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Re: Lexapro or eqiv. vs. Bzds for anxiety disorder

Posted by CarolinaGirl on October 14, 2002, at 8:12:13

In reply to Re: Lexapro or eqiv. vs. Bzds for anxiety disorder BrittPark, posted by Alan on October 12, 2002, at 13:37:42

This is my experience thus far with lexapro for anxiety. I have been anxious all my life. I have
had a script for xanax for most of my adult life
from my obgyn.(30 .5mgs per month). Sometimes I
took them, sometimes I didn't. Because of a lot
of family and personal problems finally decided to go to a Psychiatrist and see if there was something better for me. I have tried various meds since last April with Lexapro being the last...and final I hope. The only side effect I am having is being sleepy. insomnia was a real problem for me so the lexapro has been great....but, I just don't want to get up in the morning. So far, making it to work on time but really wanting to sleep. Also as I have mentioned in an early post, smoking will give me an anxiety attack (short one) guess what, I am not smoking very much at all now. My anxiety is way down...I live with a passive agressive husband and
previously stayed on edge all the time. I am now able to take his comments and reply back without
anger or burst into tears. This is the best part
of taking lexapro....It is like being able to step
away from the situation, reflect on it, make a
logical decision and then being able to be rational about it. The thing that would make me stop the lexapro would be the sleepiness during the day but I am hoping that will lessen. I take it at night after trying it in the morning during the first week. I started out with 5mgs around the middle of September and have been on 10 mgs for about 10 days. I would recommend anyone with anxiety disorder to try lexapro.




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