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Condition: Depression
1/19/2015 4:15:56 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking Lexapro for just over 3 months and it has been a God-send. I take 20mg per day and have experienced very few side effects. When I first started taking it I had a hard time falling asleep and then once asleep had a hard time staying asleep. I would often wake up because my arms and legs moved around a lot while sleeping. I switched to taking Lexapro in the morning instead of befo ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
1/18/2015 7:53:01 PM

Reviewer: Ktt, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Ended in hospital rt side effects

Condition: Depression
9/28/2014 4:15:20 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After a terrible experience with fluoxetine in the past, I was hesitant to try any other SSRIs, but lexapro has been a real life saver. I started taking it for depression and GAD, and about a month after I got up to 20mg/day, it finally kicked in and I feel amazing. I no longer feel utterly hopeless and useless; I don't dwell constantly on negatives or worry incessantly about everything (in fa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
9/22/2014 7:54:04 AM

Reviewer: isis33, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
It worked for less than a year for me. During that time, I gained 30 lbs. taking it. Ive been off it for 4 months not & have finally lost the weight. I could not find any side effect of weight gain in the side effect listing.

Condition: Depression
8/22/2014 1:37:24 PM

Reviewer: MW, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Lexapro worked for me when Celexa pooped out. Unfortunately it, too, pooped out after about 1.5 years and withdrawal is AWFUL. My suggestion if you are weaning off it is to wean off it and add some Celexa, which is very similar and much easier to get off of. Originally I went 20 to 10 mg and had awful brain zaps,dizziness, nausea and severe depression. I then went to 20mg Celexa and completel ... Show Full Comment

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