Lexapro side effects reviews

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Avatar f tn I exercise, do yoga, go to therapy, on meds to no avail. Has anyone had success on Zoloft for severe anxiety? What about side effects? I've read it can be somewhat stimulating which is my problem with the Effexor.
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 All medications come with side effects and if we researched every one we took, nobody would take medication....for anything. We all respond differently to these types of medications, and what one experiences another may not. There are so many people on these types of meds and if only one reports a side effect, they have to list it. Suicidal thoughts are more common in teens taking these types of medications.
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 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 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 !!!!
460948 tn?1232305722 Many people who take Lexapro have reported that it has better effects and lower chances for side effects than other SSRIs and if there are side effects, they seem to be less harsh as with other SSRIs. Discontinuing Lexapro is harder than other SSRIs and has been known to cause mania in bi polar patients when on Lexapro and while discontinuing its use.
Avatar m tn Trazadone was not approved to help people sleep -- it's an antidepressant of a different category than Lexapro -- and sedation is an unwanted side effect many people experience taking it. Many drugs used for sleep sedate people as an unwanted side effect of the primary purpose of the drug.
Avatar f tn Do you actually feel happier and want to get out of bed and do things? I asked if there will be any serious side effects and he told me "No". I read a few reviews and some people experienced weight gain. I don't want these pill so make me gain weight as Im on a birth control thats already making me feel gross (which I think I should stop because I've had my period for two weeks now). So sad that we need to take all these pills just to function.
Avatar f tn now I need something to help with the side effects of the beta blocker....horrible side effects and depression. Can anyone share their stories here that have had similar issues as I can't stop the beta blocker.
Avatar n tn Namaste, Never discontinue a medication without the consent of your doctor(except in some rare cases). There are side effects with all medications and your doctor had a particular reason for choosing this one. Lexapro is usually very effective. You didn't mention whether you were having any side effects so I would see the point as mute. I would recommend you keep taking it as prescribed and see how it works for you.
1111269 tn?1258503371 Then i went cold turkey getting off of it. Not a good idea. Looking for something non addicting and without side effects. Found Serelax and would like to here thoughts from users. Thanks!
Avatar m tn Worked great at first, but stopped working as good AND the side effects (runny nose, etc) were HORRIBLE. Tried Rozerem, it kinda worked, but wouldnt help me through the night and the thought of taking drugs increased my anxiety. Went to Ambien thought it would be the cur all... It really screwed me up, I would wake up after only a few hours in a panic... Became majorly obsessed with getting off it, and cutting pills, etc... Tried Celexa.
1539379 tn?1294335715 Went to a psychiatrist today, and long story short, he put me on 40mg of celexa (20mg first week, 40mg thereafter). I've heard it's comparable to lexapro, which has gotten good reviews. Anything I should be on the look out for? Anyone have any experience with celexa...if so, how'd it work for you?
Avatar f tn The thing about these types of meds is you often have to feel worse before you feel better, and the intial side effects can be bothersome, with one of the most common being an increase in anxiety. What dose of Lexapro were you on? I know you're tapering down right now, but what was the dose you were Rx'ed? In 6 weeks time, you should have started seeing some improvement, however it is possible that perhaps the dose was not high enough, or you just needed more time.
Avatar f tn Granted, we are all different, but with that being said, I had virtually no side effects from Lexapro. Celexa is very close in chemical makeup, but that one didn't work well for me for my anxiety. I know it does for others, with minimal side effects, so it may be a good choice.
Avatar m tn I had no side effects from the celexa the three months I was on that. I'm on my fifth week of lexapro and the only effect is that I can't orgasm very easily. I can sense that that won't last long. I just need to adjust. A small price to pay for feeling amazing. Talk to you doctor about an SSRI. I was scared and anit-pharm for a decade. Imagine the positive stuff that would have occurred n my life had I started years ago. Best of luck.
Avatar m tn All anti-anxiety and anti-depressants that I know of will cause sexual side effects ie. low libido, lack of abilty to 'perform', etc. I have taken several different ones over the years, and still take them. I have actually chosen to tolerate the low libido in exchange for not feeling miserable all day every day. I am also married, 17 years now, and we are happy. We have had to make adjustments in our sex life to accomodate my low drive.
Avatar n tn If somebody has a solution please share your secret. I have already tried Zoloft where it only gave me slurred speech and memory loss. Lexapro made me very angry and sleepy. I do not know any other medication to take. Please Help if you have an answer.
694947 tn?1227991027 It is an anti depressant that produces the side effect of sleepiness. Doctors use this side effece and prescribe it for sleep. The anti depressant effects may help you to! And this stuff knocks you out! its great. Stay away from Ambien, its addicting, and you don't want to replace your addiction. Opiates flood the pleasure center of your brain, which is why we feel so good. But when they are gone, the opposite happens.
339226 tn?1201271807 Are there any side effects ? I know this is alot of questions but i'm at my wits end and in need of some support. My dr has prescribed me Lexapro and i'm too afraid to start taking it, worried it will make me feel weird and send me into a panic attack, sounds silly huh ? Well any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks, God Bless.
Avatar f tn Just try different meds and don't be scared too don't read about all the bad side effects and things that can happen because it will just scare you and not all of it's true medication is there to help. I used to not leave the house, i wouldn't leave the house for 2 years straight.
Avatar f tn As for side effects........ ALL MEDICATIONS HAVE SIDE EFFECTS - BAR NONE. Even over the counter medications have side effects. One person can try Celexa and have horrible side effects that are completly intolerable, while the next person may only be mildly effected and adjust fine. This same scenerio is true of all medications and the only way to know just how they will effect you and to what degree is to try.
1039200 tn?1314915608 Tachycardia (sped up heart beat), slurred speech and muscle weakness are all listed as side effects of concern as regards Seroquel. However have you had any episodes where there was a change in consciousness before you took Seroquel? If so inform the doctor about this. Also inform them that you have stopped the Seroquel because what it is treating will return.
1442059 tn?1340244552 I was on Cymbalta for 5 months. Only side-effects I had was nausea for about 1 week then it went away. Cymbalta was very energetic and helped me going thru the hard time I was dealing when my mom had cancer. When she passed I stopped cold turkey and had brain zaps for 1 month. This drug is very potent and can work very well but it's not a cheap drug and cost a lot. I was very active while being on Cymbalta (going to the gym 3-4 times a week and jogging 45 min everyday) and very outgoing.
1374490 tn?1282027635 with my experience with anti-depressents i have found paxil to be the worst, causing tremors, night terrors and weight gain, now i am taking lexapro and haven't really experienced any bad side effects, but everyone responds differently to ssri's, so what works for me might not work for someone else. you should talk to your doctor about your options.
948349 tn?1294383837 That's basically the one I'm on. Same drug for Lexapro/Cipralex. Are you having any side effects? When I first started taking them I didn't like the effect it had on my sleep. But I'm more than willing to take it if it improves the way my mind works over time. So when I found out what they can do over time I decided to carry through and take them.
Avatar m tn Lexapro - Disorientation, out of body zombie-like feeling, sexual side effects Buspar - Increased anxiety, tremors, extreme headache Paxil - Increased anxiety, aggression, sexual side effects Celexa - Disorientation, zombie-like feeling, sexual side effects Prozac - Severe panic, shaking, disorientation Zoloft - Severe aggression, tremors, increased anxiety Wellbutrin - Severe disorientation, increased depression and suicidal thoughts (completely out of character for me) Xanax - Worked
Avatar n tn I believe that Wellbutrin XL has DANGEROUS side-effects for some people that will never experience these effects under Wellbutrin SR. This is a long post about an interaction with Wellbutrin XL. If you have not experienced the effects of Wellbutrin XL causing Anger, inability to concentrate, irrational behavior - you would do well to skip reading these first hand accounts. I was using Zoloft 200mg for over three years with no Anger problems.
Avatar m tn Lexapro - Disorientation, out of body zombie-like feeling, sexual side effects Buspar - Increased anxiety, tremors, extreme headache Paxil - Increased anxiety, aggression, sexual side effects Celexa - Disorientation, zombie-like feeling, sexual side effects Prozac - Severe panic, shaking, disorientation Zoloft - Severe aggression, tremors, increased anxiety Wellbutrin - Severe disorientation, increased depression and suicidal thoughts (completely out of character for me) Xanax - Worked