131 patient evaluations for Escitalopram

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JandyM
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JandyM
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 57
Condition: CADASIL 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
CADASIL

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Mar 12, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sexual side effects)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When starting an anti-depressant, remember that it will usually take several weeks before you can feel a positive difference.

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patrickm
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patrickm
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Aug 1, 2014 (Started Sep 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Diarrhea, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased, Fatigue

Sep 16, 2011 (Started Sep 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased, Fatigue

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Sep 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased, Fatigue

Oct 14, 2008 (Started Sep 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased, Fatigue

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AutumnFairy
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AutumnFairy
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F46y
FM:10y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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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
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Solitary1
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
64 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)

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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

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meowmeowmeow244
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meowmeowmeow244
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
22 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
GAD

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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

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ukiwi
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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

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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.

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Emanisyaya
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Emanisyaya
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F54y
FM:18y Dx
CFS:15y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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.

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squirrel!
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squirrel!
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
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

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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".

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sher1
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sher1
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F57y
CFS:5y Dx
FM:6y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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