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    Condition: Depression
    6/19/2016 10:22:29 AM

    Reviewer: bmsbms, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Effectiveness seemed to wain later in the day so mood was up and down frequently. Alcohol, even a couple beers, counteracts this drug and sets you back a couple days even though you may not think so at first. Go ahead and be macho with your drinking. You'll regret it when your depression doesn't improve. Overall, not as effective as my doctor had hoped. Switched to another Rx that was ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    6/15/2016 9:23:05 AM

    Reviewer: blueyes, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I've been taking 10 mg doseage for 18 months. It has worked great for treating depression and helps me sleep better. The only complaint I have is the inability to cry. Sometimes crying is cleansing, but I cannot cry now...before starting Lexapro I cried all the time.

    Condition: Depression
    5/26/2016 9:24:47 AM

    Reviewer: Whiskers Mon, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    made migraines much more severe and more frequent

    Condition: Depression
    5/16/2016 4:17:10 PM

    Reviewer: amm093, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    it helps, stick with it

    Condition: Depression
    5/7/2016 10:14:56 PM

    Reviewer: mhg123, 19-24 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    So I became depressed after a traumatic death of my only sibling. I'm not a fan of taking drugs to "fix" a symptom (I consider depression to be a symptom of a larger problem) but I was so behind in everything and I needed to get myself up to speed again so my doctor prescribed 10mg of Lexapro and told me to take it at night. It was horrible. The first night, I took the drug and went ... Show Full Comment

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