Lexapro dosage in children

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Avatar n tn 5 might work for you, only experience can tell. You also might take the lexapro in the morning if you are not already doing that. that may help you with the sleep pattern since lexapro seems to have a stimulant effect.
Avatar m tn I'm 36 now and off of the Lexapro, I have 1 or 2 friends (that I don't see very often and that's ok), 5 children, and a wonderful, supportive husband. I also take a multivitamin (the B vitamins are crucial for my mental well-being) and an herbal supplement called 5HTP which acts a lot like Lexapro, but isn't addictive. I hope my story helps a little. Tell her I said hi and that she sounds like someone I would really like.
Avatar f tn Not to sound judgmental, but does your wife want to be weaned off Lexapro? It sounds like you are in charge here and a doctor should be the one doing the "weaning". The symptoms you describe are normal ones, but she should defintiely be in the care of a doctor. Abrupt weaning of these drugs can cause seizures and a lot of other nasty stuff. If it's your doc you don't like, call around and find one who will work with you.
Avatar n tn You said you have only been on it for 2 weeks, you should know that it takes a FULL 4-8 weeks for Lexapro to even take effect in your body...with that being said, I would look into other things that could be affecting your sexual dysfunction. Hope this helps any.
Avatar f tn I noticed them when I was tapering off, however, I went really slow which minimized them in my opinion. I was also probably worried as well which probably added to my worries and symptoms. It took a good month or so for me to start feeling as if I was not experiencing any withdrawals after I stopped my taper. Keep us posted!
Avatar n tn If not, that might be a move in the right direction. I do have a question for you...I too stopped taking Lexapro a month ago. I gained 10 pounds while on Lexapro and cannot seem to lose any of it. Have you noticed that your weight has returned to what you had weighed before taking Lexapro? I am a small framed woman, so 10 pounds is a lot for me. I'm wondering if getting the Lexapro out of my system completely will take a while and the weight gain to go down soon.
Avatar n tn Please understand that I'm NOT in any way trying to say what you're going through ISN'T related to the Lexapro, I'm just giving you the facts relating to how anxious people can often point the finger at something without looking at the bigger picture. You don't feel well, and you almost, in the back of your mind expected somewhat of a rough time coming off...it's almost a self fulfilling prophecy, ya know?
Avatar n tn Well, since tuesday i have been really feeling like **** (too many side effects to list unless you are wanting to know i can get back to you) But, i guess i need to get to the point -----one of the things you mentioned the burning sensations in the body i too have had as i am withdrawling from Lexapro so i think that that is from Lexapro leaving your system and not Wellbutrin--give it more of a chance as with any new at least a month or so--any other quest.
Avatar n tn Wellbutrin is known to help offset some of the side effects of the SSRIs. I gained 15 pounds though in one year on Lexapro and Wellbutrin,but I also stopped exercising and started eating more junk food. All the SSRIs though can cause lethargy and apathy though. It's pretty common. The "zombie" state..as some refer to it. I'm not really an advocate of SSRIs to be taken continually,unless you have a major depressive disorder.I'm talking suicide attempts and in and out of hospitals..
Avatar n tn Life after Lexapro! I was on Lexapro for over 2 years and I gained 40 pounds. I went off in May by tappering off. I really didn't have many withdrawl issues, but now I am remembering one of he main reasons I went on in the first place. I have bouts of anger and I am extremely irritable. I am wondering if this is from going off the meds or are these really my true emotions. Has anyone else had issues with major changes in thier emotions after being off meds for a while?
Avatar f tn Hey there! Yes Lexapro side effect in some people can gain weight, your age of 36 is not the reason you have been gaining weight because of your condition depression and enxiety which is the reason of the Rx lexapro usually, people eat a lot more as well, consult with your Dr. ask for less dosage of the lexapro, and exercise more and eat less perhaps that's the key to resolve your problem, good luck to you.
Avatar f tn the dopiness mentioned was more of a drugged out stupor for me and only occurred at dosage changes. Tingling in the fingers or toes lessens over time; occasionally have bad days. I do tend to have numbness in the tips of my fingers most of the time. These things I've gotten use to. What I've finally discovered from reading here, is the cause of the hair loss which was extreme over the last six months.
Avatar n tn It doesn't apply to lack of confidence in relationships. Lexapro might help you feel better, but it won't answer any questions about the true nature of her feelings for you or yours for her or why this has bothered you to the extent it has. Can't tell you what to do, that's up to you, but if how you're handling the relationship problem is the real main problem you need to find out what your issues are and get past them, and no medication has been invented that will do that.
Avatar m tn and came across dozens of health-related websites (similar to this) where I read report after report after report of absolutely HORRIBLE withdrawl symptoms of people coming off Lexapro. Has anyone come off Lexapro with GOOD results? One thing in common with most of these is that they would say they would go from, say 10 mg. to 5 mg for just a week and then off of it completely. A week at 5mg. doesn't seem nearly long enough to me.
Avatar n tn I'm 28 now) - I went on Zoloft in December of 2003 and switched to Lexapro sometime in 2004. I've had the weight gain. When I started Zoloft in December of 2003, I was around 205. I immediately dropped about 10 pounds. But, then it slowly started creaping back, even after switching to Lexapro. I've had moderate success with losing a few pounds; however, I'm ravenous for food a lot of the time and have uncontrollable cravings. Not cravings for sex, mind you, just cravings for food.
Avatar n tn I am a professional and I manage a multi-million dollar a year business. I was on Lexapro for about 4 years. A family practice MD put me on it in 2004 during a very stressful time in my life (new baby, new job, relocation, professional licensure examination, etc.). Maybe I needed it, maybe not. I now know I did not have good stress coping skills at that point in my life. In hind site, the Dr had probably just seen the Lexapro rep and so there I was on it. Fast-forward 3.5 years.
Avatar n tn M father was given Lexapro in the Nursng Home, could this have been the cause of his depression ?
Avatar n tn olders who were dying to do just about anything besides work as well as getting far too irritable and unfair around my children, I knew I had to make a change. I got on Lexapro and took it for 2 yrs, varying my dosage from 5-20 mgs, depending on the season and the reason. 4 mos. ago in March I quit cold turkey. I had some emotional swings but nothing I couldn't handle (like I said, I'm a high school teacher, I can handle anything.
Avatar f tn I started Celexa for "mild" anxiety and stress back in November. It gave me increased nervousness and anxiety from the start, but I decided to "tough it out" like so many people told me I should do and give it a chance to work. I only took it for 2 months. The anxiety that the drug caused seemed like it started to get better and then just hit me with panic attacks and crying spells that I did not have before taking this drug.
Avatar n tn I immediately got off the Lexapro after getting better. I have been fine other then a slight feeling of numbness in my knees. I was wondering if anyone with these eye symptoms was ever on Cipro, Floxin, or Leviquin or any other fluoroquin antibiotic. Just wondering if maybe there was some connection.
518117 tn?1429279873 i am wonderful with children. but can only handle one child. but it would bring in about an extra $100. a wonderful friend of mine, put some ideas in my head, when she said, i could assist someone with disabilities or an elderly person. and it made me think of babysitting in my home. that would allow me to make an income too and not be out in the public. i will pm you very shortly sweet jade. what a blessing you are to me, trying to help me figure some of this job situation out.
Avatar n tn Most but not all patients will describe a feeling of tension or stiffness in the cranial muscles, especially in the forehead.
Avatar f tn I used to just drink about twice a month....now, I wish I had a beer in my hand every evening!! Why am I looking to these substances to "relax me," if you will. Could this be a sign that I am not actually ADD OR am I perscribed too much you think? Can ANYONE relate to these side effects? Please let me know. I can't get back to the doctor for another 3 weeks and I certainly don't want to drink and smoke more!!
Avatar m tn you and i have a lot in common lol! i have also tried beta blockers an lexapro and theyve made them worse, my palps come right before my cycle, and ive had thyroid disease since i was 18...im now 29. ive read umpteen different takes on which antidepressants to take on here and almost EVERYONE that has tried them all has said zoloft worked best.i was actually on it for 10 years, and it stopped working. for the last 3 ive tried prozac, wellbutrin and lexapro and none helped me.
Avatar n tn It is important to remember that untreated depression in the mother is not benign and may place both the mother and her children at risk. With regard to optimal dosage during pregnancy, the lowest effective dosage should be used. The dosage of medication needed to keep her well before pregnancy should be maintained across pregnancy, unless she develops symptoms of depression when pregnant, at which time the dose could be raised to insure mood stability.
Avatar n tn I shelled out over $850 in out-of-pocket expenses in April, for NOTHING. It will take a lot to get me back in a doctor's office. I pray you get better.
Avatar m tn You need a change in dosage. Go back and see your doctor.
Avatar f tn I have been working fulltime since I can not call in sick and I have two young children to deal with (3 years and 7 years) Hang in there. It shall get better soon.
401095 tn?1351395370 Short-term studies have shown that children using antidepressants have an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in the first few months of treatment. Children should be closely monitored when beginning antidepressants or changing dosage. Likewise, adults who have depression (or other psychiatric conditions) and a history of suicidal behavior should also be closely watched. About the Author Dr.
881974 tn?1242204273 I have three small children and I can not afford to take drugs that alter my moods or debilatate me in physical ways. Xanax does not make me sleepy and takes care of my attacks within 10 to 15 minutes after I take it. On rare occasions I have had it not work and had been rushed to the hospital 4x for it in the last 2 years. Some days are better than others and I take it according to each day not on a doctors prescribed schedule.