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JSGeare, you make an interesting point about weighing how I felt on the Lexapro vs. the side effects. When I said the sexual side effects could hurt my marriage, I didn't mean that my husband was unhappy. As long as I feel good mentally (and continue to have sex) it was up to me if I wanted to live with the side effect of not having satisfying sex myself.
I know that much of it is physical, but much is emotional as well. There must be a way to eliminate the emotional part of the long term side effects. My side effects this time treating are more long lasting than any other of my 8 treatments. There are two differences this time: I took a protease inhibitor and I am SVR. Perhaps the SVR is causing hormonal changes; I think this is likely.
She was like a guinea pig and now, 8 years after, she is living with side effects that have never gone : hypotension (around 8), fainding every day, unbearable headaches, kidney pyelonephritis every months, and an exhausting fatigue that keep her in her bed sometimes several days, where she can hardly eat alone. Before that, she was so full of life, making car races, flying planes, being a model for photographes, and photographer herself.
Is it like saying just taking longer birth control pills? What are the side effects? What are the benefits? Has FDA approved? Where i can search more about Yaz? Will it affect my future plan of having a healthy pregnancy? Also, i was told if i do want to get pregnant, i should wait 6 months after taking the birth control pills. is that true?
(not this one) Okay, now, my concern is the effcts after STOPPING yasmin. I understand that all bc pills are different and so are we women as far as side effects go. I have read postings about women who stopped taking yasmin and have experienced the following: - anxiety, panic attacks, heart palpitations and fluttering - depression - excessive weight gain - hair loss *I already have a prob. with depression, anxiety and panic attacks, so I am currently on medication.
My psychiatrist is weening me off the Lexapro and is giving me Topamax which should induce weight-loss and also lessen the side effects of going off the Lexapro. Unfortunately, there is a lot of side effects of Topomax as well but weight gain is not one of them and need to loose the weight now !!!!
ONE important thing to remember that I learned, and have never forgotten is that these two effects CANNOT exist without anxiety.....but that anxiety can exist without these sensations. Derealization is basically a change, an alteration in the PERCEPTION or experience of the external world....in other words...everything LOOKS very strange, very "unreal" (movie like, in my experiences). Depersonalization is a subjective experience of unreality of one's self. So the difference is...
Has tried several different SSRI medicines and I had to stop after just a few doses of each due to severe side effects such as nausea, pains in stomach, headaches, etc. (Effexor, Lexapro, and Paxil). I am currently taking Xanax every day to cope. About one month ago I started getting really bad nausea with stomach pain, it would generally settle in around breakfast time, peak after eating, then come and go through the afternoon.
But slowly I have added weight---thick mid section. I weaned off the Lexapro but had all the same side-effects you mentioned. I still take the Wellbutrin but cannot lose the extra weight no matter how much I have changed my diet and exercise. Talk about being depressed! I have decided to go drug-free. I am a health-care provider and cannot believe how many people are on some form of anti-depressant. These drugs are prescribed way too much. I agree, Tiffani. We all need to pray more.
Any drug that has an effect has a side effect. There are lots of side effects from tylenol too, but people take them to get rid of pain. Most depression meds do not have a lot of side effects that users experience, although with large numbers of people taking them some problems are bound to occur. The other problem you need to overcome is why are you embarrassed to talk openly with your doctor. Doc is there to help, and you need help.
It generally does have worse withdrawal effects though since it does not built up in the body. Anyway, Lexapro is a good start. It helps many people overcome their anxiety just like you. If you read my profile, you will see I have had my share of heart scares and I am still aware of my heartbeat, but mostly when I have a PVC. It gets better with time. Try the Lexapro and see how it makes you feel. Remember, it may make you feel a bit worse before you feel better.
I've tried all different combinations of meds and my current cocktail (200mg lamictal and 20 mg lexapro) seems to work best for me with fewest side effects. But no med is 100% effective. Just needed to vent. Thanks for all the support I've received in this forum.
walkinghorse-my gp said whoever gives me a medicine that causes side effects should be the one who deals with those side effects. when my gi tried to get out of dealing with the sides i told him what my gp said and he could'nt argue with that. so he now does give me the stuff for my sides...I think they're all afraid to give sleeping pills and pain pills... on the note of pain pills talk to your dr.
I stick with it because I remember how the T-train caused INCREASED pain all over my body, in places I never imagined I could have pain. I stick with it because I can remember what it was like to be in the FOG of TRAM, to walk into a room, and forget why I was there, I stick with it because I would rather not get killed on my motorcycle from being too fogged to care what I was doing.
Not my fault that I had to snicker at the last line there because every time I talked to my Doctors (plural) about medications and side effects they told me that Tramadol was NOT the problem. Then there was usually another drug put on top of that Tramadol. And they told me to take more. I always thought it was the other drug, not the Tramadol. Yeah. I was wrong. It makes me very angry that these Doctors know and aren't telling people. I don't believe that they are ignorant.
I am sorry if my posts about long lasting side effects scared anyone. That was not my intent. I agree with nygirl that you have no chance without the meds of clearing this virus. I felt like quitting many times during both my rounds of tx, and I had no liver damage. I could not live with myself knowing I could pass this disease to someone I loved. I never imagined that I would have the permante side effects that I do. But to me it was worth the trade.
The nerve pain in my hands and feet was excruciating and I started Lyrica which helped but addled my brain even more so I stopped and tried gabapentin which I have depended on ever since. Worked like a charm with no side effects. In Jan 09, I saw fourth Neuro after my dbl mastectomy (no chemo no radiation as I refused. She sent me for lumbar puncture. I asked to check for lyme in the CFS.
No, there were no intervening events that would have increased my stress, I wasn't feeling depressed. In fact, things were going pretty well other than the side effects of Paxil changing and increasing. I have a talk therapist, thank you, but she's lost on how to help. Sometimes you have to listen to the patient; I lived with the panic attacks for which I was put on Paxil a long time before I went on it, and I know myself well. I'm fifty six years old now, I know who I am, or was.
When the dr questioned me on why I wanted the device removed I told him the story. Do you know what he said to me ? That these are not side effects of the Mirena. BULLSH.IT !! I see it as my body did everything it could to fight off this foreign object inside of me. That day he asked me when the last time i had an infection and I told him just on Monday that I was itching. So he took a culture and what a surprise I had a bacterial infection !!
I do think you may wish to check the side effects though.... It isn't normally started unless your liver function has been tested due risk of fatal liver damage.
I have been on it for a bit, slowly have gone up to 300 mg, slowly been having the wonderful weightloss side effect, but all my other side effects are oppisite of what is stated as what are probable side effects. Ok, no, I have not had any hairloss. As a matter of fact, if anything, it has been making my hair grow faster, and of that I am thankful, for I have had some mighty funky hair cuts this year. lol.
ssri's are what they usually give people due to the least amount of side effects...if u r not seratonin deficient they will not do a whole lot....if u r dopamine deficient then they wont help much....give it a month tho and if there is no improvement tell ur dr and try sumpin else The aminos do help/well they did for me..but u gotta take the recommended doses....r u taking 2000 mgs of tyrosine and phenylalnine (SP) a day?...just those 2 are8 pills a day cos they come in 500 mgs...
i truely am so deeply sorry , i know you are left with many disturbing and difficult side and after effects....i wish i knew what to tell you...my heart breaks for those that still struggle so very much even after tx.....please know you are thought of often and i do so hope you begin to feel better soon......its a tough, difficult, long road....please don't stop expressing the difficulty you are experiencing....it is important for all to know that not everyone has an easy time of it post tx.....
I'd like to think that there are people out there who don't experience side effects and therefore have no need to seek out these discussion boards regarding the issues, but I'm pretty sure no one could have a positive experience with any aspect of this pill. Needless to say I declined to pay for it too. I'm picking up my prescription for Loestrin 24 today. Wish me luck!
Although Paxil worked wonders for depression and anxiety associated with bipolar disorder, the sexual side effects became too annoying. After ten years I've weaned of Paxil and feel like total ****. I haven't had a dose in seven days and can barely function. I'm confused, disoreinted, irritated and feel I have the mental capability of a two year old. Does this **** ever go away? If so, when?
Before, I used to self -medicate with Marijuana which helped a lot and never had any negative side effects on me except some paranoia on onset depending on circumstances. It would help me with my depression and made me feel balanced and in harmony with life. But when I couldn't get it or afford it because of it's "legality issues" or because sometimes the quality is bad because you never know what you're going to get on the black market.
An alternative dr. scolded me for the number of diet drinks I consume on a daily basis, and warned me of the side effects associated with aspertame (sp?) Just a thought.
sooner being with better drugs as HR recommended but he said to definatley not TX without Alinia if I cannot wait and use Metaformin if I need it I have been on Lexapro for some time but just 10mg a day I am happy with the sups I feel I am doing something positive getting a CAT scan this friday and lab work to check my HOMA and a HEP B panel I want to tx sooner may not wait for the new drugs but really want to know more about who I am physically going in so worried that it may cause m
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