Lexapro and hair loss

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Avatar n tn hi has anyone experienced hair loss with lexapro? im on it for three weeks now and my hair is shedding. what should i do?
Avatar n tn I just wanted to share my story about Lexapro. I took one 10mg Lexapro pill and 8 hours later had a severe adverse reaction to the drug. My life was about to become a nightmare.(This incident happened 14 months ago) My experience is rare but it is important to stress the dangers not explained by professionals in the field and there are many similarities between my experience and that of those who experience terrible withdrawal symptoms from SSRI's.
Avatar n tn Thanks for the responses - the basis of my concern is that I've looked at several medication blog sites and have seen numerous posts of women reporting hair loss from anti-depressants including Wellbutrin so I was really questioning the validity of the "less than 1%" finding from the Wellbutrin trials.
583580 tn?1231139983 The dermatologists told me I was crazy and that I wasn't losing my hair. My family doctor did notice the hair loss but couldn't explain the burning sensation. His solution was to use anti-depressants. I didn't really want to try them but I thought well what do I have to lose besides more hair. We tried a few different brands like Lexapro, Zoloft, Effexor, and Cymbalta. I was on the Cymbalta the longest. I suffered from side effects on all of them esp when I tried quitting the Cymbalta.
Avatar n tn Nioxin can be bought at your salon and it is great for hair loss. My mom is on steroids and was losing her hair bad. She uses all the nioxin line and her hair looks great!
Avatar n tn i was noticing more and more hair loss, and just a little weight loss. I called my pharmacist who said that hair loss isn't really common with topamax and should go away in a few weeks when my body get used to it. i just couldnt lose anymore, i had extremely thick hair and now i can see my scalp which i hate. i use nioxin which helps grow hair (shampoo, conditioner, scalp treatment, and follicle booster) and just continued to lose it.
Avatar n tn However, try to eat more vegetables and fruit, and wait the end of the autumn. If hair loss doesn't stop, see a dermatologist, or talk about it with the doctor who prescribes you the antidepressants.
20790871 tn?1507165021 4% body fat), my training intensified, and I started two medications for depression (Lexapro and Wellbutrin). I gained the weight back after I quit competitive running, but the hair thinning persists. Another thing to note, I have never been an illness-prone person, but lately I have been getting sick a lot and have had several infections over the past few months.
Avatar n tn However, a couple of years ago I was on a variety of medications including Zoloft, Xanax, Trazadone and Clonapin and noticed the hair loss. I went from having thick hair to very thin and brittle. My hair is finally starting to thicken up. Has your doctor said anything about the combination of medication that you may be taking? Best of luck to you.
Avatar n tn However, has anyone experience hair loss from Lexapro, I have from Prozac and am terrifed to try another anti-depressant although I know I really need it. Please someone help. Thanks.
Avatar n tn I, too have been on Lexapro for a long time and suffer from brain fog and short term memory loss. Finding words can be difficult especially as I am in the mental health field myself and am always going to seminars and learning new things and retaining information is so important. I definitely believe it is the medication, which is very helpful in other ways. It's a really difficult tradeoff to have to make!
Avatar n tn I took Zoloft for 8 years with good results, however the effect of the drug lessoned and I began trying newer medications ie, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Cymbalta, Triliptal, Lexapro, Lamictal, Luvox, all of which caused significant hair loss. I am now on Celexa and my hair is starting to fall out. It is very disappointing. I wish I could do without an antidepressant, but I know that I have Unipolar/Bipolar II disorder and without medication I have an extremely difficult time.
Avatar n tn That is the first time I have ever heard of Lexapro causing hair loss. Are you sure it was the Lexapro? I have been taking 30Mgs a day of Lexapro for two years now and my hair is super thick. I've never lost any hair from this. I'm 38 years old now and I am getting a couple grey hairs now, but I figure that's just age catching up with me.
Avatar f tn i am a 26 year old femald. One year ago I started to have hair loss mostly all over but more on the front and sides of my head. So I went to the doctor and had blood tests taken. The results came back and I found out I was low on iron ( my ferritin level was 7) the doctor said it should be about 40. I was also very low on vitamin D. So for the past year I have been taken iron liquid and eating iron rich foods, I eat red meat 5 times a week. I also take vitamin D tablets.
Avatar n tn Hi, I took lexapro for several years. It did wonders for me with no side effects. I have always struggled with my weight. I actually was able to lose and maintain my weight while taking it. I stopped taking it cold turkey which I do not recommend. I thought I didn't need it anymore. I was fine for awhile and then relapsed into depression and GAD. This time around it was not as effective on me. I wish it had been. I am taking Celexa.
Avatar m tn My doctor gave me 10 mg of Lexapro that I have been on for a month, Ativan 1 mg, and Ambien. The Lexapro is doing diddley as I feel worse than I have before ( anxiety, plus headaches, loss of appetite, and my hair is falling out). The only thing that seems to help is the Ativan, which she doesn't like to prescribe but she did. She won't give Klonopin, Valium, or anything else. The Ambien knocks me out at first and lets me get to sleep but then 3 hours later, I'm awake.
1190024 tn?1264692022 Hi - I have a pretty extensive background, but will try to make this as short & easy to comprehend as possible. I'm a 33 year old single mom who has struggled with "mental issues" for many years. At the age of 15 I was placed on Prozac for depression. Over the next 15 years I tried Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and several others.
Avatar n tn On my one month post NB recheck with the GP, I was taken off prozac and put on Lexapro (because of major weight loss and general shaky/week feeling) and she told me to take the lexapro in AM instead of PM. Also put me on trazadone 50 mg in PM along side of Xanax. After one month I asked to begin to wean off Xanax. got the ok. Very slowly began to wean. Once that was done, tried and succeeded to wean off trazadone. Once that was done, I tried to wean off Lexapro. By last year, Feb.
Avatar n tn I am glad to hear i am not alone in this awful experience called lexapro. I started my adventure with AD with wellbutrin about 16 months ago. I can't recall feeling different except that i began to sweat profusely. I could use deoderant 3 times a day and it didn't matter. I switched to lexapro about 7 months ago which almost instantaneously made me feel what i guess is happiness. I felt an inner calmness and my social anxiety disappeared. It was the most content feeling.
Avatar n tn Lexapro generally doesn't cause "brain damage", and while going cold turkey isn't generally the best idea (weaning off of it tends to minimize side-effects), it generally doesn't cause very adverse symptoms. Xanax is a cousin of the benzodiazepine family, which is what kind of concerns me when you say began drinking heavily concurrently with your meds. However, you were probably taking a small-enough dose to minimize any potential long term damage.
Avatar n tn I went off of Topomax after 5 months because of the incredible loss of hair, and the hair that was left turned frizzy and unmanagable. It felt dry and strawlike, very thin, plus I had the tingling. I lost only 8 pounds, 5 of which come back during that time of the month, and my periods were all mesed up. Not worth it as a weight loss drug! Plus, I already gained back 3 pounds after being off of it only 2 1/2 weeks, the carbo craves are back!
Avatar n tn I tried Lamictal but it made me literally stupid and gave me horrible acne, then I tried Depakote but it made me like the living dead I was miserable and tired and I gained 20lbs and started losing my hair (i didnt appreciate that), currently I'm on trileptal which is great because my hair came back and my depakote weight went away but i dont think it is getting rid of my seizures so its basically useless, so now I am slowly adding topamax to my regime!
Avatar n tn Some people experience it as fight or anger. The following may help. My family has been drug free and anxiety and depression free for almost 2 yrs now since stay off the sugar as best we can. If you are a sugar craver. A glucose test is not necessary. A simple test can be just eating an orange after not eating for awhile a see if 20 min. after eating the orange you feel hunger pangs. If so then you probably a reactive hypoglycemic. Good Luck and God Bless.
Avatar n tn I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Avatar f tn Only since adding T4 to get my Free T4 above mid-range (and lowering my desiccated dose) has both my hair texture and volume improved. It should be noted that hair loss is a symptom of both too much and too little thyroid." - Tired Thyroid - Reverse T3: Side Effects of T3-only (or why you need T4 too).
233622 tn?1279338505 -| . The extra pounds are not good for my back and feet either. I need to lose that weight and tone up I can at least help those sx that I have *some* control over. Instead of WW, I decided to sign up the whole family at the YMCA today. It's about 3 miles from my home and I figure that the kids can work out (or my 4 yo can play in babysitting) while I do the 30 minute circuit (like "Curves"), an elliptical/treadmill, pilates/yoga class or whatever.
20790871 tn?1507165021 In such cases it is NOT recommended to treat the thyroid as usual. Treating the adrenals first is imperative! Stressed adrenals would explain the hair loss./thinning and perhaps the acne. If needed, a minimal dose of T3 only like Cyromel, as a trial might be OK., but you should ask for free T3 and reverse T3 testing, to confirm. Organ shrinkage occurs in low fat environments as lowered immune and brain function.