128 patient evaluations for Escitalopram

TheTrishgu
Portrait_default_thumb
TheTrishgu
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
32 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

See TheTrishgu's full Escitalopram history

Oct 21, 2012 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 22, 2012 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Bombsyki
56982-thumb
Bombsyki
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
28 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See Bombsyki's full Escitalopram history

Aug 19, 2012 (Started May 12, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 27, 2012 (Started May 12, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Cee Kay
47394-thumb
Cee Kay
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: Little
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F69y
CFS:19y Dx
I am: n
I have:
ME/CFS

See Cee Kay's full Escitalopram history

Aug 5, 2012 (Started Nov 17, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
AcornTree
32134-thumb
AcornTree
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: None
30 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Schizotypal personality disorder

See AcornTree's full Escitalopram history

Jul 20, 2012 (Started Sep 02, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for depression/anxiety/panic attack: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: cipralex was good for my anxiety and depression, and there isn't weight gain with it, so that was a positive... it's just i started to need other medications to help me with my depression and anxiety. I had to keep increasing the cipralex cuz my condition changed a bit, or like it got worse, and the antidepressants alone weren't helping me anymore
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Lack of motivation, Memory problems, Dry mouth (xerostomia), Deadened emotions, Feeling of disconnection

Apr 16, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for depression/anxiety/panic attack: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: i think i've had to go more slowly with taking it, or, mabye my body or system had to take more time to get used to them to begin with, cuz at the beginning, i felt "out of it", spacey, good at times, but also really out of it at times! I was really scared! So I stopped taking any medication for 3 months with a really bad outcome in the end, like i couldn't function, i was irritable and moody, crying, hardly functionable... So I started again in January 2010, having stopped totally at the end of Sept 2009, but I took it every other day instead of every day, at that low dose, 5mg... and then.. after 3 months, like at the end of March 2010, I went to 5mg everyday cuz I was starting to have really huge mood fluctuations, huge ups and downs, pretty much every other day! plus I started very soon at the end of March there to feel NO effects from taking 5mg every other day, so i just listened to my body and my moods, and increased to 5mg every day...I increased to 10mg every other day, alternating with 5mg on April 10 until now. So, i have to listen to my body and monitor my moods to see when and whether to adjust my medication accordingly, I think! I think from my experience that it's better to take the meds regularly though, not every other day yes, and then no, but I guess I had to do that to begin with to get more used to taking the medications, I guess? It's going well for me now :) I'm taking lots of other vitamins and supplements too: a Centrum multivitamin, B complex (100mg day, and 50mg supper), C, D (every other day), magnesium/calcium, zinc, (I'm taking birth control though, so some of the vits and minerals are to help make up for the depletion of some nutrients from taking oral contraceptives), & I'm taking digestive enzymes (that help w breaking down food), and probiotic to restore good bacteria in digestive system and intestines.. An unexpected benefit from taking Cipralex, for me, is weight loss... I think it just helps my body & mind function better, so I just feel better and fitter! (the vits and minerals and enzymes and probiotic probably help with that too). Overall, I'm feeling really well now taking Cipralex 5 and 10mg alternating every other day - always monitoring how i feel to increase the dosage, or stay at the same dosage) - Cipralex, for now, is really helping with my moods and well-being and functionability.. I'm also using cognitive-behavioural therapy, using "coping statements" to help me deal with specific thoughts that really cause me anxiety! It helps...
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Lack of motivation, Memory problems, Dry mouth (xerostomia), Deadened emotions, Feeling of disconnection

  • 0 helpful marks
rose5
13543-thumb
rose5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

See rose5's full Escitalopram history

Jul 14, 2012 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 4, 2010 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Dec 13, 2009 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been more depressed & upset lately due to added health issues, so I don't feel that the Lexapro helps me a lot when I am really depressed; so I don't know if it is me or the drug. I really don't think any drug can help you all the time.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 1, 2009 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take 20mg of Lexapro in the morning because of depression and stress. It seems to be helping and doing it's job.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
helvetica
Portrait_default_thumb
helvetica
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
45 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
GAD

See helvetica's full Escitalopram history

Jun 12, 2012 (Started Jun 06, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Mild Depression: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
fleur
35733-thumb
fleur
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Relapse: Mild
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See fleur's full Escitalopram history

Jun 3, 2012 (Started Feb 05, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped working after 4 yeas
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
PurpleKorat
42044-thumb
PurpleKorat
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 24
Condition: Ehlers Danlos 21 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Severe
I am: vb
I have:
Ehlers Danlos

See PurpleKorat's full Escitalopram history

May 18, 2012 (Started May 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 26, 2012 (Started May 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 8, 2012 (Started May 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Scamper
44564-thumb
Scamper
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See Scamper's full Escitalopram history

May 17, 2012 (Started Mar 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Emotional lability: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 31, 2011 (Started Mar 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Emotional lability: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 mg/5 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
discomposed
44319-thumb
discomposed
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
30 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

See discomposed's full Escitalopram history

Apr 6, 2012 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 10, 2011 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar I Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 128 patient evaluations for Escitalopram