131 patient evaluations for Escitalopram

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GeoFizz
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GeoFizz
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 44
Condition: Ankylosing Spondylitis 10 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Severe
I am: vg
I have:
Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Apr 15, 2011 (Started Oct 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug worked great for my "Logical" mind. I felt more like the scientist I am and less emotional. I felt that my mood was leveled and I was less likely to have an emotional reponse to stressful situations. I only went off this drug because I lost my insurance and could no longer afford it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased

May 3, 2010 (Started Oct 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This particular antidepressant works great with my analytical mind. I feel very focused and "in the zone" when I'm at work.
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased

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SebastianW
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SebastianW
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 33
Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: None
I am: b
I have:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Apr 7, 2011 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Deadened emotions)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Deadened emotions

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topazemrys
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topazemrys
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32y
  • Duration: 26 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
283 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Mar 15, 2011 (Started Jun 27, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lexapro was the first antidepressant I had ever taken, and it seemed to work well. However, as my dosage of Keppra increased, I began to get frequent panic attacks and anxiety, and I had little energy and no motivation. My general practitioner switched me to Paxil, and I am slowing the dosage of Keppra as I get onto Trileptal. I feel so much better! :)
Cost: < $25 monthly

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halo9906
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halo9906
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 30y
  • Organ: Liver
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
  1. Liver : 6y Transplanted
I have:
Liver Transplant

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Mar 11, 2011 (Started Oct 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxiety and frustration and depression)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 27, 2010 (Started Oct 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxiety and frustration and depression)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
calebegg
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calebegg
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 27
Condition: Ulcerative colitis 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: None
I am: b
I have:
Ulcerative colitis

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Feb 28, 2011 (Started Jul 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Stomach pain

Oct 26, 2010 (Started Jul 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Stomach pain

  • 0 helpful marks
toledogranny3
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toledogranny3
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
61 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar II

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Feb 1, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Apathy, Insomnia

Dec 19, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Weight gain, Apathy, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Apathy, Insomnia

  • 0 helpful marks
Bryan Scott
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Bryan Scott
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
55 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar II

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Jan 21, 2011 (Started Sep 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased

Oct 15, 2008 (Started Sep 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If I were a single man, this drug would have been perfect for me, no sexual issues to deal with
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased

Oct 11, 2008 (Started Sep 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased

Oct 2, 2008 (Started Sep 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased

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kgcfgh
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kgcfgh
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: None
Stiffness: None
function: All
external_stress: Most
Stickman: little
Description:F56y
FM:7y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 7, 2011 (Started May 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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tmmjclole
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tmmjclole
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: severe
Vision: moderate
Speech: severe
Swallowing: severe
Upper limb: severe
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Jan 6, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Side effects: Weight gain

Oct 18, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Weight gain

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BradburySauce
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BradburySauce
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: None
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: Little
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: little
Description:F29y
FM:8y Dx
CFS:8y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 3, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lexapro has been extremely benefitial to me, not only in treating depression, but also treating chronic anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive behavior. HOWEVER, the side effects have been bothersome. I've gained a signifigant amount of weight and lost ALL LIBIDO.

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