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Re: Nicky847

Posted by nicky847 on December 30, 2003, at 16:50:31

In reply to Re: Nicky847, posted by Tootercat on December 30, 2003, at 16:40:30

Lexapro is very similar to Zoloft/Prozac/Paxil in that they are all SSRI's and act in pretty much the same way...I guess what you are prescribed all depends on what doc you see as each doc probably favors a different med..Lexapro is 1/2 the molecular structure of an SSRI called Celexa..many doctors like this med b/c it has tested favorably as far as having less side effects than the others...having been on both Celexa and now Lexapro I can say that once the initial side effects (which can be pretty rough) pass that they are right..i didnt really experience any long term side effects on Celexa other than perhaps some slight weight gain..which was probably due to the fact that i was happier and thus eating more..

You are absolutely right that exercise, keeping hydrated, and eating well are very important..I make sure to do all those for the coffee i am pretty careful not to overdo the morning i will get a 1/2 decaf- 1/2 regular from caribou and that seems to improve my mood in the my symptoms tend to be at their highest in the morning..

> Just curious...what is Lexapro and why would it be chosen over something like Zoloft or Prozac or Paxil....? I tell myself that had I known what I would have to go thru in order to change/improve my life I still would have initiated the divorce, but I wonder if I would have had the courage. I pray for the strength to hold on to the dream that motivatd me to change my life. I have been told that I really need to make sure to get exercise, drink lots of water and to make myself eat even if I think I can't and that this will also help to keep the anxiety at bay....oh posted something about coffe didn't you? The Lucinda Bassett program I mentioned says coffee is a definite no no because it acts like adreneline to a careful.




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