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How effective is Lexapro for Stress and anxiety?

Summary: 867 Lexapro users have rated its effectiveness for Stress and anxiety.

Overall ratings: 3.2/5
Long term ratings: 3.5/5

This is a review of how effective Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is for Stress and anxiety and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

 

 

 

 

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What is Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,446 Lexapro users)

Stress and anxiety

Stress and anxiety can be treated by Xanax, Klonopin, Clonazepam, Lexapro, Ativan, Lorazepam. (latest reports from 195,546 Stress And Anxiety patients)

On Jan, 30, 2015: 867 people are studied for taking Lexapro in Stress and anxiety




Lexapro effectiveness for Stress and anxiety


Long term Lexapro effectiveness for Stress and anxiety

Lexapro effectiveness for Stress and anxiety (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall2817431327577
Long term
(1+ years)
45115416951

Age of people who take Lexapro for Stress and anxiety * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stress and anxiety0.12%0.00%5.31%19.03%27.45%21.91%14.76%11.42%

Who find Lexapro more effective for Stress and anxiety?

Age of people who find Lexapro more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stress and anxiety0.00%0.00%3.69%21.02%28.69%18.75%17.33%10.51%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments for this study:

Brenda (3 years ago):

I just had open heart surgery, mitral valve repair and maze procedure. Same time going through stressful divorce of 28 years. Five months out of surgery started to take lexipro. One month later I have chest pain as if I never had the surgery. Can lexipro interfere with my Heart healing? Can it cause internal bleeding?
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  • What should i expect taking zoloft and hydroxyzine? (1 answer)
    I take 25mg Zoloft for one more day and bump up to 50 mg. I also take 25mg Hydroxyzine Pamoate 3 times per day as needed. I've been on these for a week and feel worse than when I wasn't. My depressive state seems to be getting worse and the anxiety is through the roof. My home is where I felt OK but now I hate it. My skin is crawling and I feel like I want to tear it off and crawl out. Is this a normal side effect of these drugs? I am also diabetic and take several meds for that, don't know if that makes a difference.
  • Nose bleeds after meningioma surgery(post 11 months)
    I have been experiencing bloody nose, 3 in the last week. 2014 I had a meningioma removed, never experienced any bloody noses until now, I know it is dry because of winter, but there us no warning, it lasts for 20 min then it is gone no dizziness, I do have vertigo- slight case
  • I take klonopin and diltiazem (calcium channel blocker blood pressure medicine) and am concerned about side effects. my accupuncturist recommends the ashwagandha. anyone have any issues with this?
    I take these prescription medications but have been going to an accupuncturist since 2012. I have trouble sleeping at night without my clonazepam and take naps during the day and am having trouble losing weight. She thinks that my adrenal glands may be fatigued and told me to try something called Adrenal Response which contains Sensoril Ashwagandha. When I looked up Ashwaganda it said that it could interact with the Clonazepam or Klonopin and also with High blood pressure medication. I am a little concerned. I mentioned this to her and she said they both are metabolized by the liver and it should be ok to take it, just to take it an hour or more after I take the Clonazepam. Has anyone had any issues with interactions with their prescribed meds while taking Ashwagandha? I don't want to have to monitor my blood pressure because my blood pressure medication works good for me. Any help would be appreciated because I want to try it but I am a little scared too. Thanks, Crystal
  • I have quit smoking about 4 wks ago. i'm having nightmares for the 5 days. my question is do the nightmares taper off or do they never stop?
    I've been on lexapro for 7 yrs. This is the only med that works for me I've tired lots of diff meds for my anxiety/depression and the all made me nuts or want to die. Even the generic gave me nightmare so I stopped that one. I literally have little to no stress in my life either. So lexapro is the best for me. Anyway I'm getting healthy working out and I quit smoking about 4 wks ago. The nightmares have been going on all wk. They are stressing me out blah. When are these crazy stressful dreams gonna stop? Or at least tapper off?
  • What can i take for a headache when i am on lexapro (1 answer)
    lexapro started only a week ago, feel tightness in jaw and headache, sleeplessness, not sure if lexapro is good for me if i cannot ever take an aspirin or tylenol for sleep.

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