Lexapro vertigo

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Avatar f tn Last night I was in the ER because I had Vertigo for over 4 hours straight. Didn't know what was going on but after cat scan and blood test, doc told me in benign something Vertigo. Has anyone else experience this kind of vertigo for long periods of time ? ie.. hours or all day long without letting up? I was also told to have a stress test on my heart done and start taking asprin. Now this is started to scare the **** out of me!
1069117 tn?1320280027 I just took my first Lexapro today and have already thrown up once, and still feel nauseous and have virtigo when standing. Will this go away, and if so, how long do I have to go through this before it does?
Avatar n tn I have decided to wean myself off Lexapro being on 10mg for over a year following the death of my father and a serious problem with my son. I started to take one every other day for a few weeks, then half a day every day and have now stopped completely this week. I have felt a bit headachy but not bad enough to take any headache pills plus more a lightheaded feeling. Hopefully these feelings will pass soon.
Avatar m tn I was on Zoloft for a few years and 4 years ago I switched to lexapro 10 mg. I want to get off it because of insomnia, weight, and sexual side effects. I was originally prescribed this by a shrink for impulse control and depression and low seretonin levels due to addiction. I am 7 months clean and sober now and I want to stop it for good. Could you recommend a reduced dosage strategy so I don't feel the dissy vertigo spells that go along with trying to stop?
Avatar m tn I have been taking lexapro 10mg for 8 months for postpartum anxiety and depression. After 6 months of talk therapy and some lifestyle changes I have felt like stopping the lexapro. My dr. said I would not have any side effects from going cold turkey off of 10 mg. I stopped a week ago. I have been exhausted all week and yesterday started feeling some extreme vertigo, hot flashes and nauseousness. I called my psychiatrist and they cannot get me in for 2 weeks. Infuriating.
148354 tn?1211237506 lexapro does nothing. you will notice nothing. take them. take them now.
Avatar n tn I have been on Lexapro for almost 2 years (10mg/day for about 6-8 months and 20mg/day since) and I want to get off of them. I'm hoping to talk to my Dr. this week about it but I'm looking for some "third party" advise. I have experienced severe "brain zaps" and vertigo when I have run-out a few times. I was thinking something like; 20mg every-other day then after a month or two maybe go to 10mg every-other day, monitor, and repeat as necessary.
Avatar f tn I have been taking Lexapro for about 6 yrs. I started at 10 mg and increased to 20 mg about 1 1/2 yrs ago. The side effects from taking Lexapro are becoming intolerable. I have had severe weight gain, sweating, abdominal discomfort, memory "forgetfulness", absolutely no sex drive, muscle cramps, and the list goes on. The most troublesome effect is a feeling of, well, of NO feelings.
709686 tn?1277435759 Anxiety/depression. I seem to have EVERY symptom out there and I have tried just about every other treatment knownn to man in an effort to combat this. I've lost every time. The last thing I wanted was to be on medication but it just seemed that no matter what I tried my problems kept getting worse. Second: Chronic aches and pains. And I do mean CHRONIC! Every damm day I wake up I hurt. From my head to toes.
Avatar n tn I tapered off of Lexapro too fast. Now I'm having what feels like electrical shocks in my head, dizziness, irritability and flu like symtoms. My dosage was 10 mgs a day. I cut back to 10 mg every other day for a week,then 5 mgs every other day for a week then I stopped completely. My last 5 mg. was 6 days ago. Each day is worst than the last one so today I took 10 mgs. of Lexapro about 30 minutes ago because I can't live like this. I've heard taking prozac before coming off Lexapro helps.
Avatar m tn Ok so I get panic attacks and anxiety. Today I started lexapro. The klonopin isn't enough. I was nervous about taking the lexapro at first but I took it anyway. People with anxiety shouldn't read the warnings and side effects....it really messes with their mind. Anyway so I took the lexapro and honestly I feel a bit jittery but I feel fine. I was watch an intense movie and got really into it. Adrenaline and even the sad part, this never happens to me. It's the lexapro I guess.
Avatar n tn I was on 10 mg Lexapro for two years during a very stressful time in my life. Now that I've moved on, I have very little stress; therefore, I decided to get off my meds. The first time I tried to go off cold turkey, and I experienced the most horrible withdrawal symptoms (brain zaps, vertigo, jitters, etc.). After resuming my med schedule, I then began tapering off over several months.
Avatar m tn Urgent Care diagnosed me with benign vertigo with panic attacks. My physician doesn't think that it's vertigo because my balance is fine. By I do get dizzy and anxious if I'm looking around a crowded room at a lot of things. Also standing in line ***** and I get anxious, I also can't drive on the road anymore due to being in traffic which makes me get clammy hands and heart palpitations and lightheadedness. But I can drive if I have a passenger with me or if I'm just driving in my driveway.
Avatar n tn All I want is to be able to drive like I did as a teenager again and to because able to comprehend at the same time. No Xanax, no Lexapro again. I just want to be normal. Vertigo sucks so bad sometimes. I just want to experience life as it was meant to be experienced. Sorry if this was a rant.
Avatar n tn you could then taper more slowly, or do the fluoxetine thing. If you still have vertigo after a couple days on the small dose of Lexapro, then the symptoms are not part of Lexapro discontinuation. The latter outcome would not surprise me, frankly... Another option would be to take meclizine for vertigo and wait it out. But I think if it were me, I'd want to find out if the symptoms were or were not related to the Lexapro.
Avatar n tn I have quit cold turkey with Loritab 10/500 8-10 a day habit along with lexapro 20mg. I have used the loritabs for 4 months religiously and the lexapro for about 12-13 months. I am having a severe case of restlss leg throughout the night causeing very little rest. Along with a dizziness/vertigo/fainting feeling. What can I expect? What can i do. HELP!
Avatar n tn my step-mom (who is a psychiatrist) swears that the vertigo can't be related to the lexapro since it just appeared this week and i've been down 5mgs for over a week already. she says it's probably a drop in my blood pressure and to have that checked...either way, isn't that also related to weaning off of lexapro??? any ideas on how to curb this vertigo would be appreciated....and if anyone knows if it can creep up after a week and a half, let me know! thanks.
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor xr 225 mg every morning for about 3 years and 15 mg of remeron every night for about 6 months..My doctor is changing me from the Effexor Xr to Lexapro...He dropped me down to 150 mg of Effexor xr every morning and 10mg of Lexapro at dinner for 7 days..and then to drop the Effexor down to 75 mg for a week with 10mg of lexapro and then the same thing with the Effexor for another week at 37.5mg and then just stop and continue the lexapro..
Avatar f tn I have been off of Lexapro for one week now and I'm having a lot of vertigo, dizziness, and "brain zaps". Is/Are there any supplement(s) I can take or anything I can do to help relieve any of this? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Avatar m tn ) But, if I CAN come off the Lexapro and still be okay, that would be nice. I am suffering from SEVERE vertigo and feel that the Lexapro, while perhaps not causing that, certainly doesn't help. (I definitely know that lack of sleep and LOTS of coffee has made the vertigo worse.) I have no complaints about the Lexapro. And I would agree - if I have terrible withdrawl, it still would have been worth all the fantastic months I have had in the meantime.
420469 tn?1217650963 I'm not sure if anyone's going to understand this question, but I'll give it a shot. Do any of you have different types of "vertigo"? I get the "world spinning" sensation, but I also get the world "shifting back and forth" sensation. The second is the most prevelant and most annoying to me. Just wondered if anyone else gets that too.
Avatar m tn For most people it takes at least 4 weeks before they notice any improvement on Lexapro. When I used to take Lexapro I was at 30Mgs a day. At that dosage it took about 4 full weeks before I got relief from it. Talk to your doctor after another week if your not feeling better. It could be that your dosage is too low and may need adjustment. Most people find relief with Lexapro at 20Mgs a day. Some at 10 and some as high as 40Mgs a day.
Avatar n tn Can anyone give me an idea of how long it usually takes for your metabolism to recalibrate after stopping Effexor and/or Lexapro? I've gained significant weight while on these drugs (despite an intense exercise program and careful diet). My nutritionist and MD told me that the drugs likely altered my metabolism, but no one can tell me how long it will take to correct that. Most frustrating, I've noticed that since I stopped taking both, my weight gain has accelerated.
Avatar f tn Hi folks, If a patient is suffering from a severe depression causing a lot of lack of energy, not exercising a lot, leading to a feeling of spaciness and just a rotten mood, a little vertigo, perhaps, is it safe enough to up the dose of Lexapro to 60 mg/day for a while? I traditionally have not responded to antidepressants until the dose was in the higher-than-average range. For instance, I have taken 150 mg Elavil, 90 mg Parnate, 400 mg Serzone, etc.
Avatar n tn This is something that comes and go (or is bearable at least for some time), but when it is there I feel like there is constanly some pressure around my forehead, eyes, sometime at the back aswell and in my neck. I feel a bit of vertigo and I find it hard to focus because of this (with stress it gets even worse). If i lie down I can also very easily hear my hearbeat in my head.
Avatar f tn I hear so many issues of people trying all kinds of mood stabilizers (Seroquil, Depakote, Zyprexa, Geodon) and hearing all of their complaints. Maybe Lexapro would work instead of Zoloft or Celexa since it seems to work on anxiety more and is a cleaner version of Celexa. Maybe Lexapro won't make me so jittery. Celexa did work better than the other SSRIs for me, just jittery and Lexapro is the newer version. And, do I have just depression/anxiety, or do I have a mood disorder?!
Avatar m tn I have been on lexapro for 9 years. A few months ago I woke up feeling slightly off balance, not in a vertigo way, I would describe it more as a slight dizziness/brain fog. It felt like the common symptoms of lector withdrawal; however, I was still taking the 10mg dose of the medication. First, I checked to see if the manufacturer had changed and it had not. I went to every doctor under the sun. I started having bad muscle tightness in my shoulders and neck.
Avatar f tn Hi folks, If a patient is suffering from a severe depression causing a lot of lack of energy, not exercising a lot, leading to a feeling of spaciness and just a rotten mood, a little vertigo, perhaps, is it safe enough to up the dose of Lexapro to 60 mg/day for a while? I traditionally have not responded to antidepressants until the dose was in the higher-than-average range. For instance, I have taken 150 mg Elavil, 90 mg Parnate, 400 mg Serzone, etc.
1070971 tn?1299617710 When will the withdrawals end? Four weeks ago my doctor switched me to Lexapro. Four days later I started having severe withdrawals from the Wellbutrin (vertigo, loss of appetite, insomnia, feeling out of it, acne, tast differences..etc) I stopped the Lexapro and went back onto the Wellbutrin to find out my body was rejecting it. I decided to taper off the Wellbutrin and now have been off for 6 days. Also, the doctor prescibed me Zolpidem to help me sleep.
Avatar n tn 2 years ago after dealin with this didease for 12 years I was finally put on an antidepressant...Lexapro..never had any problems, didnt feel any different takin Lexapro as not so I decided to just stop takin the lexapro...when I did I got feelings in my head...well inside my head "brain" like what I describe as it bein shocked...it was more like a feeling of tingling..so I started takin it again and have been to this day.. that feelin stopped...