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Lexapro Not Working Anymore ???

Lexapro Not Working Anymore ???

I started lexapro a year ago and started at 10mg ,I wasn't diagnosed with ms yet ,they thought it was just fibromyalgia ,I was only 16 so I was put on a low dose ,after I was officially diagnosed with MS I was feeling very down and was put on 20 mg , it hasn't been working in months and I have no motivation to do anything even though I'm on the maximum of leaxapro . Has anyone has a problem similar to this ? Is there any other better antidepressants out there (I tried Prozac but it did nothing )… read more

posted about 4 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

yes I've been having MS since the age of 15, I'm 29 now. Never had a problem with depression until now
. I was thinking it was because of my age . Then I didn't think about MS much and now that I'm older and I'm witnessing more deaths and trials and tribulations the stress hit me hard. But I've been learning to eliminate everything that'll keep me down . None of the meds would help me besides Lexapro but not for long . so I just take life a little bit easier , move slower and relax more . My stress come from sometimes my loved ones not understanding or not believine when I'm having these silent downfalls , pain, or flares. I just had to stop and focus on me and what I need to do to pick myself up . thinking I'm normal is go out and do things I've done before o was diagnosed but that's not always good . I'd late day walk when the sun is down listen to some music and pray more . Good luck with your journey I hope I helped

posted about 4 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I so agree with Catherine. Go back to the doctor. Something else might really work well for you. Be sure and get out and exercise (walking is great for depression). Do something for others to get your mind off of yourself. I went through a clinical depression one time and it was awful. Stop your negative thinking -- I had a big problem with that. Count every thing you do as a positive....I thought I wasn't doing anything, but was told to count brushing my hair, eating, getting dressed, etc.

I am so sorry that you have been diagnosed so early in life. But at least you know what's wrong. Adding you to my team! Hope you have a better week that will be positive and even fun!!

posted about 4 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I'm on Welbutrin XL 300mg daily
Zoloft had horrible side effects
Neurontin ? NEVER AGAIN! I was a zombie

Unfortunately, it's going to take time to find the right medication.

One thing that helps is I keep telling myself the depression will pass and it's just my MS. I know that may sound silly, but it does work. No matter what anti-depression meds we're on we're still going to have some depression from time to time. It's important to remind yourself the depression is a part of the disease and not you.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I take Effexor, have for years, however, there are soooo many out there that it really is a crapshoot to find what works for you. I've heard good things about zoloft, but, none the less, don't be afraid to talk to your doc about it. They don't know what you don't tell them

posted about 4 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I would ask for the prescriber to do genetic testing to see if you can get on a med that works for you

Genomind.com

I feel terrible today though because I've been on Lexapro and not sure it's from that.. I weaning off of it. Plus it's 110 here and heat affects me as most

edited, originally posted about 4 years ago
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