Lexapro for racing thoughts

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I've been taking Zoloft and it does control my nerves and emotions but does not do anything for Racing thoughts. I tried a mediaction for it but made way too nervous. Was wondering if a medecine called Zyprexa is any good??? because I just want to keep taking one medicine since mixing medicines in my case does not work well. thanks also does anyone know any kind of over the counter drugs that might help quit the racing thoughts.
I'm still having a hard time sleeping at night with increased night time anxiety and racing thoughts. I went from being at TSH of 56 on Oct 9 and a T4 free of 1.1 To Nov 4 t4 total 11.1 T3 total 1.2 TSH 0.33 T4 Free 2.4 I just think I should be feeling better and As I can't sleep tonight I thought I would write and see what you all think. 12 AM right now. At 7PM I could not wait to have the kids in bed so I could go to sleep and now Ha I hate this.
I have been having racing thoughts for about a year now and its driving me crazy! I am on Lexapro, but it doesn't seem to be helping. In the past six months, I lost my Dad, my uncle and my cousin. I live in the mountains an hour from town, my husband is out of town for weeks at a time. I work at home, we are trying to sell our house. I have been thinking about seeing my doctor about different medication and also seeing a therapist. I feel like I am going crazy!
i was on lexapro for almost a year, totally changed my life, for the worst... finally on 1/3/08, i got out of bed, threw out the bottle of pills and asked the lord for a total healing of my severe depression, which he had promised me if my faith was great enough... well, it was and is and i was totally healed without any side effects or withdrawals...
As someone who has been battling anxiety for years, I can sometimes have the most irrational thoughts...it's a wonder my husband is still with me. Instead of just shrugging things off and knowing there is a logical explanation, I assume the worst. I know it's irrational, I just can't help it. Just last week I tried to reach my husband at work...emailed, texted him, called his cell phone 3 times, sent myself into a full-blown panic attack...I was sure something horrible had happened to him.
I was looking for information to help my sister who is bi-polar and having horrible racing thoughts when I came across your comments about hearing music. I am bi-polar and on Lithium and Lexapro. I have never had a problem with hearing music that is not playing until now. I thought I was losing my mind! I go to the living room to turn off the television, and it is not on. I go to turn off the radio in the car, and it is not on.
Sorry so many questions, but this is all new to me and I'm just looking for as much info as I can get. I get racing scary thoughts with my anxiety. Things that I would never have thought of before. Mostly the "what if thinking" and it drives me crazy. I even have felt like I wanted to die. I know I wiould never kill myself I have 3 beautiful kids and a great husband, but it scares me to think this way.
My heart is racing, having tons of anxiety, racing thoughts, shaking and i cannot sleep, plus it's giving me irritability. So on monday I have to call my dr. and prob will be taken off. Its pretty scary how it makes me feel, i'm dying to go back on lexapro.
Are you taking any other medications or just the Lexapro? I came off of Lexapro cold turkey, but I was on 5mg. It wasn't pleasant for about roughly a week. I was dizzy, experiencing brain zaps (where it literally feels just like it sounds. Almost like your brain got shocked and is resetting itself) and some upset stomach. If you are trying to quit ALL medications, this can be a bit trickier. Therapy is crucial, but it all depends on why you have anxious thoughts to begin with.
No racing thoughts. I actually also lost weight. The side effects I had were not too bad. Restless leg and some headaches. But all in all I think it's wonderful.
Up to date, I have very few side effects other than slight headaches. My anxiety has almost disappeared, anyhow my racing thoughts and sadness is still there. Should I, increase the dosage to 20mg or I should wait a little longer for the full effect to taker place. Your comments would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
Hello !!! I Have recently started taking Zoloft for social anxiety that I cannot seem to get ride of. I am going on day 3 and was prescribed 50mg but was suggested to break that in half to equal 25mg to allow my body to get used to it before I up my dose. Which I will stay on 25mg for 3 weeks and then bump up to 50mg. From what It seems people bump up to fast and their bodys freak out. So far I have not had any side effects other then being a little sleepy.
When I began the lexapro I was having serious issues with panic attacks, racing heart and obsessive thoughts and worries. I recognize that medication will help with the symptoms but that I must the do the work to control my triggers and how I respond to them. I am seeking recommendations on the best way to wean myself off lexapro. I am not under the care of a psychiatrist, my primary physican prescribes the lexapro. Help please.
The doctors couldn't figure anything out and decided to send me to 5 different doctors and all that did was cause me a mountain of worrying and negative thoughts, lightheadedness, racing heart and tons of anxiety.. They also put me on HRT therapy and then just last week I found it causes heart palpitations and lightheadedness during the first several months of taking it.. No one ever told me about that either!!!
I was on this amazing drug after I became so overwhelmed with racing thoughts and stress that I couldnt move off the couch, I coulnd teat ,cry, or sleep. Within three days I was sleeping like a baby at 10 mg. Yes I had vivid dreams for a couple of nights but it was blissful compared to my brain refusing to shut off. I have been on this for a year and a half and have gained 40 lbs due to the fact that i slept soooo good onit and it brought backmy appetite a little too much.
Klonopin works wonders for me but may not for someone else. I've never taken Lexapro but it works for a lot of women w/ post partum depression. See your doctor, I suggest a psychiatrist b/c they can get your meds regulated.
Help! My close friend has been taking Lexapro for depression for quite some time. A few month ago, she started relating stories about her work environment that were at first funny and then disturbing. She claimed that her emails and phone calls were being "tapped" and that her computer would mysteriously go down. When we questioned her about who would be doing this, she explained that the management of the company didn't like her.
Once I slowly decreased my dosage of Paxil (b/c of all the horrible side effects) to eventually nothing, I was in pure hell after being off of it for a month! My mind was constantly racing, mostly with negative thoughts. I couldn't function or think clearly. If I were to have a drink or two, then I would start to go over to the dark side and I wanted to kill myself. The only good thing was that I lost 20 lbs in a 2 month period.
5 mg for 3 weeks than 5mg for 3 weeks than I asked from my dr to prescribe me liquid lexapro 5mg,went down to 4mg 10 days,3mg 10days 2mg,10 days,and 1mg one week.....and had no withdrawals at all.....it is a long taper but worth the wait!!!!
I had racing heart beats and lots of symptoms of anxiety and panic daily. Inderal helped the racing heart and slowed me down but the other symptoms continued, in fact escalated. I tried Buspar to no great effect but I would recommend trying the Paxil.. Some people have worse cardiac symtoms with SSRI drugs. I have/had palipitations with PVC, but the Paxil has greatly reduced them as well. It was made me much more even keel.
The doctors reckon it was panice attack but i just didnt know wat it was. it was very scary. lasted for 2 years but then went away for 4 years and now its come back again . and even worse. now i feel dizzy all the time and very weak and feel like cant breath . i dont know wat 2 do. i have missed work so mch cuz of this. my throat feels very dry. can n e one help?
I should mention, I am a 25 year old male.
I know it takes a few weeks for the effects to kick in, and I know it's not uncommon to feel worse before you feel better, but I seem to feel *so much* more anxious, I couldn't sleep at all last night, and not only do I not enjoy doing things I used to anymore, some of them actually make me feel sick to think about! This is really terrifying for me! I don't have negative thoughts about myself, I don't have a stressful life, I don't have any particular fears - except about my health.
I am just letting you know that you not the only person out there has the problem. Abilify is for Bipolar and Lexapro is for Depression. That I can tell becaues my uncle tom explain it to me clearly. He works at the hospital. That how he know most of the medication and what's for and what's use for.
The chances are very great the lexapro will do what it did for you for sure, but if you want insurance and long term benefit, you should be talking to a therpist as well as taking lexapro. Too much reliance on medication is not useful...learn how to think about and handle your own emotional life...that is much better, and long lasting.
the weight gain with effexor and then even more so with lexapro. I was on effexor for approx a year+, then on lexapro for only 3months...I started to gain weight and it's taken me 7 months after not taking any of the meds to lose 7 pounds. I've always been obsessive with excercise and dieting, yet none of this has helped....soooo frustrating. I just got back on prozac and the weight is starting to drop...
My new psychiatrist has me on valium, and the goal is to put me on Lexapro or something like it, down the road. I am sorry for your troubles, KLG - I can't offer any guess as to what caused your extreme reaction to the Lexapro or a combo of that and Vioxx or whatever. I only know that as someone new to the whole meds experience, the idea that one could even have such a reaction scares the s_ _t out of me and makes me less inclined to try it.
as he called it. He prescribed me 10mg of lexapro, and told me to take it for a few months. This scares me to death, because I do not want to start something that I will have a hard time getting off of. I also suffer from severe constipation, and I do not want anything to effect that including weight gain. My physician and GI doctor said it was safe to take. I do not want to take these, but I will admit that I have not felt like myslef in months, and I would love to feel normal again.
I have been taking lexapro for like 6 or 7years now. Well at night it started to feel like my heart hurt. Went to the doctor and had high blood pressure i could not figure it out and my doc could not either, because it has always been perfect. Well after coming off of it I started to feel like my old self again, im happy, have a lot more energy and not tired all the time. Well I have noticed latley that when its raining or nasty outside, I feel strange.
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