Depression Community
Lexapro - what to expect?
About This Community:

Join others suffering from Depression. Turn to them for guidance and support. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Lexapro - what to expect?

  Diagnosed with mid level depression and panic/anxiety attacks.  I have been on buspirone and it does not seem to work.  Doc wants me to stay on that and then take 1 Lexapro per day.  Also a sleep aid.  I think he will take me of Buspirone when the Lexapro reaches its working period.  I asked and he informed me that this is not a lifetime thing and you can get off this stuff.  Also he advises that  lexapro is non-habit as is the sleep aid/anti depressent trazadone he gave me.  I am new to this med  also as Ambien CR did not do it.  

Anyone know what to expect with these? Thanks.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
Hi there.  I am on Lexapro and I seem to have no side effects.  It's helped me quite a bit...and I've been on it since October.  It's one of the more mild anti-depressants.

Trazodone is a GREAT sleep aid.  I take 50-75mg/ night and I sleep without waking in the middle of the night.  I tried Lunesta, but it didn't work at all for me.

I've had positive experiences w/ both of these meds...Good Luck, and remember though - meds affect people differently.
Blank
246464 tn?1249455747
1 Lexapro?

is it 5mg? 10mg? 20mg?
Blank
Avatar n tn
10 mg
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
Avatar universal
Blank
einaej added the Exercise Tracker
4 hrs ago
Avatar universal
Blank
mymedsyourmeds joined this community
Welcome them!
10 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on KTowne's status
23 hrs ago
Blank
Mood Tracker
Track your mood over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
1551327 tn?1414146344
Blank
Tompkinsville, KY
1415482 tn?1459706314
Blank
Kingston, Jamaica
Depression Community Resources