129 patient evaluations for Escitalopram

alperstein
15 thumb
alperstein
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See alperstein's full Escitalopram history

Jun 11, 2014 (Started Feb 04, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

Mar 12, 2014 (Started Feb 04, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Solitary1
2866 thumb
Solitary1
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
63 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)

See Solitary1's full Escitalopram history

Jun 10, 2014 (Started Dec 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As side effects go, drowsiness is one I can manage, but at times the daytime napping really gets old. I'm very lucky that I work from home, so nobody knows if I nap during the day, so long as my work is submitted on time. So far, the increased daytime sleep has not impacted my work.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 13, 2014 (Started Dec 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
meowmeowmeow244
14173 thumb
meowmeowmeow244
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
21 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
GAD

See meowmeowmeow244's full Escitalopram history

Nov 17, 2013 (Started Mar 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hair pulling (trichotillomania))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Social Anxiety Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
ukiwi
9816 thumb
ukiwi
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: b
I have:
MS

See ukiwi's full Escitalopram history

Oct 15, 2013 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: stopped thanks to Neuro behavioural Cognitive course.

  • 0 helpful marks
Emanisyaya
22940 thumb
Emanisyaya
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F53y
FM:17y Dx
CFS:14y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Emanisyaya's full Escitalopram history

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It managed my depression but not my pain.

  • 0 helpful marks
squirrel!
49298 thumb
squirrel!
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
30 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Mild Depression

See squirrel!'s full Escitalopram history

Jun 13, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mild Depression)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Cotton Head, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cipralex was quite good at treating my depression, and I would recommend it to others. However, it does make it difficult to think clearly some of the time, which can be very frustrating. It also, in my case, led to gradual weight gain, so I'm switching to a different med that won't cause me to continue gaining weight - and will hopefully also allow me to think more clearly.

Feb 6, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Mild Depression)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Cotton Head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've found that taking Cipralex (Escitalopram) makes it more difficult for me to think about one thing for prolonged periods of time. This might be a good thing in some instances - once I missed a dose and found myself unable to let a topic go for a good twenty minutes. But it is annoying to have your train of thought constantly "leave the tracks".

  • 0 helpful marks
sher1
Portrait default thumb
sher1
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F56y
CFS:5y Dx
FM:5y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See sher1's full Escitalopram history

Mar 15, 2013 (Started Dec 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
R B Hoofenpaw
11225 thumb
R B Hoofenpaw
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mood: Bad
Cognition: Moderate
Autonomic: Moderate
Head: moderate
Arms: mild
Legs: moderate
Tremors: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MSA

See R B Hoofenpaw's full Escitalopram history

Dec 14, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Gastroparesis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
capt bubba
13060 thumb
capt bubba
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

See capt bubba's full Escitalopram history

Dec 7, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg/5 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it helps
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ohboy
Portrait default thumb
ohboy
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
39 F
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See ohboy's full Escitalopram history

Nov 24, 2012 (Started Jun 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was the best single treatment I have tried for MDD. But alone it did make me want to sleep 10 hours a night. Added Buproprion for additional energy and to obtan more complete relief from Depression.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 21, 2011 (Started Jun 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this med with my evening meal.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 129 patient evaluations for Escitalopram