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Re: New to Lexapro and feeling awful jjana

Posted by nitowl17 on May 10, 2003, at 15:51:12

In reply to New to Lexapro and feeling awful, posted by jjana on May 8, 2003, at 13:42:39

> Hello out there,
> I'm new to this board. I've been reading it for a while but this is the first time I've posted anything. My psychiatrist (pdoc?) just started me on Lexapro, and I'm in my third day. The first day I took 10mg, but that left me feeling So terrible, nauseous, out of it that I cut back to 5mgs the second day. I felt better, but this morning woke up with awful stomach cramps and diarrhea. I've also been having jaw clenching and muscle cramps.
> Also, I'm taking it for anxiety and depression, and right now my anxiety is about 10 times worse than when I started.
> Did anybody else out there suffer such severe side effects when you started Lexapro? If so, how long did they last, and did the drug end up helping you or not?
> I'm trying to decide if I should call my pdoc (I'm getting the lingo down) and ask for something extra for the anxiety, but I feel almost too anxious to call him up. I used to be afraid to make phone calls, and that seems to have come back suddenly. I'd like to just wait it out, but I'm a college student with finals this week, and I don't know what to do. I feel totally incapacitated, sick, scared, UGH.
> Sorry this is so long. Please, if anybody can offer me any comfort or advise, I'll be forever greatful. You all seem like such good friends and so supportive, I'd love to be part of your community.
> Thanks for listening,
> Jana

Things went pretty well to start off with but I'm now getting a continual upset stomach and loss of appetite. I take nexium for gerd so I stopped that . That didn'nt seem to help so I tried to back off ambien that didn't seem to help (or a least didn't completely fix it) so now I'm backing off the Lexapro at least for a while to see if I can get on top of this. Lexapro seems to be the source of the problem . I will post later to let others know the results.

Hang in there, Nitowl




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