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First dose 10 mg lexapro
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I just took my first dose of lexapro and am feeling a little itchy.Feel pretty calm and a little tired other than that.I don't have gives or a rash.Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this.Should I be worried? Is this an allergic reaction ? I took lexapro years ago with no problem.
Updated 20 hours ago.
 
complications
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Have any women taken lexapro throughout their pregnancy? Was your baby born with any complications and were there any complications through pregnancy due to meds? ## Hello, Linda! How are you? As listed in the information provided by the FDA, animal studies have shown evidence of embryonic toxicity, but there is no controlled data available for its use during human pregnancy. They've placed it in Category C, stating that risk cannot be ruled out and it would be best to use a medication that is known to be safe, unless this is the only option available. Typical side effects for Lexapro may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Has anyone been on this while pregnant? ## Please don't risk it. The doctor will say it's ok, but look at all the side ...
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lexapro discontinued after 8 days due to SE
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So agitation, increased anxiety, insomnia. Increased pulse,digestive disturbances, itchy skin that feels like it's crawling. The side effects from hell basically. My doctor left a message saying I could stop the med since I was only 8 tabs in. How long until I stop feeling like death warmed over? ## Hello, Dani! How are you feeling? Have things improved, yet? Those can all be normal side effects of starting a medication like this and usually last about 3 to 4 weeks. As to when they should taper off, since you were only on it for 8 days, it should only take a couple days, before you feel back to normal. Have you tried any other medications? ## Feeling a little bit better. Very itchy and still suffering chills and lack of hunger. Years ago I tried zoloft. Made me sucidal. And paxil ma...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Should I continue on Lexapro?
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For a long time I've struggled with anxiety/depression but it got really bad this year. I started taking Lexapro (well, Teva-Escitalopram actually) on April 14 starting with 5 mg for 6 days and then increasing to 10 mg. So this is the beginning of my 6th week at 10 mg. I was at a really low point when I began taking the medication and compared to that point, I am doing better. During these weeks taking it, there have been periods where I've believed it was working (I've felt more focused, interested, etc.) but lately I've been experiencing more lows and still a lot of pretty intense anxiety. The other issue is that I have bad insomnia. The two days before I started the medication I had bad sleep issues (woke up at 3:30 or 4:30 and couldn't get back to sleep at all) b...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Lexapro for anxiety
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I had severe anxiety problems for the first time in my life late last year and found it very difficult to function. I tried for four months to fight it on my own and by using Ativan. I knew Ativan was not a healthy long term answer but was bothered by the prospect of using a SSRI. Finally with no progress I decided to start using Lexapro as I had heard it had the least amount of side effects and had the least withhdrawl symptoms when ceasing the medication. I noticed some progress within 2 weeks and was 100% anxiety free after 5 weeks. Today I feel "normal" and am anxiety free. I have been taking 10mg Lexapro for a little over 2 months. My doctor wants me to continue it for the next 6 months and then I will wean off of the drug. I have gained some weight while taking it but must...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
can lexapro show up as benzodiazepines
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I took a lexapro one morning, and completed the job employment papers. Did my drug urine test and found out I tested positive for benzodiazepine (like as in Xanax). Can that be true?
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Lexapro to Zoloft
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I recently had genetic testing saying that Lexapro was not the best drug for me. So, I am being switched to Zoloft. This is day two of my transition- yeaterday went down to 10mg of Lexapro instead of 20mg and added 25mg of Zoloft. Does anyone have any experience? Just feeling off. Not liking it and need to know what to expect ## Hello, Angie! How are you? I've not done this switch, but I can tell you that feeling off for a bit is completely normal, when you go from one medication to another. You're likely experiencing some withdrawal symptoms from lowering the Lexapro accompanied by side effects from adding the Zoloft. The FDA classifies Zoloft as an SSRI antidepressant and lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight ...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
white round pill line down the middle and a 20 on other side
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white round pill line down the middle and a 20 on other side. i was told it is an antidepressant but i wanna know the exact name and the effects ## Hello, JJ! How are you? I'm sorry, but so far, I've not been able to find a listing that matches this description. However, I'll keep looking and post back, when I have information for you. Does anyone else recognize this tablet? ## Sounds like Lexapro ## Thank you, Juke! I was able to confirm that there is a 20mg Escitalopram tablet with just the number 20 on it, however, I don't know if it is scored, or not. This is a generic for Lexapro, which the FDA classifies as an antidepressant that can also help with anxiety. Typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight gain. Are there a...
Updated 8 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 11 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 19 days ago.
 
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 19 days ago.
 
selectra
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anti-depresent for women ## I am currently taking Lexapro to assist with my depression and anxiety. The drug is working however, I have the side-effects of a reduction in libido and vaginal lubrication. I recently saw an episode of 'Rescue Me' on TV in which a bottle of pills were opened, and the side-effects read out which included an increase in libido and vaginal lubrication. Anyone else had success with Selectra and does anyone know the type of drug it is and its brand name (or generic name) in Australia. ## Selectra IS a fictional drug, just a name created for the TV program. Most antidepressants cause the side effects that you list, however, have you tried talking to your doctor about trying a different medication? Drugs do work differently for different people and you may...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
need to start Lexapro
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I'm afraid of the sexual side effects in a 64 year old male and don't want to loose the ability to orgasm.
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Over the top appetite after taking my Lexapro dose
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OMG! Increased from 15mg to 20mg of brand Lexapro which I take prior to bed... My food cravings and appetite are through the roof after my dose. I want to eat in the middle of the night! It's off the chart crazy. I'm fine during the day. But NOT after my one evening dose! Any ideas to help me curb my middle of the night eatting ? ... chain myself to the bed, is all I have come up with. Sue ## Hi Susan, Something you might want to consider is adding more protein to your diet, since studies suggest that it can help curb your appetite and reduce snack bingeing throughout the day/night. I've also had success trying this out for myself and can vouch for how well a higher protein diet diminishes cravings. Since I eat primarily vegan, I tend to opt for plant-based protein powders a...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Lexapro Depression side effects
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Hi there, I am a 40 yr old woman, who started taking Lexapro about 3 to 4 weeks ago, starting on 5mg for the first 2 plus weeks, then increased it a few days ago to 10mg as directed by my Dr. My history of depression is this: I feel I have dysthymic disorder with major depression disorder tendencies. I have suffered a few bouts of severe reactive depression as a result of some considerable life stressors in the past, which then, you could say, turned into simple Major Depressive Disorder. At one of these times I took Lexapro with good effect. I think I have been depressed (often mildly) for years, but struggled through. I also have considerable anxiety, which has plagued me for 10 plus years, generally focusing on my health. Before biting the bullet and seeing a Dr this time, I was cons...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Lexapro: Increasing dosage/how long?
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I'm in my mid-thirties and have been suffering from anxiety for a long time. Have been taking xanax for many years and while it helps, I recently decided to give Lexapro a try. I've been on 10 mg for 1 week now. I realized immediately that I was sleeping better but today I had a slight panic attack (which I understand happens in the initial stages of taking the drug). My doc discussed upping the dose eventually but there's no specific timeline. So my question is this: How long did you wait before increasing the dose from 10 mg to say 15 or 20? I have a colleague who started on 10 mg and then went to 15 after one week. Not sure if that's the norm. Any replies would be greatly appreciated. ## It is important to give the drug several weeks to work. There is no way to know a...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
b4 c white oval tablet
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I got these pills from the pharmacy and didn't realize it till I was already taking them I'm not sure if they are what they are supposed to be....I was supposed to get lexapro 20mg but the don't look like the normal ones I get can someone help me please I tried to look it up on WebMD but it couldn't find it.....it is white oval with a scorn side that has B4 and C on it the letters and number is all on one side with nothing on the other side ## Hello, Melissa! How are you? I'm sorry for the confusion and I'm happy to clear this up for you. These tablets are manufactured by Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals and they them as containing 20mgs of Escitalopram, which is the generic for Lexapro. When a medication, such as this, is available as a generic, it is usually ma...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
lexapro 3rd week anxiety
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I'm going into my 3rd week of Lexapro 10mg and my anxiety has gotten better. However, mornings are still tough with anxiety. Can anyone tell me when that goes away or when it becomes manageable. I don't expect anxiety to go away completely, but I don't expect to be as agitated in the morning. ## Hello, Brownstone88! How are you? I've found that it usually starts to improve around 21 days and goes away after about a month. If this symptoms continues past that, you should consult your doctor as it may not be the right medication for you. The FDA classifies Lexapro as being an SSRI antidepressant and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, weight gain and mood swings. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Why antidepressants are troublesome
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Would anyone care to share their thoughts on this article discussing "Why The Science Behind Anti-Depressants May Be Completely Backwards": huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/28/how-anti-depressants-work_n_6707272.html ## It is possible. One thing that you will frequently notice, if you study medications is that many of them are known to have a certain effect or treat a certain condition, but we can't explain how or why they do so. There are some we can explain, of course, but for many, we really only have theories on how or why they work. It is, of course, also possible that serotonin isn't a happy chemical for everyone. Eventually, we may discover that its role varies depending on certain genetic factors, or perhaps in relation to the balance of other chemicals in the body. Th...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
side effect of generic lexapro on the libido
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i am 52 yr. old female on 20mg. Lexapro for almost a year. I have noticed my desire for sex decrease and can't achieve orgasm anymore. This is embarrassing for me to post but I am a newlywed. wondering if anyone else has had this side effect. please help ## YES!! It is embarrassing and frustrating. I'm a 56 yr old female and have been married to the same very understanding man for almost 35 years. Been on antidepressants for 13 years, but lexapro was added a few years ago because my hormonal changes (menopause) were wreaking havoc with my mood swings. My Dr. suggested a don't take the lexapro one or two nights before having sex. I know, it takes some planning, but like I said my husband's understanding. I'd been fooling around with the dose for a few weeks and sudden...
Updated 3 months ago.
 

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