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sammyc

Switching From Zoloft To Lexapro

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I've been taking sertraline (zoloft) for about a year. I started off on 25mg daily but am now up to 100mg daily. However, I have been experiencing a lot of sexual side effects with Zoloft; inability to climax, lack of lubrication, etc. I recently switched psychiatrists because my last one retired. My new doctor suggested switching to Escitalopram (Lexapro), starting at 20mg, instead of zoloft. He says that fewer women have sexual problems when on Lexapro versus Zoloft.

Has anyone switched from Zoloft to Lexapro?

If you take Lexapro, do you experience sexual side effects? Any other prominent side effects with Lexapro?

Thanks!

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I've taken Zoloft and did experience some sexual side effects, however, I've heard some complain of similar problems on Lexapro. Because we are all so different, it is hard to say, but many SSRIs cause sexual dsysfunction. The only medication I've heard that is sexually neutral is Wellbutrin.

I think it is worth trying Lexapro and following your Dr's decision.

Good luck and welcome to the DF! Please post and let us know how it's going.

Sincerely,

MaddieLouise

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I've taken Zoloft and did experience some sexual side effects, however, I've heard some complain of similar problems on Lexapro. Because we are all so different, it is hard to say, but many SSRIs cause sexual dsysfunction. The only medication I've heard that is sexually neutral is Wellbutrin.

I think it is worth trying Lexapro and following your Dr's decision.

Good luck and welcome to the DF! Please post and let us know how it's going.

Sincerely,

MaddieLouise

Ah ok well thank you for the information. I've heard that about wellbutrin too, but I'm not sure that that med will give me what I need...

You said that you took Zoloft, may I ask what medication you're taking now, if any?

I did decide to switch to the Lexapro, going to have to wean off the zoloft first, so it will take some time. But heres to hoping it works better.

Thanks!

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Hi SammyC,

I was on Zoloft, but it lost its effectiveness for me. I was switched to Lexapro, but when my medical insurance took it off their formulary, I was switch to Celexa. I have noticed that all the ADs I've been on have been libido inhibitors; all but the very first AD I was ever on: Tofranil a tricyclic. But Tofranil had plenety of side effects to make up for it's libido friendly nature. Tofranil has some pretty hard to live with side effects [dry mouth, excess sweating, weight gain] but it worked well for me against depression. On the plus side, it didn't adversely affect my sleep as the SSRIs have. Best!!

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I've taken Zoloft and did experience some sexual side effects, however, I've heard some complain of similar problems on Lexapro. Because we are all so different, it is hard to say, but many SSRIs cause sexual dsysfunction. The only medication I've heard that is sexually neutral is Wellbutrin.

I think it is worth trying Lexapro and following your Dr's decision.

Good luck and welcome to the DF! Please post and let us know how it's going.

Sincerely,

MaddieLouise

Ah ok well thank you for the information. I've heard that about wellbutrin too, but I'm not sure that that med will give me what I need...

You said that you took Zoloft, may I ask what medication you're taking now, if any?

I did decide to switch to the Lexapro, going to have to wean off the zoloft first, so it will take some time. But heres to hoping it works better.

Thanks!

Hi sammyc,

I'm taking Cymbalta now. I stopped Zoloft for about a year and the second time I took it; it wasn't as effective, so I tried Cymbalta, which works better for me.

You're right that until you are completely off one medication and have gotten the Lexapro in your system to its full effect, you don't really know where that will put you with side effects. I do hope it works well for you though!

Sincerely,

MaddieLouise

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