Lexapro and itching

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Avatar m tn I have nausea, headaches, dizziness, blurry vision, weird hot flashes, skin burning and itching and backache. Has anyone experienced any of these when stopping Lexapro? I am trying to decipher if these symptoms are just anxiety or if it is due to the withdrawl from the Lexapro. If anyone has any advice please let me know.
1348686 tn?1310657843 I am not sure if it is my anxiety or if it is a side effect to the medication. I have been on Lexapro for 3 weeks and now I seem really itchy. However I don't have a rash, hives, breathing problems or anything like that. Has anyone else had this problem with medication and if so does it go away? Could it be from the anxiety itself????
Avatar f tn Hi lou yes burning skin and burning in the head and chest pain and numbness and tingling starts in my face and continues through my body. My psy said give the medicine time 6 wks but I can't continue on this way it has to not be the right one for me. Been on it 3wks but weaned off of paxil and wasn't sure if it were paxil withdrawl or the lexapro affects.
Avatar n tn It stopped working, so my doctor recently started to treat me with SSRI's. Started with Celexa, then Lexapro and now Zoloft. I've itched on all of them usually right after taking them. Zoloft being the worst. My doctor said I can take Benedryl. Will the itching taper off as my body gets accustomed to the SSRI's or will I have to stay on Benedryl for the duration of being on an SSRI? I've read on-line that it is the SSRI's that increase my anxiety and therefore I itch.
Avatar m tn Yes, Lexapro can cause sweating and feeling hot. Common side effect. Don't know about the itching. It's too soon to know if the med will work or not, side effects occur before effects kick in, so no way to know if this will last or go away.
Avatar n tn I wear cotton underwear and cotton clothing. I don't have any vaginal itching or anal itching, and there appears to be no sign of any type of yeast infection. I have had also in the past year had three bladder infections after not having one for over 20 years with no change in sexual practices. I am partnered with a woman, and we have been together seven years with no other sexual contact. We do have a swimming pool but I have been swimming on weekends in the warm months for two years now.
Avatar f tn use gold bond when itching is really bad and aveeno all the time. Like Tippy said Atarax prescription works.
Avatar n tn I found out that itching was a side effect by googling on the internet. My doctor switched me back to Lexapro and I still had itching. I went off of everything for 4 days and still itched. I started Xoloft and still itched. I was given Pristiq and still itched. My allergist ran multiple blood tests to rule out anything more severe. He said all along it couldn't be the antidepressants because their life wouldn't be in my system that long.
Avatar n tn Hi All, I have experienced problems with my vision (blurred at times) and pain in my eyes (kind of feels like when your eyes are dialated during an eye exam and very dry) during my withdrawal of these medications. I went to the opthamologist today. My eyes checked out perfect. 20/20 Vision, dialation was normal, and the eye muscles that control dialation were normal. In summary, I have experienced these eye problems due to withdrawl of both of these drugs.
Avatar f tn Many people are fearful of trying a medication. It's hard to tell what kind of experience you will have, as everyone is different. A temporary increase anxiety is a fairly common side effect, but it usually starts improving after a week or two, and there are ways to combat that. The dizziness is less commonly reported.
Avatar n tn I changed my soaps, lotions, and detergents. I have tried Benadryl and creams applied to the skin, they do not phase the itching. Please help.
154927 tn?1205246451 Celexa and lexapro work best for me, not together. I was on celexa then lexapro and switched back to celexa. It's generic only now and cheaper co-pay. Good luck. did you get my post awhile back when I said that anxiety IS helped by A/d's. It was the last post so you might not have seen it, back when you were first asking about a/d's.
Avatar m tn ) But, if I CAN come off the Lexapro and still be okay, that would be nice. I am suffering from SEVERE vertigo and feel that the Lexapro, while perhaps not causing that, certainly doesn't help. (I definitely know that lack of sleep and LOTS of coffee has made the vertigo worse.) I have no complaints about the Lexapro. And I would agree - if I have terrible withdrawl, it still would have been worth all the fantastic months I have had in the meantime.
15276043 tn?1439747551 Ever since I have withdrawen from Lexapro I have had terrible itching and restless nights. Could this be one of the withdrawals? I have tried many of drugs from Doctors and over the counter medicine.
Avatar f tn Once a week I take one of my husbands klonopin and neurontin and that takes care of the itching, but I don't want to get addicted to any medicine. What can I do to stop this maddening itching at night. What kind of doctor does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? I know this is all in my mind, from worrying, but I can't stop this itching.
Avatar f tn -codeine -teamazepam (so I could get to sleep and slow down the itching) -benadryl -acyclovir (because I have herpes and I am trying to cover my bases now). I've seen a P.A. and my doctor. The first one gave me a pinworm test (negative). The second one had me just "come back to see him if it didn't get better" (I suggested this is basically Irritable bowel syndrome). I have started "Eating for IBS" a diet made by a lady online with unresolved symptoms.
19579692 tn?1480376951 I have a feeling it's the narcotics. I am in terrible pain and don't know what to do...and why in the world would this happen after no dose change and being on them for years with no itch? Thanks!
Avatar f tn i stopped cold turkey from wellbutrin and celexa and was feeling ok for a few days then it hit me. i then went back to half dosage of each for 4 days, this made all symptoms of withdrawal go away. i then dropped my dose to 1/4 for 4 days, figuring this would hopefully make me have no withdrawal symptoms. not sure if i didn't step down for long enough or what but withdrawal is back though definitely not as severe. i have the vertigo which is awful. feeling dizzy, nauseous.
647391 tn?1275020233 Since then, I have had reactions to other things, but have not been able to figure out what? Tonight I got motivated to do some picking up, cleaning and laundry and I got sweaty and the itching became alive. I would like to do major itching. Why do hives keep coming back? I never was allergic to anything. I was always careful about not using scented things, because I knew my mom was very allergic to stuff like that.
Avatar n tn I am itching too... and I'm not joking!!! It's just everywhere here and there and it really does drive you nuts... I don't have any idea why... I came here to see what was wrong with everyone else. Ok so you have absolutely no answers. Guess I'll go to the doctor... LOL I will say, it started out with my hands and feet. When I wake up it is a horrible warm "desperate" itch that has to be dealt with NOW! feeling... Understand what I mean by that? Even my lips..
Avatar f tn I started to take the Lexapro and felt pretty much the same emotionally, but i started to gain weight and feel bloated and pressure. I got of the Lexapro cold turkey after two weeks of taking it. I was on 20 mg. I havent seen my doctor yet at all. I feel really irritable, angry, annoyed, and a little sad or angry at stuff but I wouldnt say im "depressed", i just feel like I have really bad PMS. But the worst thing of all is I've gained even MORE weight.
709686 tn?1277435759 I have been having weird aches and pains in my joints and muscles and am PRAYING it is the candida (although my dr says no science to that) and not some type of arthritis (I have been tested some and waiting on results of more testing.) I just posted a few minutes ago b/c I don't know if my newfound anxiety is causing the pains or if the pains are there and causing me anxiety b/c doctor can't figure out what's wrong!
1684282 tn?1505701570 I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
Avatar n tn I gained over 50 pounds on Lexapro and the withdraw symptoms were HORRIBLE... I mean , HORRIBLE! Lost over 80 lbs on combination of Adderall and Wellbutrin, with the help of running and eating half portions, and kept off for 2 years until this past year.....have gained 20-30 back, don't have as much energy and control of my OCD as before. I am now on Topamax for my severe migraines....while still taking Adderall and Wellbutrin, hoping to cease taking those soon.
Avatar n tn Hello, I am a 21 year old male, I am 6ft tall and I weigh 175-176 lbs. I suffer from a severe anxiety disorder. I was put on a beta blocker toprol to help control my racing heart. And xanax to help control my anxiety overall as well as an ssri called lexapro. Now my question is I have checked my Blood Pressure and I have noticed some readings like 107/56 or 109/58 or 107/59. Now I was curious if that is dangerous.
1149087 tn?1415320149 Hello to all of you, this is my first post on this forum- I have lurked around for a bit and posted once in the "limboland"-group-- but unfortunately it appears i most probably have ms (neuro said he thought it was about 80% likely i do and suggested i think about starting medication). my question now is if anyone here has any experience or knowledge regarding people with longstanding recurrent major depression who need to take a disease modifying medication?
Avatar f tn The dreaded rash was never an issue, but I did take Atarax for itching and use Desonide lotion and ointment 0.05% for any itchies that did come up. I think it was mostly the Riba because it was the typical red pin point rash usually associated with that med. In my trial, they would give meds for rashes and itching but no helper drugs for the anemia and neutropenia.
Avatar n tn It also has a shorter half life so you don't feel groggy in the am. I was also on Vicodin for severe headaches and joint pain, atarax for itching, Flexaril for muscle relaxation, Lexapro for depression and Ambien for sleep. Since tx I am only on the ambien 5 mg, lexapro and an occasional prn medication. I plan to slowly get off the meds next month.