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I have been taking lexapro and depakote for a year now (for anxiety and PPD), and I have actually lost weight (which I was watching what I ate to lose some baby weight. I didn't lose it because I was sick to my stomach or anything). It doesn't make me sick, or dizzy or anything. I take half a tablet a day, at night time. It doesn't even make me drowsy.

For a while I was having sexual side effects, but it could be due to the fact that I have a baby and I am always tired LOL. Plus, I stopped taking depakote, and I haven't had that problem since. So it could have been that too. Who knows.

But my doctor told me that lexapro is the most tolerated med out there. I have no complaints.
My doc finally talked me into trying Lexapro... SO GLAD I DID!!!
After years and years of trying differnt meds for my anxiety and reluctant to be on SSRI like Lexapro mainly because of the sexual side effects. I have not gained any weight at all on the Lexapro, even though to me, that is a side effect I would like ( I'm a little to thin) You don't say if you are a male or female, I am a 45 yo male and unfortunately the sexual side effects are a MAJOR effect on me. Have not had a Libdo since I started taking it :( . However even that side effect is well worth all the benifits I have received from the Lexapro.The only other side effect (which I view as a befit) is that it since I take it at night it makes me tired and I sleep well without feeling hung over in the morning.
So....after all these years, [B]I have finally found a medication that works on my anxiety. I actually feel like anxiety is not controlling my life!!!!! :bouncing: I have even been able to cut way back on my Klonpin! ;)
As far as Wellbutrin is concerned - as you may know, it is the same medication they started using to help people quit smoking. I tried ONE PILL and it was like a Panic Attack in a pill :dizzy: - horrible! I do know that it is not one of of the medications of choice for anxiety. So if you want MY opinion steer clear of Wellbutrin. Good Luck with the Lexapro, give it time I am sure glad I did. Looking forward to hearing of your progress
God Bless, Mr.Jeff :wave:





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