jimee asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 7 months ago

Lexapro? Your experience?

I took Amitriptyline about 4-5 years ago which I didn't like much as it made me gain a ton of weight - made me very lazy. Was thinking about taking lexapro as my doctor keeps recommending it. What are some side effects you experienced and did you find it helped you?

thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    I started Lexapro at the age of 12 for my severe anxiety. It helped a lot with the anxiety, but it gave me SEVERE suicidal thoughts and urges as a chemical side effect, but those feelings went away after a few months. I eventually stopped taking it at age 14 because it gave me a super bad dry mouth as a side effect, to the point where drinking water and eating food didn't help.

    I've been on Remeron, Lexapro, and Zoloft, and Lexapro has worked the best out of all of them. I had no weight changes from it.

    • jimee7 months agoReport

      Thank you, very helpful.

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