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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Lexapro/Celexa (escitalopram)

I started taking Lexapro a week ago and it is taking its time but I'm starting to feel its antidepressant and anxiolytic effects. I'm also starting to feel a bit doped and spacey sometimes and the sexual side effects are already showing up (I'm basically dead from the waist bellow).

What is your experience with Lexapro? Do these side-effects improve with time?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 07:49 AM
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Hey fhoadv I have been on Lexapro a few times, and can defintely relate to the symptoms you mentioned. I found it tends to give you a bit of a 'high' to begin with, and you can feel like you are walking around in a daze, or just a bit emotionally numb...It does tend to settle down after a few weeks, though. I had alot of trouble with increased anxiety on Lex, though...Felt very breathless & shaky, so I went off it...And yes, the sexual side -effects were really bad...Like you said, dead from the waist down It didn't improve for me, but then, everyone is different, hey?

One word of caution...If you go off Lexapro, please wean carefully...I stupidly just stopped it cold turkey, and suffered bigtime, was a suicidal mess within a few days...
Hope you have more success with Lexapro
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I've taken it before. I didn't like it one bit!
It took away my sex drive and I kept yawning like 24/7!
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I've taken it before. I didn't like it one bit!
It took away my sex drive and I kept yawning like 24/7!
It can be combined ("augmented") with Wellbutrin XL to offset eg. SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction, fatigue and to improve the antidepressant response. On the other hand could a SSRI like Lexapro help with anxiety which is a possible side effect of Wellbutrin XL.

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