Lexapro diarrhea

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709686 tn?1277435759 WOuld anyone know if constipation is a side effect of Lexapro? Things seemed fine until I began taking this med.
358304 tn?1409713092 Ive been weaning off my Lexapro kinda fast, and I've only been on it for 2 months. My question is... is nausea and diarrhea and painful stomach/gas/bloating a side effect of coming off? 2 nights ago I woke up nauseated and threw up once. Then last night, I went to bed and couldn't sleep ALL night b/c my stomach felt SOOO bloated, just really really bad stomach pain, and I had alot of gas... (kinda embarrasing lol.
Avatar m tn Starting lexapro 5mg,more anxious,sick stomach. How long to improve if it does?
1288270 tn?1301291212 Now,Im not sure if I should stop Lexapro cold turkey. I just started halving it this morning...So,I wouldnt die if I just stopped taking Lexapro, Would I?
Avatar f tn I was prescribed Lexapro, I took it on Wednesday (3 days ago) and in the afternoon had panic. It scared me and so I didn't take another. Three days later I feel weird, no emotions, cold, diarrhea, restless legs. How long will this take to get out of my body?
Avatar f tn I stopped Lexapro two months ago because of side effects. My anxiety is back severely. I'm going to restart it tonight. Forget the side effects I need the medicine. It didn't help me as much as I'd like but it obviously helped me more than I thought. At some time I might switch to a different medicine but current day I'm getting back on Lexapro. I just refilled it & they gave me generic. I've been on name brand. Will I tell the difference? Will it work again?
Avatar f tn I realized Ativan was also drying out and ruining my entire insides. So, once I got off it, and I also got off Lexapro, the diarrhea went away, but to this day I have sensitive guts and have to eat smaller portions of foods than I used to. So, review your meds... you did say you took an anti-inflammatory when this began, so could be some pill you're on is doing this to you, like happened to me.
Avatar f tn I've been on Lexapro since mid-April and just 2 weeks ago I began to experience very loose stools (diarrhea like). I know loose stools are a side effect from Lexapro but is it posisble to start having them 6 weeks after you have been taking the med?
128966 tn?1212776535 Hello, I am interested in anyone's experience with LEXAPRO as a daily preventative for migraines..I am about to start and would love to hear back from people with experience. I have 7 a month using DOXEPIN but that is still too many. Thanks in advance.
Avatar f tn The first couple years of taking Lexapro I had no side effects. For the last year +, I have had abdominal pain, gas, heartburn & diarrhea almost daily. I have asked my Dr. 3xs if it could be from the Lexapro, but he keeps telling me no. I have a decent diet ~I eat lots of fruit & salad & drink nothing but water. My Dr. just want to give me more med's for the symptoms (prilosec, etc). I take Pepcid and GasX almost every day.
709686 tn?1277435759 Yes, ssris can cause constipation. Also diarrhea. Fun, eh? As for increasing the dosage, you can go up by 5mg at a time, but if you do go to 20mg, buy the 20mg and take it once a day. Lexapro is expensive since it's still on patent, and that's cheaper than taking two 10mg tabs and does the same thing. I can tell you my psychiatrist raised me 5mg at a time.
Avatar f tn Week 1 - 20mg of Lexapro, 12.5 of Zoloft Week 2 - 10mg of Lexapro, 25 of Zoloft Week 3 - 5 mg of Lexapro, 37.5 mg of Zoloft Week 4 - 50 mg of Zoloft Week 5 (just started) - 62.5 mg of Zoloft I've noticed the past few days severe stomach aches and diarrhea. Is this something that is typical for Zoloft and how long does it last?
Avatar n tn He or she is wise utilizing the (every other day method) to taper you off Lexapro. This can be done with Lexapro due to it half life properties. Most doctors are not wise enough to utilize this method. Here is my advice: (1.) before you panic, there is a really nasty flu bug going around right now, so you could have a touch of that mixed in with the obvious withdrawl symptoms. (2.) Ask your doctor if he can call you in just a low dosage script of Xanax.
Avatar m tn Hello, So i've been on Lexapro 10mg for about 4 weeks now and since a couple of days ago i've been feeling very tired and sleepy to the point that all i want to do is sleep. Will this effect go away or am i experiencing the true effects of Lexapro? Thanks.
Avatar m tn My doctor wants me to start taking Lexapro for anxiety and the physical symptoms anxiety can cause -- upset stomach, muscle aches, etc. The only thing I'm worried about is that Lexapro can *cause* gastritis; I'm very susceptible to gastritis, and take Nexium and Pepcid to avoid a burning stomach (they work 90% of the time). She doesn't think this is an issue, but I'm not sure I agree, given the literature I've read. Anyone know anything I don't?
767237 tn?1332643777 00 pm threw up at 6:30 diarrhea all day and continued after dose trying to go to sleep now its 930 very eyes sting stomach is tight hungry but I now I cant eat. Before I got in bed I felt like I wouldnt be able to sleep.
Avatar m tn so my doctor gave me a 30 day perscription of both lexapro 10 MG and xanax .5 MG the other day because i have Panic attacks and hyperventilation syndrome, he told me for the first week to take half of a lexapro pill once a day for 7 days just to get my body adjusted to the medicine and then take 1 full pill a day after that, he also said it would take a while for the lexapro to kick in so he told me to take the xanax incase i have any anxiety problems within the first week...
Avatar f tn I am going to see a naturopath and starting progesterone as she thinks that is my issue but I didn't feel I could go off a antidepresant yet so asked to switch to lexapro. Lexapro doesn't seem to be working well, still jittery crying spells etc. Never had anxiety before so at a loss at this point, am only 39 so very frustrating.
Avatar f tn A few days more and I started with the stomach pain and diarrhea that I'm now experiencing. I stopped taking the Lexapro last night in case that's what causing it. The only reason I don't think it's a virus is because I had the body ache flu for a week towards the middle of January. The following week I had loose stools and assumed it was remnants of the flu bug. So either I've gotten another virus or this one is still going. Either way, it seems strange to me.
7562787 tn?1392206272 I've been on lexapro for 6 days now and I freakin' hate it. Every dose is worse than the last. Everytime I take it, as soon as it kicks in I get horrible cold sweats, body shaking, nausea, and a general feeling of restlessness, I also get odd pins and needles sensations, headaches and begin to feel very nervous. This stuff is supposed to help calm me down, not keep me keyed up.
Avatar n tn Yes, the fatigue, constant nausea, stiffness, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, hair falling out, weight gain, agitation, tingling sensations, muscle pain, severe headaches, neck pain, vision problems, tremors, sweating, chills, sore skin, bruising, insomia, vivid dreams and nightmares, increased urination, flu-like symptoms, severe dizziness or a feeling of being off balance (like the V8 commercials), not being able to concentrate or do simple tasks, the wrong words coming out, zoning out, diar
Avatar f tn I know there's a connection between serotonin and our intestines, I think the majority of serotonin receptors are in the gut, actually, and that's why so many SSRI's like Paxil or Zoloft cause people diarrhea. Does it apply to all of them? I wonder if Lexparo would do that? Anyone knows? Thanks for sharing.
Avatar n tn Usually, it comes on suddenly, and I can't move because it's so bad. A few hours later, I end up with diarrhea. The most recent two times, I have eventually passed a kidney stone after these episodes, and then they get sooo much better until the next time. Can kidney stones really cause diarrhea or is there something else going on that I should be worried about? My GI tract has been thoroughly investigated, but nobody can find anything. Help?
709686 tn?1277435759 Today is 27 on 5mgs of Lexapro. What a ride it has been. While I can tell a big difference in my anxiety and anger I have had several other side effects that caught me off guard. The worst issue for me has been painful constipation...and I do mean painful. Not meaning to be gross...but during one stretch I went 7 days without a movement so I began taking an over-the-counter laxative called Colace which helped a little. I do think things are starting to return to normal ever so slowly.
Avatar f tn I have also been on 5 mg of Lexapro for the same amount of time. These were given to me for anxiety and depression. I also suffer from restless leg syndrome, and have had a bowel resection. I have just gone through a bout of diarrhea, and was unable to eat or take medications for 10 days. I have started experiencing severe withdrawl symptoms. Headaches, stomach aches, inability to sleep. Is it too late for me to try any withdrawl remedies.
Avatar n tn After reading these posts and I am starting to put two and two together and they are definitely looking like they are adding up to weight gain from Lexapro. I started on Lexapro in early July. I weighed in at about 178 at that time - 5'9 and worked out almost every day. While I was experiencing the start up side effects from Lexapro (about 4 weeks) I didnt work out but didnt gain any weight during that time. Anyway long story short - in the last month to 6 weeks I have put on about 12 lbs.
Avatar f tn I'm wondering if my doctor could prescribe something to help with my overactive bladder so I could keep taking the Lexapro or if I should just take something else instead. Lexapro is good in ways because it produces fewer side effects than any other SSRI med that I've tried and I've tried many of them.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been taking 10mg of Lexapro for a year and a half and recently decided to taper off due to fatigue and weight gain. I have mentioned cutting back to my doctor, but she seems adamant that I stay on the meds indefinitely. I do not agree with this because I am concerned about the long term effects, which are largely unknown. I am going to discontinue treatment with her due to changes in my insurance policy, so I decided to try to cut back on my own.
389797 tn?1200693362 I have not left the house except to go to a doctor or test in 6 weeks, and my husband has driven me as I feel too weak. I have chronic diarrhea with severe gas after eating. I and am afraid to eat anything that will cause distress and have lost 40 pounds in 4 months (20% of body weight). Constant nagging abdominal pain ULQ whether I eat or don't, I also have anxiety, sweats (no fever), tremors, and lower back pain. Symptoms were occasional at first but are now almost daily.