- lol - I don't mean to laugh...but that was funny.
Been there, felt that way...on Lexapro 20 mg. I'm on 10 mg now. Here's the bizarre thing (to me, at least): I was anorexic for two-three months when I initially began Lexapro. I mean, almost completely lost my appetite and I had to force myself to eat. That never, ever happens to me unless I have a norovirus. lol
I lost a needed 30ish lbs. during that time; however, as soon as my appetite returned, so did the tonnage.
My doctors told me that anorexia can occur, but that it's rare, and that it's usually the opposite. People gain initially.Spunky
- brain fog? lol Nope. Of course, everyone's electricity and biochemistry is unique, but Lexapro's impact on my brain was quite the opposite for me. It definitely took a huge edge off my anxiety and worry and, other than the slight apathy I felt on 20 mg, it didn't foster any emotional flatlining.
The other 4/4 woman I know who began Lexapro strictly as a potential neuroprotective preventative did so only after talking to a top neurologist about her situation. He didn't hesitate to agree with her.Kit
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is a second-generation SSRI:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15131491
and Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) is its precusor:http://pro.psychcentral.com/2013/lexapr ... 01534.html
It's more potent and cleaner than Celexa and works much better for most re depression and/or anxiety. Lexapro is an updated formula for Celexa. I've read studies/clinical trials re Lexapro offering protection against, and/or the potential to delay, Alzheimer's...but can't find them now...and I have too many bookmarks and too little time. lol