Depression Community
10.5k Members
278591 tn?1190129706

Lexapro - YIKES!!!

My doc just put me on Lexipro 20mg once a day.  I have been browsing the archives and reading a lot of negative about the side effects and withdrawal symptoms.  I'm beginning to wonder what I've got myself into, but I'm desperate to feel better.  Can anyone give any positive input on lexipro helping with mood swings, crying spells and anxiety.  There seems to be alot more negative out there than positive.
2 Responses
Avatar universal
Lexapro does help with depression and it did make a big difference in my life but the weight gain associated with it wasn't worth it to me because that made me bummed out too. So I started taking Wellbutrin and my Lexapro was cut way back to barely any but the combination of the two seems to be making a big difference and works better than either separately. But that is what works for ME personally. Not sure how it would work for other people.
202436 tn?1326477933
I was on lexapro for almost 2 years...i gained 40 lbs on it...recently went off...the first time i tried to the w/d symptoms caused me to go back on it...this last time I was pregnant and w/d wasn't too bad.  Though being off of it my depression has come back.  One thing I didnt like about the lexapro is that it made me an emotional zombie...i almost NEVER cried, even during times when it was HEALTHY for me to have done so...
Have an Answer?
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
Avatar universal
Arlington, VA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
15 signs that it’s more than just the blues
Discover the common symptoms of and treatment options for depression.
We've got five strategies to foster happiness in your everyday life.
Don’t let the winter chill send your smile into deep hibernation. Try these 10 mood-boosting tips to get your happy back
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.