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Old 05-06-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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Problems with Generic Lexapro

I am on a generic Lexapro and have had nothing but problems. on day 3, woke up with arms and torso burning!! It lasted about 24 hours and I stopped taking it.. After talking with my Dr. she had me start on only half a pill.. did that but on day 4 of that, I felt very high anxiety and it felt like chest was closing.. Felt very tense all night.. I stopped taking it until I talk to dr. again.. I was hoping to take this medicine since I hear great things about how it helps with anxiety, depression and OCD, which I have all three.. Anyone else have any kind of problems with this medication? What meds are you on now and how are they working?

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Old 05-07-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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Re: Problems with Generic Lexapro

Hello, I'm sorry to hear you are having so much trouble with the generic. I took the brand name for about 4-1/2 years and the burning sensation happened to me too in the beginning. But after a couple weeks it stopped and it didnt' happen everyday. Now I am on the generic and haven't notices a difference. Lexapro in general may just not be right for you. Ask your doctor is maybe you can try something else in a different familiy as Lexapro is an SSRI and maybe those wont work for you.

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