I started using Lexapro today. My eyes are really dilated, but my eye problems (that are supposably related to my anxiety) are still the same. Being clinically diagnosed that I'm crazy is hard, because I dont know whether I'm just really paranoid about something, or if I actually have cause for concerns. Even though the doctor told me dilated eyes are normal for starting SSRI's, I scheduled an eye check up for Monday morning. That should give the drugs time to work, if my eye issues are really just figments of my imagination. My bloodwork was normal, so I know I'm not deafly ill.
I'm a headcase, please excuse me.
makesally, my pupils were huge when I took Lexapro. I'm taking a different drug in the same family now, (Zoloft 200mg/day) and my pupils are actually a little on the small side, but that could be due to the ADHD meds, even though I'm taking the minimum amount.
The risperdal I take is what really helps the anxiety.
But my vision is in major flux now since cataract surgery this summer, so I never know if it's the meds or the intraocular lenses.
I was on lexapro and the first night I took it in the morning my pupils were massive! I was terrified- I dropped the dose to 1/2 of the pill and it was better, but still there. Eventually I stopped taking it.
I can't contribute to giving you an answer, but I do have a question. When your pupils are dilated, do your eyes become extremely light sensitive, as when the ophtamologist dilates pupils for eye exam?