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    Old 03-06-2006, 02:33 PM   #1
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    Can Lexapro cause more anxiety?

    I'm taking klonopin for anxiety and started taking 5mg of lexapro one week ago. Today I've been having a bit more anxiety than I have had in the last few days. Has anyone else experienced an increase in anxiety on antidepressants?Thx, pinkee

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    Old 03-06-2006, 04:13 PM   #2
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    Re: Can Lexapro cause more anxiety?

    yes this is common, anridepressant meds often make the anxiety worse for a while, the klonapin will help, maybe ask about upping the dose
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    Old 03-06-2006, 05:19 PM   #3
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    Re: Can Lexapro cause more anxiety?

    Thanks for your post, I was really needing some reassurance right about now, anyone else?

     
    Old 03-06-2006, 05:24 PM   #4
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    Re: Can Lexapro cause more anxiety?

    Good evening,
    I was put on lexapro, but my anxiety kept increasing, in short, I found out I could not take any type SSRI medicine. Just be careful and aware of your symptoms as there are a lot of side effects. Just listen to your body, if it gets a lot of anxiety, please contact your doctor as a precaution. hope this helps

     
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    Re: Can Lexapro cause more anxiety?

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    Good evening,
    I was put on lexapro, but my anxiety kept increasing, in short, I found out I could not take any type SSRI medicine. Just be careful and aware of your symptoms as there are a lot of side effects. Just listen to your body, if it gets a lot of anxiety, please contact your doctor as a precaution. hope this helps
    Thank you so much for posting. I was able to take ssri's for the past ten years, including Lexapro about a year ago. Why in the world would I not be able to take it now? Have taken prozac, paxil before as well. Tried those again recently and they caused anxiety as well. May I ask why you're not able to take ssri's? Has a doc given you an explanation? Thank you so much, pinkee

     
    Old 03-06-2006, 06:22 PM   #6
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    Re: Can Lexapro cause more anxiety?

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    Thank you so much for posting. I was able to take ssri's for the past ten years, including Lexapro about a year ago. Why in the world would I not be able to take it now? Have taken prozac, paxil before as well. Tried those again recently and they caused anxiety as well. May I ask why you're not able to take ssri's? Has a doc given you an explanation? Thank you so much, pinkee

    Just FYI for me.........I was on Celexa......worked great ...........stopped it........hve tried numerous times and I get so paniced and anxious I have to stop taking it.....My dr said this happens with some SSRI meds..........your body chemistry just can not tolerate it anymore. Let me know what works out for you.

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    Old 03-07-2006, 05:47 AM   #7
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    Re: Can Lexapro cause more anxiety?

    I was on Lexapro a few years back then went off. I started it again about a year ago and had horrible anxiety and hot flashes for the first 2 weeks then I felt fine. Give it some time since it takes some time to work. I stayed on it for almost 1 year then went off because it made me very tired and I gained almost 15 pounds. I am fine now, no anxiety, and have lost most of the weight. You don't have to be on it forever - just long enough to do the trick!

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    Old 03-07-2006, 05:54 AM   #8
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    I wish forever was not the case for me..........I ahve had anxiety and panic since I was 5...........I have tried to jsut take Benzo's and I am a total mess. I think this will be a life long thing for me. My daughter is 11 and has panic, anxiety and OCD. They say you have OCD for life........atleast that is what 2 dr's and a counsleor told us. OCD is new to me..............If only there was a cure for this stuff!

     
    Old 03-07-2006, 06:08 AM   #9
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    Yes, I was on Lexapro 5mg also and it actually made me feel worse. I think it was the side effects but it made me feel extremely drowsy and very tense.

     
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