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Anyone on Lexapro?


1. Does it help?

2. Did you gain weight and do you keep gaining weight? I know the pill probably doesnt actually slow metabolism down or make you gain fat itself but does it give you ravenous cravings and do you eat more on it?

3. What has it changed exactly?

4. Does it help with mood/ depression as well as anxiety and which is more improved would you say , if not 50/50?

5. How long have you been on it and what dosage did you start end with?

6. Lastly, what side effects if any did you experience and how bad were they and how long did they last?



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its a prozac type med that will help a lot if it works for you
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I've used lexapro twice and going now for the 3rd time.It really helped me for anxiety and depression...yes,I gained some weight about 5 pounds...but I lose it as soon as I quit it.
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Sarah, thank you sooo much for the detailed answers! I just got back from a doctors apnt today and he is the third doctor who recommends that i try it in conjunction with therapy. They all refuse to precribe me benzos b/c of the addictive properties...well i could probably get it out of one but i chose not to. It's beyond me they dole those out to teens so freely. I don't think benzos would have been my answer anyway. I just hope this is or at least helps me make some positive changes in my life at least. I know it wont be the cure so i'm not going in expecting a miracle. I think i'll take my first 10 mg in a wk or so when i'm done with the antibiotics i'm on right now.

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1. Does it help?
It did help, but not as much as paxil does

2. Did you gain weight and do you keep gaining weight? I know the pill probably doesnt actually slow metabolism down or make you gain fat itself but does it give you ravenous cravings and do you eat more on it?
I didnt gain weight, I lost weight

3. What has it changed exactly?
my depression, keeps me from having major depressive episodes

4. Does it help with mood/ depression as well as anxiety and which is more improved would you say , if not 50/50?
depression, did nothing for anxiety

5. How long have you been on it and what dosage did you start end with?
I was on it for 1.5 years about

6. Lastly, what side effects if any did you experience and how bad were they and how long did they last?
Sexual side effects and they lasted for the duration of the drug




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