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Old 03-11-11, 09:52 PM   #1
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I suffer from anxiety and I was prescribed Lexapro months ago...I have long since chucked away the prescription for the drug. One psychologist told me that the drug is really good and situations that scared me wouldn't scare me anymore. This of course sounds like paradise to me but I'm very skeptical when a doctor prescribes a drug because I find it very hard to believe they really care about my welfare...knowing that will forget all about me 2 minutes after I leave their office. I often wonder if it was a family member instead of me, would they still be so nonchalant about their own daughter taking the same drug offered to me.

I wanted to know if anyone has taken Lexapro and has it helped them? Do they regret taking it and if they thought the bad outweighed the good. I'm scared of all the side effects since I find life hard enough to get through as it is.

If you can tell me your personal experience with Lexapro that would be appreciated.
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I was put on lexapro as was a friend of mine. She loved it; it helped her a lot but she had a hard time taking herself off it because she became psychologically dependent on it. She eventually came off though.

I however, did not like this medicine whatsoever. I felt like such a zombie that I couldn't react to situations the same. My anxiety helped me get my work finished but I almost failed a class due to the calming effect of this medicine. It just chilled me out WAY too much. I also got extremely suicidal towards the end. I just took myself off of them cold turkey one day. I couldn't stand it any longer. And I got better once I was off of the medicine. I think part of my problem was the dosage amount. You should definitely check with your doctor about the amount prescribed or even go to another one for a second opinion.
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