Lexapro side effects for women

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Avatar f tn Hi, When taking any new medication there is always the possibility for side effects to occur. Lexapro in itself does not cause menstrual irregularities in the general population. However, in some women it does have an effect on their menstrual cycle, but depression and anxiety can also cause menstrual irregularities. So, it can be difficult to tell if it is the medication or a symptom of your anxiety.
Avatar f tn You need to talk to your doctor this ASAP to see what their recommendations are in your case. And YES, the dizziness you are experiencing is very likely a side-effect of lexapro withdrawal.
Avatar f tn The known, serious side effects of tamoxifen are blood clots, strokes, uterine cancer, and cataracts (see Questions 5–8). Other side effects of tamoxifen are similar to the symptoms of menopause. The most common side effects are hot flashes and vaginal discharge. Some women experience irregular menstrual periods, headaches, fatigue, nausea and/or vomiting, vaginal dryness or itching, irritation of the skin around the vagina, and skin rash.
709686 tn?1277435759 I have terrible constipation, lower abdominal pain, my chest gets really tight and I experience severe muscle cramps in my neck, shoulder and back. When I called my doctor he told me these were not common side effects of Lexapro and to continue taking the med. When I asked him if these will go away he said he could not be sure. I became very angry with him. Oh well....guess I will discontinue the Lexapro and try Zoloft.
Avatar n tn I have been on the program for a while , and have not had any side effects. My shots are mixed with B vitamins, and i do a B-12 once a week. I also take a multi-vitamin. I guess this is like everything else. It effects people differently, but you may want to up the vitamins for the fatigue. Are you getting enough sleep? the app.suppressants could be disturbing your sleep, and could be the cause of your mood swings. I have not had a problem with constipation, but i drink 1 gallon of water a day.
Avatar n tn When I started Savella I was coming off Lexapro so either one could have caused the side effects of dizziness, and getting "spots" in front of my eyes. Also it felt like my food sat in my stomach forever! I was nausous nearly all day while taking it for about the first month. I tried eating a piece of toast first but it was really hard to eat anything till almost the end of the day. It was really hard. I never ended up being able to take the full dose. I am taking 25 mg 2x a day.
Avatar f tn No, I did not do this under direction of a doctor, every time I bring it up to them they tell me that it has been approved for use in pregnant women so I really don't need to go off of it. But all that means is it most likely does not have PERMANENT effects on a fetus or newborn.
Avatar n tn Hey Babyblue, I am thinking about getting mirena... but there seems to be so many bad side effects people are experiencing.. did you have any side effects at all?
Avatar m tn Just a follow up. I stopped taking Reglan on Wednesday or Thursday. Thursday was my last day at work (I was laid off). Thursday night I slept all night without taking Ambian or anything else. Friday night (last night) I slept through the night again without drugs. Either the fact that I am now away from my stressful work place and/or the fact that I have stopped taking Reglan seems to have cured my insomnia issues. I wish I could know for sure which it was.
Avatar m tn Hi. I am about to start generic Lexapro but am very reluctant too. I was on Lexapro years ago for panic and anxiety, but stopped taking it about 4 years ago. Now being in my mid 40's I am going through menopause and am experiencing SEVERE anxiety. I am worried the generic Lexapro will make my train of thought worse than it already is now.
Avatar m tn I have been off lexapro for 4 weeks with zero negative side effects?? I actually feel 100% happier, is this normal I'm so confused. I was on it for nearly three years, started on 10mg then upped to 20mg, 30mg for 3 months then back down to 20mg for about a year and a half. Then I just stopped taking the stuff because I eventually want to have children and I don't want to be stuck on them my whole life. How can I feel happier off an antidepressant? I was prescribed for Anxiety not depression.
Avatar n tn Klonopin works wonders for me but may not for someone else. I've never taken Lexapro but it works for a lot of women w/ post partum depression. See your doctor, I suggest a psychiatrist b/c they can get your meds regulated.
Avatar n tn wyeth for informing physicians only 10% of people experience side effects (NOT true)... 2. my physician for not telling me of the side effects and so non-chalantly prescribing this drug to me.. 3. me ...for not researching this drug before allowing it into my system.. Yes Effexor did help me get out of my hole..BUT it was me and continues to be ME who overcame and will continue to fight depression..its a daily battle. I am upset..that I have to go thru these withdrawal effects..
220090 tn?1379170787 I know that much of it is physical, but much is emotional as well. There must be a way to eliminate the emotional part of the long term side effects. My side effects this time treating are more long lasting than any other of my 8 treatments. There are two differences this time: I took a protease inhibitor and I am SVR. Perhaps the SVR is causing hormonal changes; I think this is likely.
Avatar n tn It has to be FDA approved or they wouldnt be able to sell it. With any pill there are risks for side effects. Just make sure you dont smoke, your blood pressure is good, and your weight is reasonable. These can be huge factors when it comes to what side effects you could have. Good luck! I hope this helped!!
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 (not this one) Okay, now, my concern is the effcts after STOPPING yasmin. I understand that all bc pills are different and so are we women as far as side effects go. I have read postings about women who stopped taking yasmin and have experienced the following: - anxiety, panic attacks, heart palpitations and fluttering - depression - excessive weight gain - hair loss *I already have a prob. with depression, anxiety and panic attacks, so I am currently on medication.
Avatar f tn That doesn't mean it can't happen, anything can happen with these crazy meds, but usually side effects occur before effects. But the fact remains, the recommended dosage for depression with Lexapro is 10mg and anxiety 20mg, so we still have a problem here of a drug maybe working at a certain dose and then not working at a higher dose.
Avatar n tn Celexa and Lexapro have the same main compound, though Lexapro is supposed to be more concentrated and thus you need a smaller amount which the marketing stuff says results in fewer side effects. If Celexa worked for you that well for 3 years, then go back on it and forget about Lexapro. I personally cannot take Lexapro any more. It actually INCREASES my anxiety which causes more panic attacks.
Avatar n tn My psychiatrist is weening me off the Lexapro and is giving me Topamax which should induce weight-loss and also lessen the side effects of going off the Lexapro. Unfortunately, there is a lot of side effects of Topomax as well but weight gain is not one of them and need to loose the weight now !!!!
125112 tn?1217277462 Stress has not been the cause of my 2 1/2 year bogus menstrual cycle. As for giving birth, that was over 2 1/2 years ago. He ended with saying, most women who are experiencing menstrual problems would be delighted to have yours. Excuse me...not if it was not normal for them! Would he have said the same to a woman who normally experiences 28 days, 3 day menses...who changed to having one every 19 days and lasting 1 1/2 days.
128458 tn?1286480387 1) Does anyone know if Lexapro is okay for pregnant women? If not, are there any approved anti-depressants that also target anxiety that are approved? 2) I forgot to p/u my Lexapro refill at the pharm on Monday night and am now having the HORRIBLE side effects from not taking my Lexapro (physical - SUPER NAUSEA, room spinning, jitters AND emotional - HUGE fight with dh tonight...mostly due to my super sensitivity, i'm crying & feel like the world is ending)...
Avatar m tn So, while in jail, I requested no more medication for 1 week and was able to fully withdraw from Lexapro, although the depression side effects of the withdrawal lasted about three months. I met numerous other women in jail for DUI’s while on Zoloft, Lexapro and Abilify and others for shoplifting on Zanax. My depression is 100% permanently cured. I no longer ever feel sad about my life.
Avatar m tn To TELL people not to treat is giving medical advice. Sharing experience or encouraging someone to contact their physician for help with side effects and to ask for xyz, or to suggest they consult another doctor when we see someone whose treatment appears to us to be very atypical is appropriate I think. But there does need to be a physician in there somewhere when we are giving tx advice.
Avatar n tn com there is a complete guide on helping HCV patients through treatment via managing their side effects.....lots of good stuff there also!! enjoy, BobK ps willing....I'll post the results of my viral elimination plot in a couple of hours when I get some free time....look at the amantadine thread!
Avatar f tn nerve damage caused by abdominal trauma, pelvic trauma, or surgery; bladder stones; drug side effects; or neurological disease. It would be good to see a doctor wherein a complete medical history; a physical examination; and one or more diagnostic procedures are done to know the diagnosis. You can read more about this through this link: (http://www.urologychannel.com/bladdercontrol/index.shtml) Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar f tn What is good for one person may not be a great choice for the other. For example, I get more side effects from taking an over the counter Claritan for allergies than I ever have for SSRIs. Remember, initially when you start medications, especially with the SSRIs, they actually may increase your anxiety for a little while as your body gets used to it. In my opinion this is two fold.
480448 tn?1426952138 For a person who is experiencing this for the first time...it can be VERY upsetting and disturbing. I was there before as well...the first time I went through this, I was convinced there was something wrong with my eyes. Everything just "looked" so weird, so odd. I almost felt like I was having out of body experiences...or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind.
Avatar n tn It may not correlate to Testosterone replacement, but let me know if it has any positive effects for you. How about ED and libido for you? Any changes, or difficulties? I think the BP issue is beginning to get noticed by the doctors as a common post-tx consequence. I am not sure why it happens, and what we nned to do to stay safe, and correct the problem. I continue to suspect that the BP, and insulin resistance issues have to do with becoming 'autoimmune' from therapy.