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Lexapro for depression, major, and GAD and PTSD

Posted by @hopeless in Mental Health, Jun 13, 2012

Dear all,

I just started lexapro, and am now at 20 mg a day, anybody has used this antidepressant? Can you share your experience?

Tags: mental health, depression, Anxiety, PTSD

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Posted by Anonymous-cb2b84db, Jun 21, 2012

I took Lexapro for a while and it was crazy making. My internist put me on Wellbutrin and it worked much, much better. I had PTSD and anxiety


Posted by @hopeless, Jun 21, 2012

thank you... i was on wellbutrin... I literally went hypo manic, and drove my love, my true love, my boyfriend away... that is the week he left me.... after a week on lexapro, I am finally doing better and am losing weight to, back to my ideal... palpitations gone, and calmer in general, slightly, but for the state I have been in for over a year, it's a step.... 🙂 How are you now? My PTSD is sexual assault.... GAD got worse as a result.


Posted by @cindie, Jul 4, 2012

I've always been susceptible to GAD and depression, but didn't take medication for it until arthritis pain took away my joy in DIY home projects. I grew so depressed that I started taking Lexapro. I still had panic attacks, so I added Alprazolam for a PLAN B (to avoid calling an EMT). Nothing improved until I stopped all meds and started seeing a therapist who believed in the soul's ability to heal itself (in many cases, without medication). The best test of my progress resulted from a huge tragedy that occurred in 2012 = no panic attacks, no need for medication, but definitely was strengthened by the support of my therapist and the true friends who believe in me...and the tangible presence of God within me.

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Posted by @roxie43, Jul 5, 2012

finding a seasoned and genuine therapist is essential...


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Posted by @edward956, Oct 4, 2012

hello i am going with a severe pain in my legs & feet and just having crying spills alot at night that i cant fall to asleep but i dont loose hope i have faith in god that i will over beat it


Posted by @lain59, Oct 7, 2012

Feel better and remember thou heart's strength!


Posted by @ec, Jul 20, 2012

I feel for you, I too have been sexually assaulted more than once. I suffer from GAD also, but welbutrin (along with a mild sedative) seems to work fairly well.
Thanks for sharing 🙂


Posted by @lain59, Sep 30, 2012

I waqs tortured and raped by my family which I happily could dissociate from but was raped elsewhere and constantly in a hospital. I am still dealing with this. I see some things that helped. The nurses said I (paralyzed and fifteen) was a slut and wished me fixed. The very positive for which I am forever grateful is that a group of war vets took to guarding me at night.
There are good people out there!


Posted by @kristivaneaton, Jul 31, 2012

My doctor had me taking Lexapro for fibromayalgia pain. I didn't really see a difference except that I was losing a lot of hair.


Posted by @lain59, Sep 30, 2012

is strange. I had severe fibroidmylgia. My foot specialist ex-rayed my feet. My nerves were being pinched by my ligaments. He removed five. No pain anymore and I walk and swim!


Posted by @lain59, Sep 23, 2012

Sorry, I do not know how to write a new thread. I care for all, but I am very ill right now, overloaded, my husband is being his bastard self (he was just pretending to be nice whilst CPS was investigating) andf the PTSD is strong this month.


Posted by @lisacarol, Sep 24, 2012

Dear girl, please turn off your computer. As a behavior analyst, I feel compelled to tell you that your agitated and negative "self-reporting" is actually the worst possible thing you could be doing to yourself, as far as self-care is concerned. Your mind and spirit do not know the difference between fact and exaggeration, past, present and future, therefore when you speak these constant curses aka self diagnoses updates over yourself, you are producing a 'self-fulfilling' scenario. Close the negative and ego-centered mouth and replace these curses with prayers of thanksgiving and positive statements, some call them gratitude lists but they need to be spoken aloud. Isn't it interesting that something as small as a rudder can turn the direction of a large ship? Consider the similarity with the tongue. Blessings, LCP


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Posted by @lisacarol, Sep 28, 2012

I know I posted a strong response to a somewhat benign thread, but I had read several of yours in other places that were so disturbing....only because they revealed a self-harming spirit. It may seem a matter of over simplifying but I really do believe you could benefit from more positive self-talk and imaging, prayer, whatever might overlay or replace (over time) the harm and hurt that has been processed in your mind......about yourself and your circumstances. I have some ugly stories that threatened to overtake me, as well. I fight them each day in the same way that I suggested to you. I wish you well!


Posted by @lain59, Sep 30, 2012

I had not realized. I find that humor is the way to go. I have a strong spiritual side. I am just bombarded and sometimes trapped. I am not a negative person but I do have negative tapes from my severely abusive family and the daily interactions with my husband.


Posted by @annheaney, Sep 30, 2012

I pray right now that your health will get better. Perseverance furthers. Now that you are making discoveries on how to be healthy use your psychiatrist as a tool to your recovery.


Posted by @lain59, Sep 30, 2012

Thank you. I do not really comprehend why now I am so ill except there is a lot of overstress in life. Thank you again!


Posted by @dlc06, Aug 20, 2013

You are going thru alot. Has anyone ever mentioned PTSD to you? After years of searching I was finally diagnosed with something that feels right to me

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