Lexapro side effects suicidal thoughts

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Avatar f tn 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. Lexapro is widely used with excellent results, I've taken it myself with no problems. There is an adjustment period of 1-2 weeks when you start your medication, but if you experience any side effects, always contact your doctor right away as there are others which may be better suited for your needs.
Avatar m tn You aren't alone in your suicidal thoughts. I was suicidal, but I couldn't bear the thoughts of hurting my mom, grandma, wife, etc. It was just to selfish. Addiction is horrible and can make us think irrationally. If you can't stop by yourself, go to meetings, counseling. I take Suboxone and it has helped me tremendously. Am I truly clean? I suppose some would say no, but I live a healthy life and that is all that matters to me. There is hope.
305180 tn?1279720347 increased nervousness, feeling jittery...and even some depressive thoughts. It also may be garden variety intrusive thoughts (thoughts that seem to pop in your head that are DEFINITELY unwelcome, if not scary) that are common with anxiety disorders. I have been down that road before, and it scared the heck out of me until I understood that it was part of the package. Zoloft is an SSRI antidepressant...and while it doesn't have any SPECIFIC anti-anxiety properties (like a benzo...
Avatar n tn Does anyone know why antidepressants increase suicidal thoughts in people under 24 for the first week?
Avatar f tn To combat the suicide thoughts I took clonazapem, Im at 1mg 3 times a day, and thankfully its taking away the suicidal thoughts. Should I stop taking the wellbutrin? Ive been on it for a week. I hear all this bad stuff about clonazpem but its the only thing keeping me going. Will clonazpem stop working on me if I continue to take it 3 times a day. Please don't tell me clonazapem will lose its effectiveness. I don't care if I have to keep increasing my dose, my anxiety is really bad.
Avatar f tn Were you anxious about taking it in the first place? Have you had similar side effects with other SSRIs like Lexapro? Medications can all affect us differently. I know when I first started taking an SSRI, I noticed a myriad of side effects. It was probably both mental and physical because I was nervous about starting it and my problem was with health anxiety, so naturally I focused in on any symptom that I may be having be it related to the medication or not....
Avatar n tn Yeah i get it i have a problem but if i am to rely on science to solve it that makes me feel less confident in my religious beliefs.Also side effects scare the **** out of me and i dont want to wake up 15 years from now a casualty of some drug companies experiment.
Avatar f tn Lexapro is used to treat anxiety and major depressive disorder. Suicidal ideation is not a common side effect of Lexapro, but that doesn't mean that it isn't possible. If you find this to be the case, I would suggest you discontinue the medication and contact your mental health provider immediately. Weight changes are a common side effect, but varies from individual. Most will suffer from some weight gain, but this is not always the case.
Avatar m tn I have been on zoloft for two weeks and the side effects are still pretty bad, without any benefits (it seems like it has been two years!). (I have tried lexapro, paxil, and celexa, but zoloft was the first AD I have taken and from my first experience seemed to produce the least side effects for me (although this time seems bad). I know it takes awhile for SSRI's to get working and initial side effects are common. I started taking 25mgs for a week and have been on 50mgs for a week.
Avatar n tn If you tamper off the medication your side effects will be worse then when you were on the medication. Honestly at this point the only thing you could probably do is switch to a different medication. The only time you should stop taking your medication is if it causes suicidal tendencies or if your doctor gives you the okay because you've been stable for long enough. I'm not a doctor, but as a buddy from being on the medication I can try and give you some sort of heads up.
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 Wow I'm guessing I'm the only one who had terrible side effects when starting lexapro. I think I was started on 10mg or 20 (I take 20 now) about 6 years ago. I was previously on Luvox and since my body was tolerating that, it was time to change anti depressants.
Avatar n tn I've been off Lexapro for about two weeks now. The "Brain Zapping" and other side effects are gone except for depression. I didn't have depression when I first started having the other side effects. The depression came about a week later. Does this last long? I hope it is just a short term side effect of coming off lexapro and not how I'm going to feel without being on it.
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 I am wondering if these are symptoms starting out with it, gets worse then better? Did anyone have side effects starting this medication? Thanks.
Avatar m tn If you decide to take drugs make sure you have someone who is well aware of all side effects and can closely monitor you.
Avatar n tn Then the headache hit, the nausea started and within an hour I was back to the suicidal thoughts. I had to take the Lexapro. So, here I am. Still on it. I feel defeated and trapped. Thanks again. I also saw a therapist since my first post, who also suggested getting a new psychiatrist if this one doesn't at least listen. I think some Drs. are like PEZ dispensers.
Avatar m tn I still feel light headed but that is getting better. The side effects so far are a piece of cake as long as you understand that they are the side effects. Keep me posted on how you do on it I would be curious to here how you feel. Stay positive and remember it can take at least a month to start working in your system.
Avatar f tn Increased anxiety, increased depression/suicidal thoughts are all adverse effects that can happen. I would suggest you contact your doctor as soon as possible and try something else to see if the symptoms are less prominent. Please remember that a medication can take up to 4 weeks to take effect or until you feel good.
Avatar f tn Yes definitely is crazyness, I am not a medicine person at all so im thinkin of not takin any of this and just get help through a psychologist, I been reading all the side affects it causes and how theres a huge risk of suicidal thoughts, i really dont need an extra worry on the side. Any of you experience anything like that?
Avatar n tn But they are more or less the same with regards to classification, efficacy and side effects. Lexapro claims to be an improved formula of Celexa, which is another SSRI. The pharmaceutical companies that launches these products tends to include an exhaustive list of possible side effects from the established papers to safeguard themselves from possible litigation. Remember each paper reveals its own profile of untoward effects from its set of patients.
Avatar n tn ( It ***** bc I suffer from severe depression/suicidal thoughts but I don't think I want to risk taking lexapro again bc the damage could always get worse....
Avatar n tn I had an opposite effect as you. Though I took the Wellbutrin to quit smoking, I didn't really have any anxiety side effects...I started taking Lexapro for depression and within a month I started having panic attacks. My doctor told me to increase my dose, which I did, and then I started having panic attacks 2-3 times a week. I didn't think the Lexapro was the cause so I continued taking it until I found out I was pregnant.
Avatar n tn i have been taking effexor for about four years and i find the drug has made me a new person,but if i miss a dose i have severe withdrawls.it feels like i am living in hell.but when i get back on track i feel great.since i started taking these meds, i have put on 40 pounds and i eat very little.and if i try to wean my self down to a lower dose the side effects start all over again.my doctor told me i will probably be on this for the rest of my life.
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 had break downsand decoded to go back on celexa got suicidal... the whole 9... long story short... I was switched to lexapro and am now starting week 4. I still get intrusive thoughts about my relationship to the point I want to run but I know deep down I love him so much. I constantly seek reassurance ..
Avatar n tn She was like a guinea pig and now, 8 years after, she is living with side effects that have never gone : hypotension (around 8), fainding every day, unbearable headaches, kidney pyelonephritis every months, and an exhausting fatigue that keep her in her bed sometimes several days, where she can hardly eat alone. Before that, she was so full of life, making car races, flying planes, being a model for photographes, and photographer herself.
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.