| | Lexapro and Headaches
My doctor said that the main side effect of Lexapro is headaches. I did, in fact, get mild headaches during the second week of taking it, BUT they went away soon after and I never got a headache again until recently. I've had bad headaches on and off for the past couple of weeks. I've been taking Lexapro 3 and a half months, so I wouldn't expect new side effects to be popping up now (?). Is this a common occurrence with Lexapro users (or users of like drugs)? I haven't upped the dose lately. I upped it from 10mg to 15 in Nov, but went back to 10mg a few weeks ago. The only new thing I've introduced to my diet is a biotin supplement. Probably has nothing to do with it since I just went on that a few days ago. My headaches have been the worst in the past few days, though. I do also get sinus headaches occasionally. It has been raining and snowing a lot lately, though I never get sinus headaches this bad.
I'm a little worried because someone recently posted here that they got severe headaches that they thought were caused by Lexapro, and also passed out a couple of times. I haven't felt faint, but the pain is pretty bad. Sometimes I feel a little dizzy. It was right in the middle of my forehead, now it's in my nose (which leads me to believe it could just be sinuses). I've been hesitant to blame it on Lexapro because I'm on such a low dose, and also because why would I be getting headaches now after 3 months of taking it? Any input?