Lexapro withdrawal blood pressure

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Avatar m tn Hey guess what, I'm going to take you off your high blood pressure meds even though you still have high blood pressure." I just don't get it?????????? My suggestion........Get a new doctor because this one is obviously not a Psychiatric specialist. Your withdrawl is not permenent. It will fade in a few months, but what about your depression when you stop all meds? That's no fun either.
Avatar n tn Hi, Trying to deal with depression without medications is often times really motivating. You will discover how much you're really able to cope and deal with! It's common to have mood-fluctuations and swings, so remember your coping skills - they're there. An idea is to search for Lexapro in "Search this community" over the Recent Activities. I'd trust my doc too, but what I did was totally the opposite of medical advice when I went off my antidepressants.
Avatar m tn I am to continue on Ativan and I went off all the others about 4 weeks ago. I take my temperature everyday and my blood pressure. I also drink as much water as I can with lemon. I am miserable. Any other suggestions? Thank you for your help.
Avatar n tn Withdrawal from lexapro could cause some of these symptoms, but I am assuming that you are taking your doses regularly. I am concerned that they were unable to get a blood pressure measurement and that you continue to be dizzy. You should have this evaluated further, sooner than later.
Avatar n tn Hi, I dont know what to think of lexapro. I went to the doc for high blood pressure and he said that i am to young to be having these problems (24) and started talking to me about stress. So i told him about some personal problems and he put me on lexapro instead of blood pressure meds (my average blood pressure is 190/110, pretty high) and i dont feel normal. Has anyone else taken these meds, what happened with you when you took it? is there long term side effects, hell short term side effects?
955569 tn?1255493280 but heres my problem i was always very healthy and fit. ever sense meds i have high blood pressure, etc and im done.. i stop taking my lexapro 20mg. cold turkey about 3weeks ago. how long do these withdrawl effects last. i currently have a bit of sweating, but my most sever effects are chest feels tight, brain feels very cloudy, and my temper seems very sure as im easily ticked off.
Avatar f tn When I came off lexapro I was starting onto paxil so I couldnt tell which was startup side effects and which were withdrawal. While I was on lexapro though I have horrible stomach cramps and my blood pressure was through the roof!
Avatar n tn do I experience some lexapro withdrawal syndrome or my anxiety came back/ should I resume taking Lexapro or should I fight anxiety and wait?
Avatar f tn atenolol 50 mg twice a day with tramadol and lexapro for depression says i will need something for depression. i cant find anything on that blood pressure med atenolol as for helping with withdrawals like clondine ...
Avatar f tn In the time since, my anxiety has spiked, particularly in the morning/during the day, I get episodes of spiking blood pressure, feel like I have heart palpitations, still have random leg twitching and arm pain, and have trouble sleeping at night because when 4am rolls around my heart starts pounding! Am I still experiencing withdrawal even though I was on such a small dose for such a short time?
Avatar m tn He prescribed me a high blood pressure med, which I have naturally low blood pressure - needless to say I only took this two times and the third day my BP was 79/49 without one. Fortunately or unfortunately I came down with the flu, strep throat and an upper respiratroy infection on day 14 - that week my physical health symptoms trumped the WD symptoms. However, Sunday was day 21 without the Effexor and my second day feeling human after my sickness.
Avatar f tn Its very likely that you are having a stimulating effect from Lexapro. NOt likely it is a withdrawal effect from Effexor. Therefore, talk to your doctor about adjusting the schedule so you stay on the last dose of Lexapro while going off the Effexor.
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor XR for the past 2 years. I was taking 300 mg a day with Lamictal 200mg/day and Seroquel 100mg to sleep. The Effexor wasn't working so my psychiatrist wanted to drop the Effexor and replace it with Lexapro 10mg/day. He told me to "just" drop my Effexor dose by one 75 mg pill a day and I would be "off" of the Effexor in 4 days. Yeah, right!!! Having once before attempted to "stop" Effexor, I knew it wasn't going to be that easy.
Avatar n tn I was taking low dosages (10mg daily) of Celexa and I was doing fine. A few months back my doctor suggested I try Lexapro. I have found that most of the bad side effects of Celexa have been eliminated with this new and so far wonderful medication, I am currently taking 10mg Lexapro daily. My question is: What can I expect to feel when leaving the medication (long term use). Also, is there any danger to this medication that we know of, how does it differentiate from Celexa.
Avatar n tn But anyway, I get an erection fine but have a hell of a time reaching orgasm even though my girlfriend is really attractive. So I quit lexapro cold turkey, enter the withdrawal symptoms of brain shocks and sleeplessness. Yuck. At least now, I can orgasm like before without any problems, completely like before I ever took the ****.. that's my story. Maybe it's pyschological, maybe it's physical from the pills, who knows.
213972 tn?1206053788 I did not notice any problems with regard to withdrawal or increased anxiety but did have more palpitations with lexapro...it was quite a pronounced difference, so my doctor had me switch back.
Avatar n tn If you had diabetes, high blood pressure, or other medical condition that required you to take a pill every day, you wouldn't give it a second thought. This should not be and IS no different. I would just absolutely HATE to see you come back in 6 months, or a year, in dire straights, kicking yourself for making a rash decision for all the wrong reasons. It happens a lot my friend.
Avatar f tn They wouldn't even prescribe me colonidine which is for high blood pressure but I read on here that it helps with the anxiety part of withdrawal. I had to go to my primary and have her prescribe it. I've been taking it for three weeks and it hasn't helped yet. Anyway hope your taper is going well so far.
Avatar n tn I went off effexor because it raised my blood pressure and my cholresterol. I was on the medication for 1 year and 5 months and had always been a very healthy person, it wasn't until I took effexor and had a dr.s appointment a couple weeks ago that I found out all these results of my blood tests and my declining health. I'm too young to have bad health!!! I have to admit that effexor was one of the best antidepressants I ever took, it worked and it worked well.
Avatar n tn I've tried to get off Paxil recently and had the WORST problems. After researching and talking to people who have gotten off (or tried to get off) of the drug I am horrified that Paxil is still being prescribed. I am also AMAZED that a DOCTOR would actually say that this isn't dangerous, or that it isn't the PAXIL!?!? Are you kidding? How much were you paid to say that? Paxil DID help with my panic attacks. Did not cure or stop them, but helped.
Avatar n tn Paxil definately does not help at all with the melatonin problem, in fact it makes it even more impossible to sleep than before. It also raised my blood pressure to where I needed a medication for that too, and I am omly 29 and in descent physical health. The whole time I was on paxil I was not able to have the big "O" if you know what I mean, not to mention the fact that I didn't want to have sex at all.
Avatar n tn I'm not a doctor. The main med was CLONODINE or are used primarily to drop the blood pressure of a detoxing addict, thus technically relieving the addict of some anxiety & physical pain. Trazadone..it makes u yawn..but didn't work for me this time around. Goodluck and God Bless, If you want it bad enough then you can do anything you want to. Mentor.
Avatar n tn I lost 10 pounds in one week without any changes except stopping the Lexapro. I am getting my blood sugar under control again. Now maybe I didn't have any ill effects from stopping the Lexapro because maybe I never really needed it. But at any rate, I will never take it again. Anyone having the problems I was having, quit taking the stuff and see how much better you feel.
Avatar n tn After I finished the project in mid-may, I decided that I needed to stop using a drug to get through the day, so I tried to just stop taking it. WOW! Serious withdrawal symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week.
Avatar m tn I take approximately a half of a 2mg. bar at night now and then more rarely less.I also take lexapro and blood pressure and cholesterol meds.My question is what is a good procedure for quitting this dose of xanax?
Avatar n tn Did Effexor XR permanently elevate my blood pressure? 3. Will my blood pressure eventually return to my baseline of 110/70? 4. How long will these "zingers" last? Thanks for listening !!
Avatar f tn I usually take it @ noon or so, that seems to work the best for me. Unfortunately, Effexor worked great for me, but it made my blood pressure skyrocket 176/106 my doctor thought I was faking it!!! How in the world can anyone fake high BP??? He saw it for himself. Needless to say, I no longer see that jerk or take all of his magic potions. He had me on 6 different meds, all fighting and neutralizing each other. Guess some doctors are bought out by the pharmaceutical companies...GRRRR...
1408467 tn?1281401943 hi I hope someone can help me i am 53 I previously was on Lexapro for a year after a 1 month break my doctor changed me to Cymbalta I started off with 30mg for a month then onto 60mg for another month My doctor told me to go off them cold turkey because of severe night sweats & hot flushes & then cold shivering etc.I have been off them a week I am having quite debiltating dizziness severe nausesa & sudden hot flashes like I am burning up & then follows the shivers.
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 From what I've read on this forum, you supposed to have w/d's for at least 24 hours before starting Sub. When I have w/d's I take my hubby's Lexapro and it helps me soooooooo much. It keeps my blood pressure down and I don't feel any anxiety. I'm telling you this cause I read that you take it. Maybe it will help, maybe you can take an extra 5 or 10mg of the lexapro. How much vicoden were you taking per day? If you search on here there is the Thomas Recipe which helps curb w/d's.