Lexapro side effects in children

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Avatar n tn For the last two weeks I have been taking Lexapro because of the sexual side effects of Prozac and I
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 The SSRI's make me feel like I am having an LSD bad experience. My sister takes Lexapro and says the side effects are all in my mind. If she ever went through what I have gone through and continue to go through from just two 10 mgs of Lexapro she wouldn't think it was in my mind. I didn't go to the doctor for anxiety or depression in the first place. I just can't sleep, so he just figured I was nervous and depressed. Now I really am nervous and depressed in addition to being an insomniac.
2193833 tn?1339414902 when it comes to the meds, and the reintroduction of the drug into our systems causes a faster than normal increase in the serotonin, which leads to more severe side effects. Some people had no side effects initially, and the second time around, have every one in the book. That was me, pretty much. The bad news is, it will probably be much more difficult for you to adjust to the Prozac this time around, you may have to endure more side effects that are bothersome.
Avatar n tn Just researched side effects: "Mood swings and high blood pressure can also be attributed to the intake of HCG." Anyone having these or other side effects such as constipation, diarrhea, fatigue? My mood has been rather odd since I started the diet and HCG. Severely fatigued. Things seem a bit "off". PS: Bodybuilding websites state HCG should be injected intramuscularly. The more I research and learn, the more confused I get.
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 There arr much worse drugs out there than lexapro but I do understand your concerns. I have also experienced all your withdrawal side effects coming off anti-depressants. It is very hard because of the dizziness. take it slow and cut down as slow as you can, you will get there but the slower the better, Good luck.
Avatar n tn These meds haven't been tested for long term use and have been linked to birth defects to unborn children, killing some, also sending many to the ER with crazy side effects. These are very serious medications that should never be prescribed by anyone other than a specialist,(although, I am leary of them also) Don't take chances with these meds until you've done very much research and investigation. (I took 1 pill of Lexapro (10mg.) and have been unable to work for 3 months!!!!
Avatar n tn These meds haven't been tested for long term use and have been linked to birth defects to unborn children, killing some, also sending many to the ER with crazy side effects. These are very serious medications that should never be prescribed by anyone other than a specialist,(although, I am leary of them also) Don't take chances with these meds until you've done very much research and investigation. (I took 1 pill of Lexapro (10mg.) and have been unable to work for 3 months!!!!
Avatar n tn Keep in mind I just started withdrawing from the Wellbutrin. However, it took a good 6 weeks to get over the Lexapro withdraw side effects. Weeks 2 through 4 were the most difficult to cope with in my case.
Avatar n tn I did not fill it because one of the side effects is a decrease in blood pressure. I run a low pressure of 100/60 and feel that I don't want to take anything that would cause it to go lower because that also increases dizziness. I quit drinking coffee, don't drink sodas, and don't drink alcohol. I had another episode the other night which caused me to get out of bed (4:30 a.m.). It lasted 2 hours!...uggh!!
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 n tn Everything you describe in your long and interesting summary of side effects is what I have been suffering (both on lexapro and now in withdrawal). Reading your post only made it clear to me how glad I am that I've decided never to take it again and how sorry I am that I did not stop sooner. I kept broaching it with my psychiatrist but he was able to push my objections aside. Finally, I decided to stop seeing him and to withdraw very slowly.
Avatar n tn Lexapro was doing well till week two, with no sexual side effects, and reasonable standard SSRI quirks. On day 18 I began to feel a dark depression set in , in the afternoon for about two hours. On day 19, this same feelng set in for about three hours. On day 20 the same dark few hours getting longer. This was accompanied by anxiety. Finally Day 21, the feeling lasted for more than seven hours. I , of course , paged my psychiatrist.
Avatar n tn I decided recently that I did not want to take the medications and wish I had never started them in the first place. I did not experience many side effects from taking the medication, mostly inhibition of libido which is not good. This has an impact on your relationship and that is very important to me. My anxiety was always there but not very severe. I had what I would term as a panic attack while going through menopause.
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 But since I have seen it and you might be looking here for a response, antidepressants (and medication in general but especially medication that affects the brain) differs quite a bit by the individual in both its effects and side effects. These drugs can definitely cause personality changes that the person taking the drug doesn't notice, and psychiatrists usually don't spend much time with their patients and don't ask a lot of questions.
Avatar n tn My doc was non supportive and beleives that Effexor XR has no side effects. He is wrong, and inept in his ability to understand what he prescribes. Since August I have gone to the 37.5m cap for 30 days, then I had to actually split the granules that I know was not all that smart, but I couldn;t get the lower dose. I have been Effexor XR free for 5 days, I have slight vertigo, but it lessens daily.
Avatar n tn Look up antidepressants and tardive dyskensia, Tardive dysphoria which are but a few long term problems. In light of potential problems and side effects you should know that antidepressants are barely better than placebo the science does not support there effectiveness. refer" Your drug may be your problem". Peter Breggin md and David Cohen phd. For other long term side effects i suggest you read Joseph Glenmullens"Prozac Backlash".
Avatar n tn I took my treatment in 1997, and I am still suffering side effects. The treatment was not successful then. Now in addition to the side effects, now I have the symptoms of a much deteriorated liver, so of course life was better before the first treatment, but it is not only the side effects it is the condition of your liver that must be getting worse after so many years (unless you successfully cleared the virus then).
Avatar n tn Is it like saying just taking longer birth control pills? What are the side effects? What are the benefits? Has FDA approved? Where i can search more about Yaz? Will it affect my future plan of having a healthy pregnancy? Also, i was told if i do want to get pregnant, i should wait 6 months after taking the birth control pills. is that true?
Avatar f tn I have had anxiety/panick attacks and about 2 years ago I took Zoloft without being aware of any side effects. It worked and I did not have any side effects. I went off of it cold turkey again without side effects. I may have had some but I was not looking for them so I didn't worry about them. Now the attacks are back after worrying about my mother having being diagnosed as bi polar and worrying myself crazy about having it too because it can be hereditary.
Avatar n tn Keep in mind I just started withdrawing from the Wellbutrin. However, it took a good 6 weeks to get over the Lexapro withdraw side effects. Weeks 2 through 4 were the most difficult to cope with in my case.
Avatar n tn Im also taking 50mg of Trazodone which is probably easing the taper side effects. Most of the stressors that drove me to Lexapro are now gone, so I doubt I'll have a relapse in the future.
Avatar n tn One option might supplementing Lexapro with Wellbutrin. 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.
Avatar f tn She was very adimit that Lexapro is the miricle anti-depressant and it has very few side effects. Here is my problem, I have had two kids in a row and a thyroid problem. I am ready to lose weight. ALL the forums I have read on the internet have all said you gain weight with Lexapro!!! Does anyone have anything positive to say about the drug? Because I want to be happy but I also don't want to have a problem getting rid of all this depressing weight. Thank You.
Avatar n tn The initial sides from the Lexapro were far worse than the hep meds. When I started Lexapro I felt I was in a cloud or a haze. I felt anxious and would get that jittery feeling in my legs. I also had problems sleeping were I would wake up in the middle of the night and was unable to get back to sleep. And I had the worse case of dry mouth! I was so fatigued and exhausted, all I wanted to do was sit on the sofa.
Avatar n tn I started at 10mg but went up to 20 because of added stress in my life. I have read more and more side effects of this medicine the longer you are on it and feel like I can find other ways to deal with my anxiety. The problem is getting off! I don't feel like I have ever gotten past the withdrawl part of it and want to give it an honest effort! I have slowly weaned down to 5mg/ day and am feeling quite at loose ends. The hardest one to deal with is the irritability!
Avatar n tn Hi all, I have just been reading all of your posts, and am happy to discover that i am not alone in side effects. I came of Yasmine 3 weeks ago after taking it for 8 months, before Jasmine was on Microginon 30. Anyway, I have been on the pill for 8 years non stop, have no children and am 26. The reason I stopped taking it was due to having bad migraines for the past year, one which landed me in hospital a month ago.
Avatar n tn Is there anything that can be done to reverse the effects of accutane. I have had side effects from the drug since I took it in 1998. Every doctor I've described my symptoms to has dismissed accutane as the cause. They say that all the pain and problems that I have are from depression. I feel like being in pain everyday has caused me to be depressed.