Lexapro side effects twitching

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Avatar n tn The combination of the two sped up the serotonin neurtoxicty with really severe side effects that I am still dealing with two weeks after stopping the medication. (My arms and legs are numb, I have a head tick, loss of balance, muscle twitching, short term memory loss, mood changes.) The first thing I would do is to stop the cymbalta, if your wife hasn't already.
Avatar f tn But by your experience, how did it take for the side effects to go away?!? I've been taking Lexapro 10 mg for almost two weeks now, the nause got better, but it still here, specially at night. And now, I'm having some muscle twitching here and there that lasts a second, super fast. The anxiety it's awful some days, which my psychiatrist warned me about it and gave me so e .25 mg Xanax to help on bad days.
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 You mention in your OP that you were wondering if the twitching could be related to side effects of meds you had taken in the past. That was the first thing I wondered. Depending on what meds you were on and for how long, that absolutely could be the cause. Can you share what you had been taking prior to the twitching starting? As for the Celexa, you weren't on it long enough to determine whether or not it would have helped you.
Avatar f tn If you've been on the meds for a long time, then it sounds like they're not the right ones for you. Abilify can be very difficult, but so can Lexapro for some. Two drugs present two sets of side effects rather than one set. Are you actually bipolar, or diagnosed with depression and some bipolar subtype, because if it's the latter, you're really just suffering from depression. It might be easier on your mind to think of it like that.
Avatar n tn I am new to this forum and have just been prescribed Lexapro, but I am concerned about the side effects - I see that they are supposed to be less than Celexa. However, has anyone experience hair loss from Lexapro, I have from Prozac and am terrifed to try another anti-depressant although I know I really need it. Please someone help. Thanks.
Avatar n tn in late June and asked that I be taken off the medication due to the side effects, thinking I could control the anxiety with the help of the therapist. As soon as I started to taper off the Lexapro I started getting random muscle twitches all over my body. One minute my temple could twitch, the next my forearm, bicep, calves, thighs etc. Freaking out I checked this on the internet and had an immediate scare of ALS. I recently seen a Neurologist who looked at me and said I do not have ALS.
Avatar f tn It's definitely better to start at a lower dose and work your way up, due to the possible side effects. I think you'll be feeling a little better within a few days. Just keep in mind that there are some initial side effects for some people, that would include an increase in anxiety (feeling "jittery"), headaches, trouble sleeping, appetite issues. You may or may not experience some or all of those.
Avatar n tn Im a 24 year female, and recently have been prescribed to antidepressants, and xanax for sleep, I tried lexapro, for a week, but I'm paranoid about side effects, and I started to feel very disoriented at night and had side effects such as, muscle twitching, ticking, confusion, wierd vision change, so I told my doctor this and I was exspecially concerned about the muscle twitching, I get it all over my legs, arms sometimes in my cheeks, and sometimes even my abdomen, my doctor kind of shrugged it
535882 tn?1396580285 Almost every med used on this forum has some side effects and most of them disappear once your body adjusts to the med. My advice? Hang in there.
Avatar n tn Why not just stay on them and not suffer from withdrawals and possibly have your terrible effects of depression return? Are the side effects of being on these antidepressants that bad? His doctor lowered his doasage without telling him; he didn't know until he looked at the bottle that he picked up from the pharmacy... Clearly I'm no doc but the general idea of going off seems bad enough let alone going ahead and lowering his dosage without telling him... I suggested he switch doctors... .
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 Below is a link to a website about the side effects of Lexapro. If you'll scroll down a ways on that website, you'll find many references to a variety of muscle twitching symptoms from Lexapro. http://www.theroadback.org/lexapro_side_effects.htm I am in my 50s, and I took that stuff, and now I'm anti-Lexapro. I personally think it is outrageous that an SSRI has been given to your daughter at her age. Tricyclics are a much safer, short-term medication.
Avatar n tn For me, it took about 3-4 weeks for the side effects to essentially go away with similar medication. Remember, that you are already in a state of anxiety and you are already probably nervous about taking it. Having said that, ensure you talk to your doctor about this. Sometimes it is a little trial and error to find out which medicaiton is a good fit for you. What is good for some people is not for others...
Avatar m tn If these are not the reaons then you are advised to visit a neurologist for an examination. The side effects of Ativan, Paradoxical effects: In some cases there can be paradoxical effects with benzodiazepines, such as increased hostility, aggression, angry outbursts, and psychomotor agitation. Paradoxical effects are more likely to occur with higher doses, in patients with pre-existing personality disorders and those with a psychiatric illness.
Avatar n tn What's going on (twitching) sounds typical of chronic anxiety. Lexapro is an SSRI and can aggravate anxiety. It can also make you very sleepy and lethargic. As an antianxiety, it's just not very effective in my opinion. If you have not known how your symptoms are OFF the SSRIs, then I think you deserve to know.
Avatar n tn I am currently taking 15mg of Lexapro. I've been tested for all of my families diseases but the doctors have found nothing [unless I am coming up negative when I really am positive, but it seems unlikely due to my age]. PROBLEM: Ok, this sounds insane but my skin is acting very strange. It's like I have constant goosebumps on my arms. Also, my skin tends to twitch a lot- not my muscle, my skin. Also, sometimes I feel a burning sensation on my skin when there is nothing to cause it.
Avatar n tn The problem is that lexapro can do anything...all sides of side effects, but probably not. The way to tell is to decrease your dose back to five when you didn't have these symptoms. Try that.
Avatar n tn TWITCHING/ANXIETY STARTING COMING BACK AFTER TWO WEEKS AND INCREASED MY LEXAPRO DOSE TO TO 15 MG AS IT SEEMS I MAY HAVE MILD SIDE EFFECTS WITH SERITONIN DRUGS. I HAVE HAD ANXIETY ATTACKS IN THE PAST AND THE BRAIN SURGERY PROBABLY HAS INCREASED MY ANXIETY WHICH HAS BEEN PERSISTANT BUT WERE WORKING ON IT. I HAVE BEEN TO TWO NUEROLOGISTS INCLUDING MY SURGEN, FROM A GOOD NY HOSPITAL, WHO I JUST HAD MY LAST FOLLOW UP WITH. IN ADDITION MY GP.
1198633 tn?1341185988 Tremor is a side effect of Lexapro, but that normally refers to the hands and infrequently the head. The medical books make no mention of facial twitching and more than likely it's caused by your "giddiness" during your session. Indegestion and heartburn are also side effects of this medication, but if they only started or got worse when the dose was halved, that doesn't really make sense.
Avatar f tn Have you read about the side effects of this med?I think you should talk to another doctor asap.Everyones body is diffrent and you may just me more sensative to the side effects than you think.But,def.go back and see another doc.Good Luck.Keep us posted.
Avatar n tn So long story a little shorter, the EMG was completly normal, doc gave me Lexapro for the anxiety from the twitching. I am feeling better after four weeks on this, please don't convince yourself you have this awful disease, it is rare and there are alot of people that have posted here with the same problems as us.
Avatar n tn Dilaudid 4 X 4mg daily Valium 4 X 10mg daily Topamax 1 X 200mg daily (Night) Lexapro 1 X 20mg daily (Morning) The other three do not have serious side effects, after effects or reports of anyone with issues coming off the medications. Okay...I know the first two questions you are asking yourself... #1. How do you stay awake if you are taking 16mg of Dilaudid, 40mg of Valium, 200mg of Topamax and 20mg of Lexapro daily? A few days, I have not.
Avatar f tn I had to quit the pack right before I finished it because I had thought my tingling was side effects. My doc told me it shouldn't be all one sided. Thank you and God Bless. K.
Avatar n tn Minocycline has a good track record for safety but not everyone reacts favourably to medications and rare side effects do occur. How much minocyline are you taking and can you stop taking it and live with the acne? And have you seen a doctor about your acute anxiety? At your age I do not think ALS would be the problem but get checked to give you a sense of relief that it is nothing but anxiety.
Avatar n tn Hello Dear, Lexapro may cause side effects like tremors, shivering, muscle stiffness or twitching,problems with balance, coordination. Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of Lexapro. Do not stop using Lexapro without first talking to your doctor. You may have unpleasant side effects if you stop taking this medication suddenly..
1288270 tn?1301291212 You should let your doctor or pharmacist know about the twitching, as it may be a side effect of the Lexapro. I have had severe twitching for about 4 years, enough to where someone else can see the twitches. I have them all over my body and seem to have more of them when I am under more stress. Best to you!