Discussions that mention lexapro

General Health board


hi all, i'm not very good at writing on these boards so can i just list my problems/symptoms for u all to see what feedback i get, thank you

march 2005 i was 5 months pregnant with my second child (first child was only 8 months old- only 1yr 10days between them) i was in work, i had a chest infection and a cold so took some neurphen tablets. after about an hour i felt really dizzy, lightheaded, blurry vision, numbness throughout my body and general unwell feeling. I was brought to hospital where they kept me in over night for obs because i was pregnant, they ran some tests, sent me home with and antibiotic and said i have a severe chest infection and that i'd had a panic attack. Throughtout the rest of the pregnancy i felt really unwell, dizzy, lightheaded, etc...

Since then i have been no better and i diagnosed with panic/anxiety and was prescribed lexapro and xanax/valium

i've had ekg's, brain scans and numerous other tests along the way but all clear.

My symptoms seem to have changed recently (august 2007) i woke up in the middle of the night gasping for breath since then i have been breathless most of the time and was diagnosed with asthma and given inhalers but they dont seem to work i wake up every night coughing, breathless and a pounding heart beat

last night was the worst ever i coughed and gasped for breath, i jumped out of bed to go get some water but i was so dizzy and my head was pounding that i had to crawl to the kitchen, the pain in my head was unbearable it was like my head was going to explode, i could hear my heart beat in my ears very loudly and a pulsing sensation in my head, i was terrified i was going to die.

Do u think this is more than just panic/anxiety attacks, i keep thinking i have some undiscovered disease that im going to just drop down dead with at any time so im terrified to go out alone.......

please help me

angie