Lexapro and nausea

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I have been taking Zoloft for four years and its been fine, great for the first three. Recently I've beeen getting more anxious so I'm weaning off of it and trying Lexapro. now at 5 mg and in one week 10 mg. I have bad insomnia with it and alot of anxiety. I have a little nausea but thats fading. Is it normal to feel alot more anxious when starting this med or should I contact my doc? I feel most anxious at night after I take it and in the am.
I have been off of it for about a week now and I am feeling horrible. I have nausea, headaches, dizziness, blurry vision, weird hot flashes, skin burning and itching and backache. Has anyone experienced any of these when stopping Lexapro? I am trying to decipher if these symptoms are just anxiety or if it is due to the withdrawl from the Lexapro. If anyone has any advice please let me know.
I took Lexapro years ago, and it really helped me, wean off to get pregnant, and now more than 3 years later, I need it again.... My doc said the same thing as above, one of the easiest pill on us.... So side effects should be minimal or none, specially if I took it before. I remember having a very low and very fast dizziness spells for the first few days.....And after about a month taking it, I was fine! Good luck to us! I'll take my .25 xanax just in case!
Lexapro affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression or anxiety. Lexapro is used to treat anxiety and major depressive disorders. The best advice is to taper off slowly instead of going “cold turkey.” It is important to develop a specific tapering schedule with your health care provider to minimize Lexapro withdrawl symptoms. Anyone discontinuing Lexapro runs the risk of suffering from withdrawal symptoms.
I took 1 Lexapro and I became super nervous and anxious about 4 hrs later. I don't know if it was the drug or it was me? Im sure my physical symptoms aren't from depression, I think my depression is from the physical stuff. Anyway I went to a different dr today and his going to get me in for a Endoscopy on Monday. So fingers crossed. Thanks for your advice.
I just wanted to share my story about Lexapro. I took one 10mg Lexapro pill and 8 hours later had a severe adverse reaction to the drug. My life was about to become a nightmare.(This incident happened 14 months ago) My experience is rare but it is important to stress the dangers not explained by professionals in the field and there are many similarities between my experience and that of those who experience terrible withdrawal symptoms from SSRI's.
I just wanted to share my story about Lexapro. I took one 10mg Lexapro pill and 8 hours later had a severe adverse reaction to the drug. My life was about to become a nightmare.(This incident happened 14 months ago) My experience is rare but it is important to stress the dangers not explained by professionals in the field and there are many similarities between my experience and that of those who experience terrible withdrawal symptoms from SSRI's.
I don't want to mess myself up worse than I am, but I can't keep avoiding people and staying home and isolated. So what do I do? Try the Lexapro? What if it causes insomnia? Or messes me up. I'm pretty sensitive to medications too so I really hope it doesn't. But I need this terrible anxiety and avoidance to stop. My doc assured me that Lexapro is safe and he said take Melatonin with it if it caused sleep problems. I already take Melatonin.
Also, it is important that you are not depending solely on lexapro to feel better. Remembering to eat healthy, exercise, and get adequate sleep are all simple methods of adding to your emotional health.
I will tell you this , that the most common side effects for these drugs are nausea , but It will last for 2 weeks at the most and Gravol can help you with that! the other side effects are less common and probably wont even happen..so dont worry about it. I;ll TELL YOU ONE THING...IT IS WORTH TAKING IF UR ANXIETY IS bothering you and once the meds have kicked in you wont have side effects that will bother you bc you will be chill and mellow and ur worrying days will probably be over..
I take lexapro and so does my son. We both find it helps us a great deal. However, both lexapro and celexa can cause stomach issues for the first couple of weeks for some people. My son had them. However, he persevered, and what were really some pretty bad stomach issues went away after the first two weeks and he is really happy with the medication. I think celexa may be the generic form of lexapro.
I just wanted to share my story about Lexapro. I took one 10mg Lexapro pill and 8 hours later had a severe adverse reaction to the drug. My life was about to become a nightmare.(This incident happened 14 months ago) My experience is rare but it is important to stress the dangers not explained by professionals in the field and there are many similarities between my experience and that of those who experience terrible withdrawal symptoms from SSRI's.
I just wanted to share my story about Lexapro. I took one 10mg Lexapro pill and 8 hours later had a severe adverse reaction to the drug. My life was about to become a nightmare.(This incident happened 14 months ago) My experience is rare but it is important to stress the dangers not explained by professionals in the field and there are many similarities between my experience and that of those who experience terrible withdrawal symptoms from SSRI's.
I'm currently on lexapro 10mg a day and I had that same exact effect just make sure you take your medication everyday and it should withdrawel within like 3 weeks / month max. My problem with the zombie effect was I couldnt think at all I couldnt make decisions or anything and have learned I got this after I took the medicine also try taking it at night because it helps you sleep easier usually.
By using cognitive behavioural therapy, I was able to work with the Lexapro and soothe my anxiety. It might take some time to kick in.
I just wanted to share my story about Lexapro. I took one 10mg Lexapro pill and 8 hours later had a severe adverse reaction to the drug. My life was about to become a nightmare.(This incident happened 14 months ago) My experience is rare but it is important to stress the dangers not explained by professionals in the field and there are many similarities between my experience and that of those who experience terrible withdrawal symptoms from SSRI's.
I was on 10 mg for 6 months and had no real trouble. Some nausea and hot flashes the first week and then nothing. I didn't even know I was taking it. I have weaned off VERY slowly. I first went to 7.5 (3/4) pill and was naseuous for a week and stayed on that dose for a month. Then doen to 5 mg and now I am on 2.5 mg. No big issues getting off for me. I think if the anxiety is due to the thyroid condition, a med like Ativan ( or other benzodiazepenes) are a better way to go.
I just wanted to share my story about Lexapro. I took one 10mg Lexapro pill and 8 hours later had a severe adverse reaction to the drug. My life was about to become a nightmare.(This incident happened 14 months ago) My experience is rare but it is important to stress the dangers not explained by professionals in the field and there are many similarities between my experience and that of those who experience terrible withdrawal symptoms from SSRI's.
I then experienced extreme nausea and vomiting that put me in hosp twice for dehyd.Saw a GI doc and did a scope everything fine.Put me on Prilosec and said it was virus & stress.Saw a psych doc for stress and she said I had some anxiety but didn't need meds.After a couple days of rest everything good for 3 weeks.My son had a fever and runny nose on 1/12.I started feeling sick to my stomach that day.He was fine the next day but now a week later and still sick to my stomach.
I am on my third day of lexapro and I am still feeling a little nausea and dizzyness is this normal when you start this pill. I am on 10mg.
I thought it was time to try to come off it and see how a feel because I am in my early 30s and have young kids and wanted to feel good abour myself again and lose the weight. Well, the first few days off of Lexapro were pretty good and then on about day 5, I started to feel HORRIBLE. I was sweating horribly, had a constant headache and nausea. I was so dizzy. It has just been a disaster.
whats the differnce in the 2 i was on celexa back in 07 for a few months and did ok trying lexapro and feeling awful i was switched to cymbalta but it kinda speeded eveerything up and dr on call said go back to lex till i can talk to my dr but it makes me nauseated dierehha weekness and seems to lower blood pressure and heart rate and i feel more depressed and i only took 5 mg
I totally agree with you. I have been on Lexapro since June, and have noticed a 15 pound weight gain. I have been the same weight for like 10 years, and now all the sudden I am gaining weight...it has to be the Lex. And, I have heard a good number of people saying weight gain was a problem for them too. So yea, I just wanted to tell you that I agree with you!
My question is... is nausea and diarrhea and painful stomach/gas/bloating a side effect of coming off? 2 nights ago I woke up nauseated and threw up once. Then last night, I went to bed and couldn't sleep ALL night b/c my stomach felt SOOO bloated, just really really bad stomach pain, and I had alot of gas... (kinda embarrasing lol.) and then this morning I had terrible diarrhea, and havnt had much of an appetite all day. Is this common? and how long will this last? Thanks so much!
Hello Thank you for your reply....I get depressed once in awhile and yes I am pretty stressed working 60 hours a week and the lexapro has certainly helped with that..and I YAWN!! all the time! LOL! I am tired as well but am waiting to see if that passes..it's only been a few days and I am so hoping it works on migraines....thank you again.
Who are we? You and the Doctor? Why were you prescribed Lexapro to begin with? Depression/anxiety? Keep in mind that a symptom of depression is a significant change in apetite. I have experienced unpleasant symptoms several times when discontinuing an anti deoressant and starting another but they pass and improve. If you discontinue too fast you may experience nausea,sweating,upset stomach,headache, neck pain or vomiting. Symptoms of depression/anxiety may also return.
Has anyone ever taken Lexapro and Abilify together? I've been on 10mg Lexapro (for chronic dysthymia) for about 2 years now. I've always had positive reactions to Lexapro: great sex drive, great mood, slept okay (I do take Lunesta for sleep). However, lately (for the past 4 months I'd say), my depression has worsened for no real reason. I've found myself a lot more tired when I wake up (I sleep 9-10 hours a night), don't want to be with anyone, no energy, no sex drive.
Starting lexapro 5mg,more anxious,sick stomach. How long to improve if it does?
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