Lexapro withdrawal symptoms side effects

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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 f tn Has anyone else had these side effects from Lex? Anyone been on Lex for awile with no side effects, only to have them develop later? Don't side effects happen in the beginning only?
Avatar f tn I've taken a few different AD's thru the years (at different times for each), and some were a breeze to start, others had some pretty awful side effects. The good news is...those side effects started improving for me usually by the 2nd week, and once they started getting better, they went away pretty quickly. Hang in there...keep the line of communication open with your doc and of course, we're here for you too!
Avatar n tn Does lexapro have any withdrawal symptoms? I ran out last week and now I have fever and dizzinees, as well as auditory disturbances coinciding with the dizziness. This happened once before when I went on a trip and forgot my medications.
Avatar n tn Does anyone have any ideas that could help ease these side effects or withdrawal? I typically do not do these blog type things- but I figure support of people that know what it's like would be great! In my teens I was on Prozac a couple years & the withdrawal from that was a piece of cake compared to this. Just scared about this situation & would like some positive input- Thanks so much!
Avatar f tn I would tell your doctor that you really do NOT want to rise back to 10mg in Lexapro, but ask if there would be any -temporary- medicines that are not addictive to help lessen the effects of Lexapro withdrawal. I do know, oddly enough, Benadryl helped when I was going through Effexor withdrawal. Your doctor may be able to suggest other over the counter medicine that will just curb some of the side-effects of the withdrawal.
Avatar n tn Keep in mind I just started withdrawing from the Wellbutrin. However, it took a good 6 weeks to get over the Lexapro withdraw side effects. Weeks 2 through 4 were the most difficult to cope with in my case.
Avatar f tn you sure can work things on your own, but please dont come off the medication abruptly. it can have bad side effects. i d say consult your psychiatrist first and then take it from there. good luck and take care.
404138 tn?1308945256 I would take a dose in the morning and by nighttime I was feeling the withdrawal symptoms (for me, withdrawal symptoms from all SSRI's feel like my brain is skipping like a cd). Even when we uped the dose I'd go through withdrawal the same day. So sadly, I switched again. But lexapro is newer and is supposed to be great. Really I had no side effects.
Avatar n tn I started taking Lexapro a couple of days ago and I experience all of the side effects associated with it. One of the side effects is a fever like sympthoms and I got sick yestarday. I am not sure if it is a flu or it is the Lexapro. I am considering taking half a pill from now on or even changing the medication. Thanks for sharing your experience!
Avatar f tn As to whether another drug will make you dizzy, it's impossible to predict side effects as we all react differently, but if you do go into withdrawal from abruptly quitting one of these meds dizziness is a common withdrawal symptom, so if that's a big concern still more reason to carefully wean off before switching meds.
Avatar f tn She has a tingling in her extremities and sometimes in her torso. I would like to stop the Lexapro now but I am concerned with additional withdrawal symptoms. Question; 1) Do you advise stopping the medication abruptly now? 2) If not is there a medication to ease the tingling she presently has? 3) How should I continue the withdrawal regiment? The symptoms she experienced are, nightmares, seeing people in the morning, loss of balance, sleepy, moody, electric head shocks and tremors.
Avatar n tn The full informaton as regards side effects as well as beneficial effects is on the medication webste and you can discuss that with your psychiatrist. If things arent working out with them you can seek a second opinion but its essential to always ask first and follow specific directions betofre changng the dose of any medication.
Avatar n tn I woke up and jumped out of my bed terrified at what I was feeling. Terrible headache, nausea, crazy thoughts and visual hallucinations. Waves of energy ran through my body almost like I was on fire on the inside. I was completely physically agitated and could not sit down or eat. I had to pace or walk or run just to get the nervousness to be bearable. I actually ran circles around my house and one day I ran down my street in a sprint right out of bed, almost naked.
458072 tn?1291418786 know about the potential side effects before you start taking lexapro or any AD. I always gained weight and had no sex drive when taking any of the ssri's....after being on zoloft for a few years I experienced very scary rage attacks. And no matter what they say it's hard to stop once you start taking them.
Avatar n tn I woke up and jumped out of my bed terrified at what I was feeling. Terrible headache, nausea, crazy thoughts and visual hallucinations. Waves of energy ran through my body almost like I was on fire on the inside. I was completely physically agitated and could not sit down or eat. I had to pace or walk or run just to get the nervousness to be bearable. I actually ran circles around my house and one day I ran down my street in a sprint right out of bed, almost naked.
Avatar n tn I woke up and jumped out of my bed terrified at what I was feeling. Terrible headache, nausea, crazy thoughts and visual hallucinations. Waves of energy ran through my body almost like I was on fire on the inside. I was completely physically agitated and could not sit down or eat. I had to pace or walk or run just to get the nervousness to be bearable. I actually ran circles around my house and one day I ran down my street in a sprint right out of bed, almost naked.
Avatar n tn After all, how can you be treated for something that the doctors dismiss as being in my mind because after all, the blood tests look good and they had never heard of Lexapro causing such side effects. Not one elected to do any research on my behalf. I have lost tremendous respect for the medical community at large (though I do acknowledge that there are still caring, knowledgeable physicians out there that really do advocate for their patients).
Avatar n tn I woke up and jumped out of my bed terrified at what I was feeling. Terrible headache, nausea, crazy thoughts and visual hallucinations. Waves of energy ran through my body almost like I was on fire on the inside. I was completely physically agitated and could not sit down or eat. I had to pace or walk or run just to get the nervousness to be bearable. I actually ran circles around my house and one day I ran down my street in a sprint right out of bed, almost naked.
Avatar m tn My question is, are the symptoms I experience side effects of Depakote or withdrawal from Xanax???? Please help me!!!!! I am sttill taking .5 Xanax Xr in the mn and .5 in the evening so it is still there, I've just reduced the dosage!!! I also take small dosage of 600mg lithium, 25mg of lamictal and 2.5mg o Lexapro a day. Most of them my pdoc wants to get rid off. Thanks!!
Avatar n tn I have taken 5 mg Cipralex (Lexapro, Escitalopram) for 6 days but I am stopping because I cannot deal with the side effects. Am I likely to develop any type of withdrawal symptoms after such a short period of time on the medication? I experienced withdrawal symptoms when weaning off Paxil three years ago.
Avatar f tn I stopped after 6 days and didn't have any withdrawal symptoms. I was just so relieved to be rid of the side effects. A headache would have been more preferable. Take some Tylenol or other pain reliever to get rid of the headache - I'm sure you'll be fine.
Avatar m tn 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. I am wondering if I should go back on 5 mg to lessen withdrawal symptoms or if it is almost of of my body since it have been a week? How long typically will withdrawal last?
Avatar n tn off w/ depression for many years finally got on Zoloft w/out any major side effects and has stayed on it now for about 10 years- she's never going to get off of it b/c it has no negative side effects for her. My sister was on Lexapro for a year and also gained a lot of weight and just felt generally miserable. She tapered off of it and though she still has emotional lows (during pms), she has decided to sacrifice emotional stability for her figure.
Avatar n tn He is very strong and just wants to go forward and not go through this again ( his doctor said the remedy was to get back on the drug) these are the Docs that said he could stop the med all at once with out any side effects. The reason he was put on lexapro was for anxiousness he had alot of major things going on at one time including surgery and he has a clotting disorder and has to be very careful be cause he takes coumadin and has for a long time.
Avatar n tn How long do you have to be on lexapro before stopping will cause withdrawal symptoms. I have only been on it it a week and want off now.
Avatar n tn I am unable to refill my prescription this month because it is just too expensive I had to choose between the lexapro and the meds I take for for a heart condition (cardiomyoathy). The withdrawal symptoms are terrible I was on this med for general anxiety disorder I feel so bad now I can't decide if I am having a mild panic attack or if this withdrawal is really going to give me a stroke or a seizure or something.
Avatar n tn //depression.emedtv.com/lexapro/lexapro-side-effects.html When I told the doctor I was having a hard time sleeping and so forth..what does she prescribe...??? SLEEPING PILLS... It seems they want you on every pill under the sun... I thought these doctor's had some brains....they went to school to study medicine... They should know the side effects and how long it takes to come off of a pill. I feel violated...