Lexapro high blood pressure

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If you have just started taking it, is is quite possible you will adapt over a couple of weeks. I have high blood pressure and am a former Lexapro user. I do not recall Lexapro making it worse. Anecdotal information is the lowest form of data, however.
( Well, I'll know if I blow up into a ballon. I feel like a beached whale right now as it is.
Is it possible to experience increased blood pressure after stopping Lexapro? I have been off of Lex for about 4 months and I am now on 4 different blood pressure meds. Would stopping Lexapro be a cause? If so is it possible to go back to taking Lexapro?
However I am concerned as I suffer from high blood pressure and racing heartbeat and now I am afraid to take the Lexapro as I fear its going to worsen my not so good blood pressure and heart rate. Is this a valid cause for concern?  I DONT want higher blood pressure and heart rate.  Should I continue taking the Xanax as prescribed if I dont wish to take the lexa? Also is it possible to just medicate myself on Xanax and skip the antidepressants altogether!?
a high blood pressure reading creates anxiety, which makes my blood pressure go even higher, and on and on. One of the main problems with trying to separate anxiety issues from bp issues is that so many of their symptoms are similar (tightness in chest, shortness of breath, dull headaches, etc.)! Without knowing many details of your situation, I'd say it sounds like your symptoms are mainly caused by anxiety.
Have you been anxious over anything lately, or in pain? My blood pressure was about 167/114 without my meds. After an injury to my upper arm my blood pressure went way up due to the pain. Let me know what it reads today.
I have put this worry of blood pressure on the back burner for almost 5 years now and just recently the worrying about it came back to where I am scared that I will get myself worked up-get my blood pressure up- and the What If's start-what if I get my blood pressure up and lose my mind and think it I am supposed to get all worked up and don't know the difference. I know this sounds silly to some people but it is worry I am really scared about.
He is a good doctor and we trust him. But we are team cross country truck drivers and because of his high blood pressure he has not been able to drive. Since losing our job we have no insurance and it is limiting the testing that he really needs. Our doctor has put Michael on Clonidine 0.2 3 times a day because Michael's blood pressure is irractic about 3 yrs ago.
However I am concerned as I suffer from high blood pressure and racing heartbeat and now I am afraid to take the Lexapro as I fear its going to worsen my not so good blood pressure and heart rate. Is this a valid cause for concern?  I DONT want higher blood pressure and heart rate.  Should I continue taking the Xanax as prescribed if I dont wish to take the lexa? Also is it possible to just medicate myself on Xanax and skip the antidepressants altogether!?
Hi, I dont know what to think of lexapro. I went to the doc for high blood pressure and he said that i am to young to be having these problems (24) and started talking to me about stress. So i told him about some personal problems and he put me on lexapro instead of blood pressure meds (my average blood pressure is 190/110, pretty high) and i dont feel normal. Has anyone else taken these meds, what happened with you when you took it? is there long term side effects, hell short term side effects?
I have had very high blood pressure 220/95 and higher and ended up in the ER every week for 6 months. I went through many tests for a year and was on 5 blood pressure meds that did not work until the Dr. put me on Lexapro for the last year or so. My blood pressure is under control 130/80 and it helps me with my stressful job BUT I have put on 20lbs....is there another alternative for stress and my high spiking blood pressure????
My question is at the beginning of week 4 of the Lexapro my blood pressure has been running high/normal to high. It goes down to 141/88 after I take a Xanax but it concerns me that it goes up and down so much during the day. I have always had heart palpatations even before the GAD set in but have never been diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse. Have had a normal EKG and normal cardiolite stress test. My GP mentioned a while back that she could add a beta blocker to the Lex and Xanax.
I have gained this weight over the past 6 years.I am also on lexapro, water pill, and blood pressure pill.Please help. Should I just be on a calorie diet? If so how many calories? Thank you for your time.
236 bpm and blood pressure in the 200/120/140 range.) The past two visits Ive had with my Dr. Ive had high BP (160-180/100-110) when I first went in ) and after resting for a bit still high (140-150/90-100) but only resting for 10-15 min. I am always nervous when I go to the doctor and especially if I have to have lab work done. They did lab work and my results came back as normal for my sugar levels, kidney and liver funtions... but the Dr.
Did they run a fasting plasma free metanephrines blood test to rule out pheochromocytoma? Did they do a holtor monitor? Did they do orthostatic blood pressure and pulse rates? Did they do a tilt table test to check for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (P.O.T.S.)?
First of all blood pressure is diff. in every human. the norm is 120/80 but I doubt that majority of the people have that reading. Also your BP changes all the time...when you sit quietly and watch tv it will be diff. then when you are moving and doing things. Also a blood pressure in the range you had when you rushed to the ER is not deadly or dangerous ....I recall my doc. telling me that a BP with sys. over 200 and dia. over 120 is something to get checked immediately.
This class of medications has a stimulant effect on the central nervous system which can easily account for your temporary high blood pressure. Also, if you get too anxious about your blood pressure,that in itself can raise the pressure. I suggest you monitor this for another two weeks and you will probably see your blood pressure right back to normal. If not, see your doctor.
Hi all-- I started taking Lexapro last week for severe GAD and have noticed that my blood pressure is a little on the high side after taking it and my heart rate it a little higher as well. It seems like every time I stand up my heart rate increases, even from that minimal activity. I like the effects of the Lexapro mentally, but just curious if anyone else had similar side effects and if so, if they went away or you had to start taking something else?
Hey guess what, I'm going to take you off your high blood pressure meds even though you still have high blood pressure." I just don't get it?????????? My suggestion........Get a new doctor because this one is obviously not a Psychiatric specialist. Your withdrawl is not permenent. It will fade in a few months, but what about your depression when you stop all meds? That's no fun either.
I think things going on with your heart and blood pressure can cause anxiety, and anxiety can exaccerbate those problems. I suffered with very high blood pressure and constant tachycardia for a few months, and I was basically stuck in bed. Blood pressure is better now (not ideal according to my dr), but when I am anxious, it sure doesn't help. I have exercise induced tachycardia that is occasionally followed by bradycardia.
If you read the indications and contraindications for Lexapro , you will note that this SSRI can--rarely--cause either high OR low blood pressure, as well as many other side effects. SSRIs that are better known for causing hypertension are Buproprion (Wellbutrin, Zyban), Venlafaxine (Effexor), and Phenelzine (Nardil): http://highbloodpressure.about.com/od/lifeafterdiagnosis/a/antidepressants.
That I was healthy--no high blood pressure, blood work fine, and the last mri nine months earlier was fine too. He said that I should go get checked by my eye dr. I went to my retinal specialist who told me my eyes were fine and that what I was describing was due to low blood pressure while sleeping. So one morning while still half asleep I took my blood pressure---it was normal. Primary care doc says no I dont have low blood pressure, its most likely the lexapro.
I experienced high blood pressure, restlesness,numbness in my left arm, was lightheaded and when attacks started I was very tense. I was prescribed lexapro and toprol. After 2 years I was filling well and stopped taking medication. For 2 months everything was fine. But after 2 months I experienced same signs of anxiety attack. For 2 weeks now I constantly fill numbness in my left arm, dizziness, lightheadness and anxiety. My blood pressure went up. All heart tests are fine, but I fill bed.
Back in 2011 I was diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency, put on the high dose for 12 weeks and after taking the last dose I started feeling off. Went to the DR with palpitations and high blood pressure. They ran labs and my tsh was slightly elevated (4.6) and said I was hypothyroid and gave me a script for levothyroxine. I followed up with the NP at my PCPs office the next day and she agreed.
The person being tested is required to fast for 12 hours, then have a drink with a super-high sugar content - a disaster plan for someone with hypoglycemia. The blood is then tested every 30 minutes, for 6 hours. Unfortunately, the test is unreliable as it is frequently done in an inadequate way or is misinterpreted. The most frequent problems with the GTT are: The test is run for less than 6 hours - a 3 -hour test certainly can't catch a drop at the 5.5 hour point).
A couple of years ago I was told by doctors that I had high blood pressure and cholesterol, and they wrote prescriptions. Have to take these every day, they said. I did take 'em for a few months, but then stopped. The Ol' Lady was making me go to checkups and things like that, and I went, and they said both the cholesterol level and blood pressure were being controlled most excellently by the medications. They still say that today.
but heres my problem i was always very healthy and fit. ever sense meds i have high blood pressure, etc and im done.. i stop taking my lexapro 20mg. cold turkey about 3weeks ago. how long do these withdrawl effects last. i currently have a bit of sweating, but my most sever effects are chest feels tight, brain feels very cloudy, and my temper seems very sure as im easily ticked off.
I was taking low dosages (10mg daily) of Celexa and I was doing fine. A few months back my doctor suggested I try Lexapro. I have found that most of the bad side effects of Celexa have been eliminated with this new and so far wonderful medication, I am currently taking 10mg Lexapro daily. My question is: What can I expect to feel when leaving the medication (long term use). Also, is there any danger to this medication that we know of, how does it differentiate from Celexa.
Hi, Trying to deal with depression without medications is often times really motivating. You will discover how much you're really able to cope and deal with! It's common to have mood-fluctuations and swings, so remember your coping skills - they're there. An idea is to search for Lexapro in "Search this community" over the Recent Activities. I'd trust my doc too, but what I did was totally the opposite of medical advice when I went off my antidepressants.
When do you take your medication, day or night? I've noticed my blood pressure has been higher (140/90) since taking the Lexapro too, which doesn't help. I tried taking a nap today after mowing the lawn and being outside for 2 hours, and instantly the vivid images come in my head, flashbacks of bad things when I was younger, or of sayings over and over in my head of me having some bad sickness. I seriously don't understand, I took this for 3 years and never had this problem.
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