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Condition: Depression
7/15/2015 3:25:21 PM

Reviewer: Happy Camper, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started taking 10mg a little over 3 years ago as the result of depression/anxiety that increased steadily after having my son in 2009. I cried all of the time, had crazy mood swings and was just never happy. Since taking Lexapro, all of that has gone away and I'm much more well balanced and happy. The side effects I've experienced are weight gain (30# in 3 yrs), no sex drive, fatigue, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
6/13/2015 12:09:30 PM

Reviewer: Saiiryy, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication made me forget most of what happened because I was constantly drowsy. It was like I had a haze of sleep and sadness for a month and a half. I always could fall asleep, however, which was fantastic. Getting off it wasn't bad, however when I was getting off of Lexapro, I was getting on Zoloft.

Condition: Depression
5/16/2015 12:34:48 AM

Reviewer: Ines, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I'm on this medication about 2 years! Is works for me alrightfor 11/6yearThe last 6 month I'm starting getting very upset and I have absolutely no patients!I don't know I should increase or go of from it to try something different!?

Condition: Depression
5/10/2015 7:16:29 PM

Reviewer: B, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was prescribed this starting with 5 mg but have had increases all the way up to 20 mg. At first it worked great. no side effects except drowsiness. After this last increase, i feel so lifeless. I have almost no emotions. I feel stressed all the time and i still get panic attacks every once in a while.

Condition: Depression
5/9/2015 5:02:45 AM

Reviewer: JP, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've always had intense anxiety and obsessive-compulsive tendencies. I've been diagnosed with PTSD, depression, anorexia, EDNOS, anxiety disorder. A year ago, after a 20-year battle, I admitted myself into residential treatment for an eating disorder. The eating disorderwas my coping mechanism to self medicate, in a sense: starvation made my highs less intense and gave me purpose durin ... Show Full Comment

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