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tiny one
tiny one Member Posts: 465 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Is anyone here taking either lexapro or prozac? Just wondering what kind of side effects, if any, you were experiencing? Have the meds caused any problems with diarrhea or weight gain?

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  • greybeard64
    greybeard64 Member Posts: 254
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    Lexapro
    I take lexapro, havent noticed weight gain or diarrhea?
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    Lexapro
    I take lexapro, havent noticed weight gain or diarrhea?

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  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122 Member
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    meds and effects

    Go here: http://www.askapatient.com/rateyourmedicine.htm
    And type your drug of choice into the search bar.

    The comments are from people like you or me, with nothing to
    gain from a good or bad review.

    The liver produces both Serotonin and Melatonin, both of
    which are responsible for moods and overall functions.

    When the liver is taxed from the intake of chemicals, the
    balance of those compounds are changed; taking a medication
    for "depression" actually puts a burden on the liver.

    Often a cycle begins, where it becomes necessary to forever
    continue to do chemically, what the body did naturally.

    Like an arm forever in a sling, the organ will eventually lose it's
    ability to function properly, leaving one forever dependant on
    the money-making drug industry to do what could have been
    done naturally.


    (just thought I'd bring some levity?)


    John
  • Patteee
    Patteee Member Posts: 945
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    I am on 40mg of prozac- and
    I am on 40mg of prozac- and the only side effect is inability to have orgasm. The positives is it has definitely helped stabilize my mood and I do feel better. My daughter is on lexapro and has had no side effects.
  • josephajain
    josephajain Member Posts: 4
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    Hey great!!!
    Ya antidepressants help a lot in curing depression....They can cause some side effects also may be..
  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 Member
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    Hey great!!!
    Ya antidepressants help a lot in curing depression....They can cause some side effects also may be..

    You might also want to consider Ativan,Xanax or
    Zoloft and there are many others. Be careful as some are known to potentally cause liver problems as well as weight gain...........steve
  • biglaur
    biglaur Member Posts: 72 Member
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    They put me on Cymbalta
    not for depression, but for the pain associated with hand and foot (I had it BAD). Within a week or so the pain was drastically reduced...and I didn't notice any side effects (other than all the junk I already had from the chemo drugs). As soon as I stopped taking the Xeloda, I weaned myself off the Cymbalta. easy peasy... Cymbalta is known to be hard on livers...so make sure you knw where you stand that way. Laurie