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Not That Noticable of a Difference...
Escitalopram (Lexapro)
by Yoohoo
Citation:   Yoohoo. "Not That Noticable of a Difference...: An Experience with Escitalopram (Lexapro) (exp56873)". Erowid.org. Apr 21, 2010. erowid.org/exp/56873

 
DOSE:
10 mg oral Pharms - Escitalopram (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 150 lb


I was put on lexapro over a year ago after I had a nervous breakdown followed by severe depression during recovery of an eating disorder. I was crying like everyday and wanted to die, and after I started the lexapro, which actually should be dubbed the pussy of antidepressants, there wasn't really a day where I was like 'I feel better today.' I cried maybe a little less often but still did not experience any actual joy in my daily routine.

The one thing I did notice during my four month tenure with lexapro is that it greatly diminished my social anxiety. I am deathly afraid of public speaking and have come close to having a panic attack when forced to speak in front of people, but during my time on lexapro I actually tried out for a play.

Maybe it would have helped if the dose were a little higher, but it was not so I started doubling up on them and taking vicodin to feel better and after I was caught I was taken off the lexapro abruptly. I did have a few months where I took a downturn, but after that my body started to do for itself what an antidepressant is supposed to accomplish anyways.

Exp Year: 2005ExpID: 56873
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Apr 21, 2010Views: 15,658
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Pharms - Escitalopram (304) : Retrospective / Summary (11), Medical Use (47), Performance Enhancement (50), Depression (15), Not Applicable (38)

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