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Obsessing about suicide. Doctor says side effects don't last that long. Still having trouble sleeping, eating, I don't know if I'm going to get through this. Does it ever go away? Where can I go? Who knows anything? The drug company won't comment, they don't have any substantive contact information anywhere. If only somebody could help me. Thank you.
How long could it take to rid the side effects of Lexapro? My doctor gave me a 3 week supply of Lexapro on Jan. 15th, 2009 because she thought that anxiety was the cause for my uncontrollable blood pressure, but it did not lower the pressure. I have now been off this terrible drug for 13 days and still have terrible side effects. To give you some history, Sept. 2008, I went into the hospital with chest pains, spent the night with all the tests and ruled out a heart attack.
How long could it take to rid the side effects of Lexapro? My doctor gave me a 3 week supply of Lexapro on Jan. 15th, 2009 because she thought that anxiety was the cause for my uncontrollable blood pressure, but it did not lower the pressure. I have now been off this terrible drug for 13 days and still have terrible side effects. To give you some history, Sept. 2008, I went into the hospital with chest pains, spent the night with all the tests and ruled out a heart attack.
are you taking lexapro, i am going to start ii just have not dont want side affects scared of them but the anxiety is almost to much to handle am taking ativan but helps some times not all the time, how long have you been on it and what side affects have you had. that would help me out a lot .
Unable to acieve orgasm even with erection. How long does thia side effect last after weaning off Lexapro with doctor's approval???
How long did it take for your inital side effects of lexapro to stert to go away? I have been a a low dose for 8 day and yesterday seemed like the turning point, the sides really went away.
I am only 1 week out being completely off but inquiring about the length of side effects. Can anyone who has personally encountered this withdrawal tell me how long these s.e. typically last? From reading the posts it appears I am in for weeks maybe months of some unpleasant s.e.
I'd wait to see how it goes longer-term. Remember, the side effects start long before the effects. I wouldn't want to suppress what I'm feeling at this point so you can make an enlightened decision about whether this drug is right for you. If it starts to work but you still have side effects then it's time to ask your question again.
I was just wondering if there was anyone who has taken Lexapro could you tell me how long it takes to take effect? Also, does anyone know the major side effects of either of these medications? Is there weight gain?
So none of us can tell you how it's going to affect you. However, the side effects of Lexapro tend to be fewer than other ssris, at least by reputation and hype. I've had side effects from it, but they're not as bad as from other meds; on the other hand, it hasn't done what I'd hoped, either. The really bad things you read about these meds is from those who have trouble stopping them.
I don't know but you should consult your pharmacist to find how long Lex takes to get max effect, and see if your dosage needs to be corrected. Perhaps you should take it at a different time of day. Lots of side effects go away with time. Your unmotivation sounds like depression, so you could also try that community. Can you paste your previous comments to this thread? Otherwise no one will look around to read them.
How long have you been on the Lexapro? 5mg isn't really a therapeutic dose for most people, but side effects come before effects. So you have two choices: go up to see if it works for you and the side effects pass or, depending on how long you've been on it, decide this drug isn't for you and taper off it.
How long have you been taking Lexapro? Sometimes it can take a little while for the body to adjust to the medication in my opinion, but SSRIs like these can cause drowsiness in some people. First of all, does it work? If so and this is your only side effect have you tried taking it at night? It may actually help you sleep. However, if these side effects bother you, I always suggest talking it over with your doctor.
For the last two weeks I have been taking Lexapro because of the sexual side effects of Prozac and I
i just got used to atenolol side affects and read about the lexapro side affects and just not sure i want anymore cant take many more before iam over the edge so your input helps me .i ve never had to take a med everyday i could take a few ativan here and there and get over it but this time around its beating me down. how soon after you took it did you see a difference and did you take 10mg to start. i though about cutting into first week making it 5 so maybe side affects wont be so bad .
You should consult your pharmacist or doctor regarding side effects (and how many weeks to take it before giving up on it or going to a higher dose). I switched to a pharmacist working for a 24 hour pharmacy because I had so many burning questions about depression and meds that I needed immediate answers for. I started on 20's and got an effect after a week which my pharmacist said was possible for some people, and the effect kept building every week but not quite enough.
So sadly, I switched again. But lexapro is newer and is supposed to be great. Really I had no side effects. I did switch from zoloft to lexapro so maybe that is why, I already had zoloft still in me, but it is supposed to be an easily tolerated drug when it comes to side effects. It may take a little time to kick in, but it is all worth it. Good luck and keep us posted!!!
Next week I will take 1/8 of a pill and if necessary, the following week I will take 1/8 of a pill every other day. So far, NO side effects or problems. I started this on my own, and my MD (PCP) confirmed that this was correct. As long as it's gradual, it should be okay.
Your pharmacist can give you good info about this med.
I would, unless you've tried it by now, give it a shot. Also if your still having these probs, after 5 days thats kinda a long time to still be having those probs, you might want to try something else. Ive had similar experiences with anti depressants makin things worse, actually alot of people have. Paxil worked great didnt make me nervous or anything, however the side effect of fatigue and sleepyness were too much so i had to stop.
How long does the medicine Lexapro stays in my body system? Since I just took one pill 20mg?
Ive started on Lexapro and have been taking it for the past 8 days. Im wondering how long it takes to kick in. Has anyone had good results with Lexapro for anxiety? Also should i be taking something else with it? I take Valium when needed but i dont know if that is a good option. Ive been living with my perents since i started on the Lexapro. Ive been off work for the last week and am finding hard even to get out the house. Any help would be appriciated.
After all, how can you be treated for something that the doctors dismiss as being in my mind because after all, the blood tests look good and they had never heard of Lexapro causing such side effects. Not one elected to do any research on my behalf. I have lost tremendous respect for the medical community at large (though I do acknowledge that there are still caring, knowledgeable physicians out there that really do advocate for their patients).
I have been trying to wean my wife off Lexapro. Presently she is on 5mg daily. Originally she was on 20mg daily. As I understand the withdrawal regiment as one should not reduce the dosage until the patient is stabilized on that particular dosage. Since she has been on 5mg (2 months) we have experienced several symptoms and they have dissipated, however one symptom has lingered for three weeks. This one is absolutely driving her nuts.
i don't look for an answer to that, but that is one of the many wonders now. how long has it been now and how are you feeling?
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