levels in my system. Maybe you just needed more time for it to start working. But if Exercise Works definitely go with that.
You clearly don’t have SEVERE anxiety like I do. I would love to be put on medication for anxiety regardless of the side effects. I rather live my life being super tired then being anxious. Just my opinion.
Unfortunately, it is the new normal in your generation to have social and generalized anxiety. The question is why? What's different about these last few generations? The answer is so obvious, but it's not popular to even consider it add the culprit....vaccines. The aluminium, mercury, aborted fetal DNA, formaldehyde are causing debilitating mental and physical side effects. We're sicker than ever. Children suffering from ADD, ADHD, anxiety, asthma, allergies, autism, chronic ear infections, the list goes on and on. Please young people. Research these vaccines. Watch Vaxxed which proves the CDC KNOWS vaccines cause autism. Please please please protect your children by educating yourself.
Lexapro did make me feel light headed at the start, but after about 7 weeks I felt so good it was unbelievable. Tried some different medications but went back to lexapro and have been on it around 7 years
I've studied pharmacology for about 5 years now. Lexapro is typically a neutral medication when it comes to sedation but some people do get sedated from it. You would probably benefit more from Zoloft or Prozac, both of those tend to be a bit more activating. The problem with Zoloft and Prozac is they can, initially, increase anxiety. This usually subsides in 1-2 weeks. Ideally though you wouldn't need an SSRI. You might benefit more from a medication called Buspar, it isn't an antidepressant. Buspar is an atypical anxiolytic. For some people it works just as well as diazepam but without the sedation. I've had great success with Buspar. It has a safe side effect profile. The only downside is you would have to take it 3 times a day every day to get the most benefit. The nice thing is you can just stop it without any withdrawal effects, even if you have been on it long term.
Living with anxiety sucks, I know from personal experience. I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, OCD and panic disorder (I have been diagnosed with other things as well but they aren't anxiety related). If you can find a way to manage your anxiety without medications that is great and much better than resorting to medications. If you find, in the future, that you are needing something, inquire about Buspar. You may get great benefit from it. It usually takes about 2 weeks to really kick in but some people see improvement within the first week. I wish you the best of luck and hope you are doing well. Here is more information about Buspar:
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3 days. Girl. I've been on it for over a year now and my god. Getting through the first couple weeks was the best thing I ever did. And really it's not that bad. I think you over thought the situation and freaked out. If you would have just dealt with it for a while it more than likely would have helped you. Or maybe it wasn't the medication for you. Either way. You'll never know if you don't give it longer than 3 days.
6 years and i started to feel shit and more fucking idiot. i stopped it...its being almost 1 month and my body is screaming to me to take it but i need to get off because it destroys your brain and your health. trust me with every year taking it you loose 1 year of life.
also by the age of 40 you will definitly have cancer so its up to you
+Candy C When I was on it, it made me have a psychotic episode and on top of that I had increased anxiety, heartburn, nightmares, night sweats, heart palpitations and no appetite. Now that I am off I am better.
I've been taking Cipralex (lexapro) for years, and it really helped me especially sleep which I've had many years of trouble with.
You have to be patient and take it till your body and brain gets used to it. It was very difficult in the beginning for me though. I'm 59 yrs.
Hope everything works out for you soon.
+Joe Pepsi yeah probably, but I am hard headed and go to Art College, so I need to be controlled of the emotions.. And its easier for me to take it in the morning because I am real bad at forgetting to take medicine. But, yes.. It would probably be much better to do it at night, especially for people who are in high school, or working a real stressful job.. But for me like I said, I gp to art clege and have no problem with taking it in the morning.. When i started I let my teachers know.. But since I have been taking it.. My days are much better and I no longer have random breaks of crying and feeling sad for no reason.. But a side effect that I have recently noticed is when there is a situation that you normally cry sooo much.. It mutes it. Like I can cry, but not over the top.. Not too much.. But I like it.
I am on Lexapro and have been for 2 months now. The first week tiredness was real strong, but i took it in the morning. I take it every morning with breakfast. I no longer am tired.. My mood has been much better. I am easily able to control my emotions and anger. My anxiety had lessened since taking Lexapro. But maybe 3 weeks in, I had a real bad anxiety attack and went to the doctor and he upped my dosage to 20mg.. And at first it was okay but I felt like a zombie so I went back down to 10mg.
oh feeling like that sucks!!! therapist don't fucing help xanax helps and fucing dr's need to give it to people that need it, i have listened to all the people who talk about how they used to take it and how withdraw is hell but i took it for 15 years , 12 bars a day and got cut off for 18 months when i went to jail, so trust me i know but it is easier to stay on xanax and not worry about the side affects and this is from someone who made it 18 months without it ,anxiety never ends!and all the drugs make u feel funny and weird except xanax the miracle drug!!!
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I feel the same way. I feel like hiding and very anxious whenever family/friends come over. I'm 26 years old and thought it was just my personality but as time goes on I feel as it is affecting my life very much. Never been to a dr. I'm not sure what to do, I feel as if they will think I'm "crazy" or something, idk how to bring it up to anyone. 😕 any help??
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.