Lexapro and urinary problems

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I have read many of your comments, and am relieved and ANGERED to know that many of you suffered the same problems with Lexapro. My MD prescribed Lexapro in November of 2003, and knowing I was anxious and sad a lot, I thought it was worth a try. My anxiety improved, I was much less angry, and I was not depressed. The first couple months I gained about 15 pounds, and after 4 months, I had gained 25 pounds.
I have not had any previous testicular problems that I know of but medically I was catheterized approximately one year ago for urinary retention. I received MRI's and testing but the cause was never found. Currently I am on Lexapro for depression which I was diagnosed with a year ago also And Adderal which is for my ADHD which I've had since high school. I did also start to notice a pain in my testicle when ejaculating that started about 4 months ago also.
I recently found out that I have hypertension and I'm taking HCTZ for that. I'm also taking Lexapro daily. I have been tested for diabetes, thyroid problems, and tumors. No one has a clue. Any info?
I have no other major medical issues besides anxiety (for which I take Lexapro) and asthma (Symbicort, Singulair). I've had bloodwork (CBC and Kidney tests) done, all of which are negative for anything. I've had my urine cultured and analyzed at a urologist's office, still negative including no protein and no infection. Where should I go from here? I was thinking of seeing a second urologist before cystoscopy just for a second opinion. This is the strangest thing to ever happen to me!
All; I'm glad I found this forum. I am a 37 year old male, and I have had IBS for the past 10 years, although I've had bowel problems for most of my life. I've tried probiotics, dietary supplements, etc., and nothing has really seemed to help. Then about 8 months ago, I developed prostatitis. I was put on Ciprofloxacin (500mg for two days), and the prostatitis resolved. But in addition...I became 100% symptom free from IBS.
That's crazy. I'm the same size as you and have had similar problems. My IBS and UTI's started in my early twenties. I eat quite healthy and I have more problems than people I know who are overweight and eat horribly. It's so not fair!
As basketball is a physical game and you will, know doubt, have been knocked about and may be fell down a few times, it is highly likely that there may be an issue with your spine and especially the bones in your neck. Problems in this area can cause balance problems and can cause postural hypertension. A psychiatrist will help with regard to depression, but will not help to resolve any problems that may be related to your spine.
It is reassuring to hear that others have post tx sides of anxiety, bone pain and fatigue and memory problems resolving slowly. I really respect those who have txed 48 weeks and are committed to getting better. What a long ride!
I was already having problems with aniexty and depression. At the same time I was taking Lexapro. I thought Yaz was great because it was the only pill that i had taken that didn't make me nauseous or cause headache. BUT after not being on any birth control or any Lexapro for the last six months I decided it was time to try thie pills again. I started taking Yaz again at the end of Febuary. I did notice swollen breasts and some spotting after i missed a couple pills. No big deal.
Skin in vulva / vagina looks very good, clean and healthy. Discharge is normal, natural and healthy. Doctors cannot see any problems nor abnormalities. Hormones all within normal range. But again, the very first time I felt this burning sensation was at the very moment the doctor did my very first pap smear and I continued to burn for days afterward. This is many years later now and I still encounter that burning problem on and off. So, this is just a thought.
Together, frequent and urgent urination are classic signs of a urinary tract infection. Diabetes, pregnancy, and prostate problems are other common causes of these symptoms. Other causes include: Interstitial cystitis, diuretics, overactive bladder syndrome, or urinary incontinence. It may help to avoid drinking too much before bedtime, especially caffeine or alcohol. If this persists, it would be best to have this evaluated by your doctor. Urinalysis may be done to rule out other causes.
i wonder if these fissures are related to some skin problems. as mentioned before, i do have eczema and my skin does crack and hurts until i put on the clobetasol cream for a few days.
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After a thorough medical screening you may benefit from referral to a physical therapist (PT) who specializes in treating women with urinary incontinence, urinary frequency, and other bowel & bladder problems. Urinary frequency with no associated underlying medical issue can frequently be treated with pelvic floor rehab to re-train the communication between the brain and the bladder.
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, cleaning products, exhaust fumes, colognes, hair sprays) since childhood extreme - 2004 _____ Sensitivities to foods - 2004 UROGENITAL _____ Frequent urination – 3/2004 kidney/urinary problems; left flank pain; urinating 30-60 times daily – 8-12 nightly _____ Endometriosis/Adenomyosis – dx: 3/2005 _____ Worsening of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) - adulthood _____ Decreased libido (sex drive) - 2009 GASTROINTESTINAL _____ Stomach ache; abdominal cramps; IBS – 2004; intense severe stabbing pai
won't be back til August, I called my dermotoligist and he prescribed some cream for the itching and a pill for anxiety and itching. We will see... Thats strange though, Lexapro is the only med that got rid of them...everyone reacts so differently to things. Going to go back and read that stuff again.
i have been to er- hospitals urologist and the have run urinaylisis and all kinds of blood work and its always the same clean. they put me on detrol-flowmax and antibiotics just in case. at best i have a halfway decent day maybe once a month. this is killing me and ruining my marriage. please help me.it doesn't hurt at all when i pee even if i,m full of urine i can be in the bathroom 50 minutes or even up to 3 hours.
I have been to many doctors and of course the dont know what it is, I have done many studies and have realized it is anxiets, and what is happening in most cases is that the anxiety is causing the muscles in your forehead and muscles around your ear and inner ear to tense up giving you the sinus pressure and the dizzyness and equilibrium problems, try seeing a doctor for anxiety it might work, its been working for me.
She has had stomach aches in the past and it was a urinary bladder infection but this time the urine culture showed negative. The ultrasound showed cysts on her ovaries but the GYN doctor said that they were normal in size. She had the x-rays with the barium and things checked okay. She is losing a lot of weight she started at 149 pounds in July 2008 and now in August 2009 is only 114 pounds. She has been on Alinia and Align. She recently took Xifaxan but this also didn't help.
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, one made me have my regular depression gone but my really bad depression phases were even worse. I'm on Lexapro now, and I think its the best one so far - even though when the doc tried to increase it it gave me sudden fainting/lightheadedness, so i switched back to the lower dosage. They all kind of work differently for different people. A friend just started Lexapro to deal with a divocce and she says it makes her hungry and tired, which I don't find at all.
your calcium is clearly elevated and would be probably higher if it weren't spilling into the urinary tract and causing stones. This is most likely primary hyperparathyroidism - would check a PTH and ionized calcium along with another regular calcium level to confirm the diagnosis. Probably worth checking thyroid levels (at least a TSH) to screen for thyroid problems as cause of the palpitations.
He has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, stage 1 renal failure, high blood pressure, acid reflux and high cholesterol. he is on meds for each and lexapro for depression. can you explain to me about brain atrophy. I dont know much about it . I looked it up and there is not much out there about the actual aspects of it and the problems it can cause.
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First the stomache twitch and I just knew something must be wrong so I went to doctor and she found a urinary tract infection gave me antibiotic and sent me home. I still felt pain in lower left side of stomache and lower left side of back so I went back. She checked and said I di not still have infection but hadyeast infection and tenderness on one ovary . so she gave me medicine and scheduled sono of lower pelvic area wich showed nothing.
I'm going through terrible withdrawals trying to wean off lexapro and wellbutrin. I was up to 50mg lexapro several months ago, and am currently taking 15mg lexapro (was on 300mg wellbutrin now on 37mg, almost done). This is a long, painful process that's not over yet. I have been considering taking 5-htp. From my research, taking ssri's with 5htp can be dangerous because it can elevate serotonin levels.
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Psych: Effexor XR, Topamax, Lexapro, Seroquel, Trazadone, Xanax (prn) Other: Aciphex (GERD), Detrol (Urinary issue), Evoxac (Sjogrens), Levoxyl (Thyroid), Oxycotin (pain), Plaquenil (Lupus), Provigil (alterness), Vicodin PRN (pain), 3 tropical ointments, 8 OTC vitamins/minerals 12 Rx daily (over 20 actual pills, some as many as 4x/day) 3 topicals 2 PRNs 8 OTCs Do I win? I never win anything, so, maybe in my loss of health, I can win in the number of meds I take!
onset problems with urinary frequency, urgency, and cystitis. Symptoms of UTI despite cultures all being negative. Referred to urologist who looked inside the bladder -- found a localized area of inflammation but no explanation of what was going on. Put me on a low dose antibiotic for 3 months then as needed if symptoms returned November 2006: son born March 8, 2007: went to G.P. due to severe fatigue for 3-5 days, generalized weakness and onset severe brain fog.
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