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Re: PANIC attacks! =(

Posted by BLKVETTES on April 28, 2004, at 12:54:38

In reply to Re: PANIC attacks! =(, posted by Escher Dementian on April 24, 2004, at 7:20:16

> IMHO the elevated liver enzymes or decreased functionality would not be _caused_ by that dose beginning Lexapro, in a healthy liver. It would have to be a preexisting "challenged" condition. But make no mistake, Tylenol/acetaminaphen is a serious challenge in and of itself, and can be cumulative and synergistic, especially with alcohol or other compromises present, even days after ingesting the T/acet'n. It lasts longer in your liver than alcohol/coffee/other meds, and also poses a bigger challenge for your liver to clear/cleanse.
> I agree with K. ~ It is correct that Lexapro has been known to trigger anxiety in many people, as same Zoloft and Effexor(other SSRIs). But there may be reasons for, this non-related to liver issues. "Normally", a healthy balanced system/liver can handle and process a small to moderate chemical stress so that introducing a new substance does not cause an immediate panic attack, but rather a manageable discomfort when our body tells us that we have introduced a substance that is a bad fit.
> Chemicals and SSRIs can be tricky, though, in the brain & glands, especially in conjunction with other factors.
> Thanks for the compliment re: my name 8-)
> Hope i've helped with my 0.02 worth,
> Escher

I suffered panic attacks and went through the ER thing many times while they tried to figure out what was wrong with me. I finally ended up in the mental ward for 24 hours. They did a lot of tests that night. They did blood tests and one of the tests they did was the liver function test. I think there were 3 different enzyme counts and they were all normal. I got diagnosed by a psychiatrist the next morning. I started paxil and was on that for about 8 days or so. It made me very sick so we switched to zoloft and I was on that for about 3 weeks. Well I was still very sick and truly thought I was dying. I called my psychiatrist and decided to stop taking the zoloft. I ended up in the ER with severe stomach pain. They did the liver tests again. They were sky high. They were talking hepatitis or liver tumor. I even ended up having a liver biopsy done. Everything came back negative. My family doctor and I got all my tests from 3 different hospitals. She saw the before meds test of my liver and the after. It was the meds causing my problems. It is a rare side effect. I am fine on the lexapro!!! Reading some of the other posts about tylenol. Tylenol can be very dangerous as can aspirin. People dont realize how dangerous they can be.
WAYNE <:-)




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