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    Condition: Depression
    8/9/2018 6:55:33 AM

    Reviewer: lianne, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I have been on lexapro for 8 months, over these 8 months i have gained 14kgs from the cravings and overall sideaffects. Not only did it make me gain weight, but after a while stopped working.

    Condition: Depression
    4/28/2018 10:33:24 AM

    Reviewer: wittywise, 75 or over on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    After TWO days, the side effects were bloating, gas, diarrhea, being wide awake at night, dizziness, near-fainting episodes, and other strange things I could feel happening to my body and there was indeed a slight, but fleeting memory problem. The old saying of "why trade a headache for an upset stomach" comes to mind. I think I'll have to settle for the tears of the mild depression, ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    3/24/2018 4:15:50 PM

    Reviewer: doingbetternow, 13-18 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I was diagnosed with depression and PTSD about 3 years ago and Iâ??ve been on a generic form of Lexapro for the entirety these three years. For the first 4 months, I was extremely fatigued and was only able to stay awake for about 8-10 hours of the day. After the fatigue wore off, it worked amazingly. Of course, it wasnâ??t perfect but it was the best I felt in a couple of years. Iâ ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    10/28/2017 10:15:15 PM

    Reviewer: Brandi18, 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I was on the generic version.It helped relieve my anxiety and depression to the point that I had no emotions, no highs or lows. Definitely a very strange feeling. I have experienced weight gain of 20 lbs in 6 months, trouble falling asleep at night but experienced extreme fatigue constantly. I thought I was becoming an alcoholic I was craving alcohol. I have also experienced restless leg, inte ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    10/2/2017 7:45:01 PM

    Reviewer: clare, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Started Lexapro due to major depression......but could not stay on it. Severe headaches........to the point where I could not function........had to stop. Too bad.......it worked well to calm my nerves and mood.

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