Lexapro overdose treatment

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Avatar f tn I was suffering from alot of stress and then I started to get depressed so, I went to the doctor 9 years ago and he prescribed lexapro and vioxx due to a knot that had come up on my neck ' thinking back on that I believe it was caused from all the tension headaches I was having" anyway that night as usual I put my daughter to bed took the meds. then I went to bed.
Avatar f tn Check with your doctor regarding contraindications between Lexapro and whichever Hep C treatment you are planning to do. My husband had to go off Lexapro when he began triple therapy with Incivek because Lexapro isn't recommended with Incivek. His hepatologist switched him to Citalopram instead.
Avatar n tn PCR and have had so many troubles with those stupid AD's, But I had problems before, so I knew I would during treatment. I didn't count on having worse problems when the evil drugs gave my brain back but still has a grip on it. JEEZ, this is something I dont know how to get a grip on. Here's hoping I'm still SVR next week!!! Here's an attempt at lightening my stupid post. My baby girl moved away last wk(18yrs.).
116701 tn?1210262764 I am taking Pegasus / Copegus / Nupogen / Lexapro / Ambien. Seems like everything has become a irritant lately. Anyone else experiencing problems like this or have a solution. My doctor says it just goes with treatment.
Avatar n tn (PCOS, AdrenalHyperplasia, Anxiety, and Diabetes) Oh yah, I also just stopped my Lexapro this week because it was to expensive and my doc just changed my dose of prednisone so my body is going through a lot right now.
Avatar m tn Agitation or restlessness Diarrhea Fast heart beat Hallucinations Increased body temperature Loss of coordination Nausea Overactive reflexes Rapid changes in blood pressure Vomiting Treatment Patients with serotonin syndrome should stay in the hospital for at least 24 hours for close observation.
Avatar n tn 's said was a drug overdose. Each time she tried to explain that she had not taken anything other than the prescribed SSRI (Effexor first, Celexa second, and Lexepro third). She was never believed and each time, she was tossed into a detox facility or a locked psych facility. The 3rd 'overdose' came 3 weeks after starting the smallest dosage of Lexepro......she was rushed by ambulance to a hospital and, THANK GOD, the Dr. recognized the symptoms of Serotonin Syndrome.
3867523 tn?1348953285 Aside from hep C, I have hypertension, Hypothyroid (from first round of treatment) and past prostate cancer. I have low testosterone, but when I tried to take it shots, my BP went through the roof. I stopped that. I'm on week 25 of 48 of triple treatment with incivek. I think I'm a lot better since that first twelve weeks, but I agree with my wife that I need something for my mood. She's a wonderful woman I've been married to for nearly 43 years and we can't be upsetting her.
Avatar n tn Worked like a hot dam for a while but once I was done treatment and body needs changed, I ended up on serotonin overdose (serotonin syndrome) EEEEYYUU, that was tough. NOw he's given me lexapro 10mg., to start 20 next week and respiridal to help me sleep. I'm taking 5 mg of Lex and nothing else. Still have problems sleeping but if it goes on too long, I take a gravol and it really me sleep. When I was on treatment, I couldn't read my own body, now I can.
Avatar m tn And I apologise to people explaining that I am doing a medical treatment and it makes me irritable. My doctor has offered to put me on an AD to smooth things over. You could talk to your about that if you like. ************************************************************* PEGASYS therapy may cause you to develop mood or behavioral problems, including: * irritability (getting upset easily) * depression (feeling low, feeling bad about yourself or feeling hopeless), and anxiety.
Avatar n tn I was also told that this is normal and typical and wouldn't warrant any treatment. I was told to ignore them. I've had what I think was brief bigeminy during sex a couple of times. I'm starting to come to terms with it, but I'm concerned about possibilities of some sort of heart attack. I've been told that the ectopic beats won't cause a heart attack and that a heart attack is usually caused by a lack of blood flow to the heart which I do not have. I'm kind of a worrier.
387056 tn?1200447377 I am a 30 year old female chronic pain patient who was treated at a very reputable hospital in Northern California. I was given amitryptaline to sleep at night, and Lexapro to help me with depression. Immiediately starting the treatment, my legs became numb when I walked up stairs. I thought I had buldged a disc so my pain doc sent me to physical therapy.
Avatar m tn Any irregularity in your daily diet can also cause similar symptoms. Any drug overdose especially caffeine. Exercise can also induce twitching. I think you might have what is called as Generalized Anxiety Disorder. You should be consulting a neuro-psychologist at earliest. Hope this helps you. Bye.
Avatar m tn It is extremely important for you to work closely with your provider in optimizing your pain management. Opioid treatment regimens are very complicated, especially with dosing conversion and extended release formulations. Opioid therapy conversion needs to be very conservative, because opioid overdose can lead to respiratory depression and may be fatal. Please follow-up with your provider in working out the best possible pain management for you. First of all: 1.
80575 tn?1207135964 Just had my primary care physician change my meds from Ativan to Xanax and Lexapro to Prozac, I have used this combination twice before and it worked just fine for me. On some nights I do cut my Xanax in half. Just depends on how much anxiety I have. They last longer that way too, if you cut them in half and they work. Only have to pay for a prescription every other month instead of every month. Good Luck with getting a balance.
Avatar n tn I'm currently on Adderall XR 10mg (sometimes twice a day)and Lexapro 10mg. I recently tried a little bit of marijuana. I'm not much of a drug taker and won't try anything harder. I suppose a lot of the research showing that it doesn't have so many negative effects made me not so against it. I really highly doubt that I'll ever become a heavy or even medium level user. I know that there is some kind of interaction with just Adderall and Lexapro (serotonin syndrome?).
Avatar n tn It took me a few tries before I got it right. What about lexapro? I actually lost weight on that. It surpresses my appetite. I was on zoloft for years but found it didnt work after a while. Im still on xanax when needed. It sounds like the anxiety is really out of control. I wouldn't be affraid to use the xanax when the anxiety becomes overwhelming and unbearable. After all its a disease. Cancer patients need treatment. What makes you any different?
Avatar n tn He was adamant about that. Unfortunately that also doubles the cost of the treatment. He is on a myriad of different drugs. Lexapro, testosterone cream, a sleep agent...he was on Adderal but has ceased that because of migraines. He is ADD and always...how shall I say this...."high maintenance". Unfortunately he lives several states away and nothing he says can really be verified. I don't want to think he's lying... for his mother's sake.
Avatar f tn He still was VERY anxious, so This morning,at the advise of his psychologist, my love asked his psychiatrist to put him back on the medication that had beed hlepful in the past (klonopin rather than anthihistimine), but to administer it in small doses -to ease the fear of overdose or abuse. The Dr. agreed to the arrangement after seeing his condition on antihistimine in place of klonopin. The klonopin seems like a gamble -does it ultimatley hurt more tyhan it helps?
Avatar m tn In the world of antidepressants, Lexapro is a commonly prescribed one, and it has a pretty high success rate and is easy to tolerate for most people. It's a good first choice of meds IMO. I had great success with Lexapro myself. Of course everyone reacts differently to medications, so trying an antidepressant is largely a trial and error process. You'd have to give it time before you decide if it is helping you or not.
3060903 tn?1398568723 If you are taking a medication for anxiety, do not change your dosage without consulting your physician! Many different types of medications are used in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including traditional anti-anxiety drugs such as benzodiazepines, and newer options like antidepressants and beta-blockers. These medications can be very effective, but they shouldn’t be thought of as a cure.
Avatar n tn I am the only income in my household, so I feel like I can't take time off to seek treatment. I have seen a few psychiatrists for help, only telling them that I take 3-4 pills a day. I even went to an outpatient drug abuse clinic, but they felt that I didn't need any outpatient or inpatient help. How can that be? Am I not a pain med addict? Am I just depressed? If I'm just depressed, why don't antidepressants help? The side effects are awful...
2216810 tn?1420860476 I just want to say with a mood disorder, anxiety disorder and dealing with agoraphobia myself aswellll being in this mood state can and will pass with the right treatment and support.Although I know it doesn't feel like that at the moment, I have been where you are many times before and despair and desperation are common when this low. You don't say whether you are being treated with medication but if you are it sounds like the dosages need to be certainly looked at and maybe adjusted.
Avatar n tn but I'm in desperate need of advise and this forum seems to address some similar issues. My fiancee is currently prescribed Lexapro and Adderall, she started both about 6 months ago...it is clear to both her and I that the Adderall makes her a very unpleasant person and is really not what she needs...she knows and I know that she was much better off before it...she was a healthy, beautiful 135lbs when she started...and now...she's 100lbs soaking wet...she is extremely malnourished...
1684282 tn?1505701570 When consumed in higher doses, Tramadol can cause a euphoric feeling as well as shallow breathing and death from overdose. Nonetheless, the physicians persist on thinking about this medication in the way they got used to when it first came out and the way it was "sold" to them by the pharmaceutical reps.
Avatar f tn I experienced my first panic attack like 6 years ago, when my mother passed away, i was treated with remeron and deanxit, this worked a lot for me, i never had any panic attacks since and i stopped my treatment like 2 years ago. and never had a panic attacks the past years. I have an active social life But the thing is that i fear going on long trips and vacations, so i've been avoiding them, coz i feel more secure in my safety zone , wich is like 1 hour from home.
Avatar n tn The second time I was taking depakote, lexapro, and ritalin- dosage of lexapro was increased and within hours reaction started.
186606 tn?1263513790 I've read a lot about the effect of interferons/combo treatment on the psyche but i thought i could do better at handling this. I don't have a history of psychiatric disorder, substance use, etc. I don't know whether i should call my doc again regarding this. Please tell me if anyone else has had these types of symptoms; it is so atypical for me that I don't know what to make of it. but it is somewhat scary.
202347 tn?1189759425 I have had 10X10X10 everything they have warned about.... just me though.... there are some people that can die with an overdose of alcohol.... usually in college before they even get up and running so I am the other end of the (probably dumb) spectrum. If you're in college, remember that not the time to test youself dead...
Avatar n tn feeling be caused by my anxiety and is Lexapro a good medication for this. My doctor mentioned this medicine to me. Thanks for your time!