Experience with Lexapro?

on 10/19/21 6:18 am
RNY on 04/15/19

Has anyone here had experience with Lexapro? I have recently been prescribed this for depression/anxiety. First a half pill for a week and now the full dose. I feel so loopy! I am told it takes about a month to finally start working? So far, my brain isn't letting me concentrate while on this medication and it's only week 2.

Melody P.
on 10/19/21 6:52 am - TX

I have taken it before and for me it didn't work well enough to outweigh the loopy feeling. I now take Effexor and a few others. It works "ok" for me right now and is keeping me even keel.

Not one drug works for everyone so lexapro may not be the one for you. Listen to your body and doctor. My only big advice to to not stop taking something cold turkey, wean off of it if you feel you must. Be your biggest advocate!

Sometimes life is like sunshine and rainbows ... other times it's a big steaming pile of . . .well you know what.

Just keep swimming!

on 10/20/21 8:21 am
RNY on 04/15/19

Thank you Melody! Appreciate your advice and personal experience. I have tried other antidepressants before and none made me feel this out of it.

Cathy H.
on 10/20/21 7:51 pm
VSG on 10/31/16

I took Lexapro for 17 years and it just stopped working for me in the last couple of years. I have gone through 3 additional drugs to find a new one that works as well, but think I've finally found the right one but just need dosage adjustments. It's a process, and not every drug is the right fit right away. hang in there, you and your doctor will figure it out!

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on 10/26/21 5:59 am
RNY on 04/15/19

Thank you Cathy!

Cinthya B
on 10/27/21 8:33 pm - Houston, TX

I took Lexapro awhile ago.. about 15 yrs ago. I stayed on it for about 5 yrs. I felt loopy on and off, but it did seem to plateau and had to be given something else. After a month, let your doctor know and maybe they can up or down the dosage a bit :)

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