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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 4 days ago.
 
panic attacks new plan scared!!
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o I've been on lexapro since end of November till now.. still having panic attacks that won't stop.. it's happening like every 5 days there so severe I almost end up in the hospital.. I do take .5mgs of klonopin as well. And they are still breaking thru out of the blue no reason for them.. a while back I had a bad experience with trying to get on prozac. I was hospitalized 2x n had to get off.. I was in a real bad spot .. the doctor is now suggesting I start paxil.. n I'm extremely scared to change meds n deal with all the start up side effects.. anybody out there can please give me so advice or some positive experiences..it would be greatly appreciated.. thank u
Updated 7 days ago.
 
athens county i need a doctor who will keep me on my benzos
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I had a family doc give me my klopin one every month i couldnt get to him for abt 7 month do to molina transportation but i finally got it apprived and i had a app feb8 i had one before but my grandma had to stroke got out of the hosp i helped and was going to my app the8. Well my klopin were do he didnt prescibe them on fri i called monday i was sick from it he called in .5 mil and im allergic to orange die pink die i broke out in a rash i was up all night like speed what do i do cuz i switched doc start monday when the pharm. Called she said she would pro keep me on the five to ween me off ive been on them and lexapro for a long time i get soc sec. I fell under six quide line of mental and physical. I got anxsity severe dep ptsd personality disorde memry loss do to a bad car wreak i died
Updated 8 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 9 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 11 days ago.
 
Lexapro and the bad side effects
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I just recently decided to try Lexapro 10mg nine days ago. My OBGYN recommended this for me to try if I wanted to because for 2 weeks out of every month before my period my hormones are completely out of it. I'm an emotional roller coaster. So, I thought what could it hurt to try. My experience has been awful with Lexapro. The very first day of taking it, I could not sleep, I felt very sick to my stomach. Second day.....still sick to my stomach, couldn't sleep and ringing in my ears. By the 4th day on this med all the side effects above including feeling like I have to bite down hard, grinding of the teeth, and cannot climax when me and my husband are having intercourse. Me and my husband are extremely intimately active with each other (5x a week) It's awful in my opinion. A...
Updated 12 days ago.
 
Lexapro for anxiety on benzo withdrawal
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I am on a valium taper for withdrawal of Klonopin which I took for over 20 years. I am one year off of the Klonopin I am down to 5 mg of valium and almost finished with the taper. Although I am better, I still have anxiety, angry outbursts, "brain fog," insomnia.. The dr. had me on Wellbutrin for mood swings. The Wellbutrin seemed to cause my anxiety to be worse and cause my hypomania to return. (I was dx with bipolar II many years ago and that was why I was on Klonopin) . Both my dr. and therapist have suggested I am NOT BIPOLAR. Have a MOOD DISORDER. Until the benzo withdrawal I had several years of stability while bipolar. My question is this: In spite of withdrawal symptoms (which are far less after one year of tapering off of Klonopin), I am basically depressed and the dr. ...
Updated 12 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 13 days ago.
 
Lexapro withdrawal symptoms
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Would withdrawal symptoms affect me after forgetting to take the medication for 4 days? OR Would I be getting withdrawal symptoms from dropping dosages in my lexapro? I have been on it for roughly 6 months and 3 weeks ago the dr told me to drop down to 10mg which I cut my 20's in half but I am constantly forgetting. I haven't taken them for 4 days until I remembered last night. I feel mentally and emotionally fine. I don't cry more then usual and circumstances have changed for me recently and I felt as though I no longer need anti depressants. The last few weeks I've had some health issues similar to the side effects of starting lexapro but they only lasted about a week. but in the last week or so I've had a lot of other things that are beginning to concern me: -Incr...
Updated 14 days ago.
 
can lexapro cause a bad taste
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I have been on Lexapro for two years now and I don't feel it has been doing anything positive for me. I've stayed on it because the doctors have insisted that I would be depressed without it. For the past year I have this horrible metallic taste in my mouth all the time which prevents me from enjoying any type of food or drink. I have been tested for all kinds of disorders relating to bad taste by several doctors and no one can find anything wrong. So I have concluded the bad taste must be caused by the Lexapro. Is there anyone else that has experienced a bad taste while on Lexapro? I have decided to stop taking the drug, I'm two weeks off it now and feel no different. Thanks. Greg ## Hello, Greg! How are you? Has the taste change improved, at all, yet? Most medications risk...
Updated 16 days ago.
 
4 Months on 20 MG Need Help (Tremors, Dizziness)
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Hello, I started Lexapro at the end of August for GAD, first with 5MG then to 10MG then to 20MG after a month. Some time later (maybe 8 weeks), I started having tremors in my legs which has now spread to my trunk and arms. When I sit or lay down it's fine, but as soon as I move around it starts. Also dizziness. My question is this. Can it be Lexapro? Everyone says I'm crazy to think that I'm the 2% which it adversely affects. But my axiety has increased to where I'm wired all day and these other symptoms make it seem like it could be the Lexapro. Dr. keeps saying it is anxiety but I don't believe it. Any insight would be helpful. Thanks ## The tremors are actually listed as a fairly common side effect, according to the FDA. They also list the possibility of it causin...
Updated 21 days ago.
 
Lexapro switch 30 mg
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I have been on lexapro 30 mg for 5 years- enough is enough so I switched to pristiq 50 mg- that is the lowest dose of pristiq and what I want to be on after being tired of side effects- how long should withdrawal symptoms last- it's day 12 without any lexapro and day 12 of 50 mg pristiq and I feel awful. ## At this point, you are probably experiencing withdrawal effects from stoping the Lexapro, as well as side effects from starting the Pristiq, so it may take a couple weeks for things to settle back down and for you to feel better. Has there been any improvement, yet? The FDA lists the typical side effects of Pristiq as possibly including dizziness, drowsiness, anxiety, vision changes and loss of libido. ## The price of lexapro really got me, but I found it only costs $8 with an RX...
Updated 21 days ago.
 
Is this Lexapro withdrawal ? Horrific !
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Hello all :) I have been desperately searching for information & reassurance as to why I am experiencing such a nightmare ordeal after being taken off Lexapro by my doctor, cold turkey. I have been taking 10-20mg for years. This week (since cessation - 10 days ago) I have been to the doctor 3 times and the hospital on Thursday night - convinced I am dying! I feel SO tired that I can barely lift my head at times. I have horrible headaches - frequent "brain zaps" (thought I was having a stroke). I was throwing up and lived next to the toilet for 2 days.... I get "rushes" of what feels like adrenalin (?) that crawls down my arms and then tingles in my hands and finger tips. I am dizzy - I am aching (joints) - I feel like my head is clogged and I have a horrible flu viru...
Updated 22 days ago.
 
Lexapro First Day Diarrhea, Nausea, Hot Flashes
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Hello, This is my first day of lexapro and I took 10 mg this afternoon. About 2 hours later I had awful diarrhea, and the nausea has been with me on and off all day. I think I may just start with 5mgs? Would that help me ease into this? I have terrible IBS when I'm nervous so this side effect isn't helping me. I took a zofran and 1mg Ativan to help me calm down from all the diarrhea (I have a fear of the stomach flu), but then I read the diarrhea and nausea are actually side effects of lexapro. Anyone else experience this? Also hot flashes today which is weird because I'm usually cold. ## Yes, those can be side effects of this medication, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and weight changes. However, they typically go away with ...
Updated 23 days ago.
 
lexapro Acid reflux
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I am on my 15th day on escitalopram 10mg I have been sleeping normal hours but also taking phenergen before bed but last night took a while to go to sleep and slept all night and till 1pm today also having bad acid reflux. still depressed and anxious but not as bad. will the reflux go away as I had reflux with avanza for 5 years and stopped taking avanza 12mths ago and the reflux was nearly gone too.I suffered really bad with reflux and don't want to go through that again. Any info would be great ## Hello, Binnie! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem that you're having. It's hard to say if such a symptom will go away, or not. Most side effects do, but there's no way to know for sure. The FDA lists its other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, ...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
withdrawal from Lexapro
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I have been taking Lexapro for 2 years and have decided that is enough. My doctor suggests taking 1 tablet every 2nd day for 2 weeks, and then one every third day for 2 weeks. 10mg. Not sure this is the right way about it. ## Hello, Stephen! How are you? That is the modern preferred tapering method for such a medication. The FDA lists the typical withdrawal effects as possibly including nausea, fever, chills, diarrhea, rebound depression and rebound anxiety. Have you started his plan, yet? It should help to minimize the withdrawal symptoms.
Updated 1 month ago.
 
will lexapro show up on a drug test
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I just started this med so I would like to know because I take U.A ## Will Lexapro show up in a drug test as benzo. I took a drug test on a Thursday, negative, took the next on sat, positive and then one on sunday, negative. How is this?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Lexapro side effects
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I have been on 10mg for 4 days.. Terrible nauseau , diarrhea, clenching jaw. Has anyone felt this? Also my hands are lightly shaking. Wondering when it will stop? I do not feel better yet at all. I was prescribed it for depression as major anxiety ## HI, Kelly! Sorry that you're feeling so awful. Side effects that severe are not normal and you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. I think this just may not be the right medication for you to take. Some mild nausea and diarrhea are normal, but not severe nausea and the clenching jaw can sometimes be the sign of a severe reaction. Learn more Lexapro details here. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## I had the same reaction, even to the point of possibly being hypomanic, but I enjoyed it. my pupils dilated, sweat cons...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Lexapro switch
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Hi guys I've been on 30 mg of lexapro and the side effects of fatigue and tiredness have not gone away after 4 years. I just kinda dealt with it but now I wanna switch medicine. My dr offered me Zoloft or pristiq. I have social anxiety and OCD and GAD. Any suggestions would be helpful or if you switched to another medicine and it helped. Thanks and God Bless ## Hello, John! How are you? I've taken Zoloft before and found it to work quite well, though it can cause drowsiness, as a side effect, I found that to only last a short period of time. The worst issue that I've known most people to have with it is weight gain. The FDA lists other possible side effects as including nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Can anyone that's on Pristiq chime in? ## John, I have trie...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
free AD meds in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Is there a way of getting Lexapro or the generic form free if one doesn't have any money? I'm asking this question for a friend who lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is in desparate need of medication and has a prescription that he can't fill because of minimal income. All his money goes to rent and food with nothing left over. I look forward to a response. ## Unfortunately, we are based in the U.S., so I don't have any information on what programs, if any, are available in South Africa. Has he tried asking his doctor, or a pharmacist/chemist? They should have some idea of what might be available to help him. ## Good Morning . I have a condition called neurofibromas who's is leaving me in agony continually . I have many tumas I my spine that are growin . I am b...
Updated 2 months ago.
 

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