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Lexapro and/ or Abilify?


Okay so did just switch from Prozac to lexapro. The Prozac stared to cause mood drops, hard and fast, and scary. Never f lt like that before. Can I expect any of these emotional roller coasters on lexapro? Anyone taking Abilify with the lexapro? Doc suggested it to stabilize my mood. Sometimes I wonder if I just have just put up with the weight gain and slightly higher blood pressure on cymbalta...

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Oh and anyone using hydroxycine for the anxiety.?

User1964 in reply to Hidden

My psychiatrist prescribed hydroxyzine to help me sleep. It's supposed to help for anxiety as well.

Sure hope the Lexapro works for you. I have been on Lexapro and Abilify but not at the same time. I was nervous being on Abilify because it is an antipsychotic and I feared what its long-term effect might be on me. But I sort of regret going off it so soon now because I think it might have been helping me. Wishing you the best.

Hidden in reply to Scott1951

Thank you. Your support helps me...

Hi there, I take Lexapro. I haven't had a problem with weight gain and it works well for me.

I have taken Lexapro 30mg/day for a long time with no problem. It's worked very well. Best of luck to you!

Im doing the opposite lol. Switching from lexapro to prozac. I took Lexapro in the past with moderate success but I felt I needed a change. It was too sedating and I gained too much weight. I was told that Prozac is more of an energizing ssri so Im giving that a try. I just built up to 30mg in the last week and plan to stick it out for a while. Everyone is different. What works for some may not work for others. I wish you the best and hope your change is for the better!

Hidden in reply to 3wooddriver

Wish the best too! Thx :-)

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