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Lexapro Withdrawal
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I have been taking Lexapro 10mg once a day for about a year. I have had many unwanted side effects which according to my doctor there are very few side effects from Lexapro. He says it is a clean drug. Wrong. It did nothing to help me and I want off. My doctor refused to give me anti-anxiety meds to help with the withdrawals from Lexapro because once again, there are no withdrawals from Lexapro. Why do doctors lie about this. Why do pharmaceutical companies lie about this? I have read so much about people just losing it while trying to stop taking Lexapro. I have not taken it in about ten days after weaning off for about two months from 10mg to 2 mg a day. My nerves are a wreck, I am extremely irratable, and have slight headaches. This is a horrible drug with many long lasting withdrawa...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
Drinking on 5mg Lexapro
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Hi, I went to the doctor today and was prescribed 5mg of Lexapro. I am a senior in college and am fairly social. I typically go out to parties and/or the bar a couple times a week, and when I do, I usually have anywhere from 6-10 drinks. I usually get pretty drunk if I'm being quite honest. The main reason I am posting is because my 21st birthday is next weekend (nine days away). I plan on having a party and want to have a good time, but also don't want to put myself in danger. My doctor told me I could just take half a dose that day (2.5 mg) and only drink like three drinks (which I know won't happen) or wait until after my birthday to start taking the Lexapro. I would like to start taking now, but also don't want to have something bad happen/act a complete fool on my b...
Updated 7 days ago.
 
Thinking of going back on
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I was on 10 milligrams of Lexapro for approximately 10 years I felt pretty good however the last year's so I develop some anxiety so my doctor wait to be off of it about 6 months ago about 2 weeks ago she tried me on Zoloft which I had a very very bad reaction of complete anxiety and feeling horrible I'm not sure what to do. I want to go back on Lexapro because it worked for me for years I just don't know if I'll have the same effect that I used to or not does anyone have any thoughts on this please and thank you! ## I just wanna say i have experimented with lexapro alot and what ive found is do not ever stop it cold turkey and if it worked stay on it. If you do develop any anxiety or depression some sort of group therapy will work no need to spend hundreds of dollars on...
Updated 9 days ago.
 
drinking on Lexapro
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I was just wondering if anyone has drank with this med and were there any side effects ? I've been on lexapro 10 mil for a month and am feeling great but I am petrified to even atempt to drink alcohol,but would like to try . So if anyone could help that would be great. ## I have been on Lexapro for 3 years. I drink about twice a week and everything seems to be fine. I have noticed that if you drink heavly for a few nights in a row you will feel a slight depression. Just don't over do it. I was worried at first also. ## Lexapro is an antidepressant. Drinking alcohol is not recommended, as alcohol is a major depressant, and undoes the work the medication does. ## Never do that! I was on that medicine for 2 years, and I was never able to drink! the first time I drank when I was on ...
Updated 12 days ago.
 
Round peach pill with 02 on one side and a fancy capital A
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Fancy letter A on one side and 02 on the other side of small round light peach pill. I found them with my grandma's lexapro a few months after she died. ## From what you are describing I think it's Simvastatin 20mg. Does this image represent what you found? If so then it's Simvastatin 20mg which is a drug for lowering cholesterol. It's a generic for Zocor. NDC codes 52343-023, 65862-052.
Updated 19 days ago.
 
Lexapro Brand versus generic escitalopram
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I have taken 30mg of Lexapro for past 4 years. After the deaths of my son and his wife in a plane crash the depression and anxiety were more than I could bear. This past May I was changed to the generic escitalopram. God Forbid!!!! What a nightmare. Within three weeks I was suicidal, I was going through SSRI withdrawals which are vicious. I am now paying over $225.00 per month for Brand Lexapro as my insurance will NOT cover it even with prior auth or any other reason. My Medicare Advantage plan leaves a lot to be desired even though I pay a $152.00 per month premium. Has anyone else had problems with the generic Lexapro? My pharmacist said I am not the first. ## I've been on Lexapro for 4+ years and got switched to generic as well. Initially the generic just didn't work (it was...
Updated 25 days ago.
 
lexapro false positive
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what false positives will show on drug screen with lexapro ## Lexapro contains the active ingredient Escitalopram, it is an SSRI antidepressant. As such, it will not show up as anything on a drug screen, it contains no opiate, Benzodiazepine or Amphetamine properties, which are what is normally tested for. Why did you think it would? ## Many prescription medications and over the counter medications that are not supposed to have urine metabolites of something else show up. Individuals who are in positions to receive frequent urine drug screens must always be aware of which medication could cause a problem. (ie- ranitidine shows up as methamphetamines in urine) just in case you did not know. SSRI's with the ending of 'pram' are questionable, just as any medication that may hav...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
HL01 Round white pill
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I found these pills amongst my stuff and I'd like to figure out what the heck they are!! I've search high and low on the internet and cannot find a darn thing leading me to believe they may be illicit or something idk. Please help. It's bugging the crap out of me that i cannot figure out what it is!! Round white and has HLO1. ## Hello, Lola! How are you? Is that marking possibly FL 10? Can you please double check and post back? If so, this tablet is manufactured by Forest Pharmaceuticals and they list it as being a 10mg Lexapro tablet. The FDA classifies this medication as an SSRI antidepressant and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight changes. ## It is an allergy pill..generic brand .. acetaminophen
Updated 1 month ago.
 
escitolapram- Lexapro 50 mg
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If I have stopped taking escitolapram and want to start taking it again, and I want too tonight, will it affect my sleep? I have not drank any alcohol in the past two days and just wanted to ask Thank you - Paige ## Yes, it may cause sleep issues as a side effect, according to the FDA, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and weight changes. What has your doctor advised? Are you on any other medications? Why did you stop taking it?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
lexapro and tingling sensation
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i started taking lexapro about 2 weeks ago and have gotten a tingling sensation in my arms and legs especially on my left side... Is anybody else getting this, please help I really like what lexapro is doing for my anxiety but I'm scared I could be getting a wierd side effect.. help ## Hi Jen30 - while a tingling sensation is not listed as a common side effect of Lexapro, if this is the only drug which you are taking, and the tingling started within the time you started taking it, I would be inclined to think the same thing as you. Any changes in your eating or sleeping habits? Are you taking any other medications with this? ## I just started Laxapro and I too have tingling in my legs. A more serious side effect has been cramping in my legs and groin. Never had this before Lexapro. ...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Lexapro versus generic escitalopram
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I don't normally visit these forums but I was interested in experience generic escitalopram versus Lexapro. I find the generic works better than without anything but am thinking of trying Lexapro to see if it works better - I first started with lexapro a couple of years back so I just don't remember. I am concerned there are so many comments about generic escitalopram having bad side effects - given they both have the same chemistry, it does not make sense to me ## I had been taken the generic lexapro and it just didn't work. My depression came back, I was having suicidal thoughts, my anxiety returned and was becoming very OCD again. Even though the generic brand is free, I have decided to take the brand name Lexapro. I am feeling much better now, even though I have to pay $...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
lexapro withdrawl
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My doctor put me on 10 mg of Lexapro after I started school and my anxiety was getting pretty bad. I have not ever had problems with depression besides the occasional sadness or bad day. Lexapro worked so well for my anxiety as soon as I started taking it. About a month into taking this drug I met the love of my life. I was very happy and life just seemed perfect. About 9 months later, I decided everything was going so well that I would stop taking Lexapro. For two weeks I cut my dose in half and then quit taking it cold turkey. Biggest mistake I have ever made. For the first couple weeks I felt great, still happy as ever, me and my boyfriend had had many conversations about getting married and making future plans for about the past 4 months. Then one day I woke up and it's like a s...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Lexapro side effects and withdrawal
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I started lexapro for anxiety and hot flashes. Was given 20mg but only took 10mg to start. I took this for 3 days. It did help with the anxiety and no hot flashes. HURRAH! However by the 4th day, I broke out in an itchy red rash and welts over my entire body including my scalp and face. I stopped the Lexapro immediately. By the fifth day, my face and hands were very swollen. It took 4 days for the rash to go away and the swelling so I thought I was out of the woods. Since then, I feel like I have a heavy chest, something stuck in my throat, dizziness, foggy and heavy head and pressure in my ears. I was wondering whether these are actually withdrawal symptoms even tho I had only been on Lexapro for 3 days. Anyone else have these reactions????? ## Hello, Taz! How are you feeling? Have you...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
best antidepressant or cocktail(s) that works for you
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Hello, I'm currently taking Lexapro, Ritalin, & Klonopin. My depression seems to be under control only if I chase it with the RX'd Ritalin. I need something that helps fight fatigue, gives me motivation, (For my ADHD: Ritalin 10 mg as needed). To sum it up, what meds out there are great for my ailments listed above? Please help me.
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Withdrawl hell
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If I would've known how bad coming off Lexapro would be I would have never started. I was just starting college and I was very nervous. I'd heard about anxiety meds and thought this was the answer, I saw my dr and he immediately prescribed me Lexapro 10 mg. about a month on the medication I met the love of my life. My anxiety was low, I was doing great in school and I had finally met a man I was beyond crazy about and couldn't wait to start our lives together. About 7 months later things were still great so I decided I'd try to quit Lexapro. I halved the pills for about 2 weeks and then quit cold turkey. Everything was okay for about the first month besides my anxiety being a little worse. I still loved life and me and my bf were planning on getting married in a few mont...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Getting off Lexapro
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I've been taking Lexapro for over 10 yrs and don't like being dependent on it - has anyone successfully stopped their dependence on this drug? ## Many people have successfully stopped taking it, it's really a matter of doing so properly. If you're not replacing it with a similar medication, it should be tapered slowly to avoid the worst of the withdrawal symptoms and your doctor should be able to help you set up an appropriate tapering schedule. The FDA lists the typical withdrawal effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, chills, fever, diarrhea, rebound depression and anxiety. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hey there, I was on 20mg of lexapro a day for 3 years. Went (kinda) cold turkey. So glad I did. The month leading upto it I actually started skip...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
effects of lexeoro
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I want to know if lexepro is effective the for symtoms of depression and anxiety and what sude effects can I expect when I first start taking it. ## Yes its effective. I've been taking it for about a month and feel sooo much better. The only side effect I've experienced is loss of sexual desire ## I would rather have the feeling of well being than sex. To have both would be great but ya can't always get what you want. ## Try Cymblata..It is a new Antidepressant on the market..results are good ## well ihave been taking lexapro for awhile and the first week it made me really sleepy and the no desire thing too but after some time i couldn't tell it was working anymore ## I started having panic attacks 2 yrs ago. I have been on 15mg of lexapro for 2 yrs now. It took about 3 ...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
lexapro withdrawal and dizziness
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Hi, I am currently in my 4th week of being off lexapro. I had all the horrific withdrawal symptoms which most have subsided. The only one I have left is the dizziness. Its not an all day dizziness like it was but waves of dizziness that come and go. Has anyone else had this side affect for this long? ## Hello Wendi! How are you? Yes, I actually had that when I stopped Zoloft, after being on it for several years due to a misdiagnosis. It lasted about 8 weeks, before finally stopping. Has it improved any? I just kept noticing a gradual improvement, until it finally stopped. ## Did you do a slow taper down on dosage? In my experience you cannot taper down too slowly. ## Lexapro for many years and every time go off terrible dizziness -- more of a labrinthitis so I feel the dizziness when I ...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Lexapro does it work well?
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I have been taking Lexapro a little over two weeks and feel a bit better, I read where it takes up to 30 days or more is that correct? ## Yes, it usually takes about 4 weeks for it to reach its full level of efficacy in your body to see how well it will work for you. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Capital M
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very small round white pill with embossed looking Capital M full size on one side and the other side is scored in half with a small 10 at the bottom and a Capital EC it looks like at the top. Given to me for a generic brand of Lexapro. I do not think it is ## Yes, this tablet contains 10mgs of Escitalopram, which is the active ingredient in Lexapro, an SSRI antidepressant. Are there any other questions or comments? ## Round white tablet. Side 1: M Side 2: EC 20 Escitalopram 20mg tablet. AKA Lexapro. May cause dizziness and drowsiness. Alcohol may intensify this effect. Use care when operating a car or dangerous machinery. Lexapro is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatmen...
Updated 4 months ago.
 

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