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Old 03-02-2009, 06:14 PM   #1
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Horrible stomach cramps with celexa and lexapro

good grief. first I tried celexa. horrible stomach cramps,diarrhea, frequent urination, burning sensation(like an upper body sunburn). I lasted about 4 days before I switched to lexapro. Almost as bad, diarrhea, cramps, burning sensation. I didnt even take the 2nd dose.

anybody else had such horrible side effects on these two?
Is there any med out there that didnt upset your stomach so much?

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Old 03-03-2009, 09:02 AM   #2
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Re: Horrible stomach cramps with celexa and lexapro

Yes, Celexa killed my stomach, after 5 days, I stopped it cold. I had the worst nausea, stomach pain, hot flashes, increased anxiety, and I was only taking a 1/4 of a 10 mg pill. After about 3 days of not taking it, I felt 100% better. I never even considered taking Lexapro, since it is very similar to Celexa. I figured if Celexa made me this sick, chances are Lexapro would. I am now on Zoloft, and doing much better.

Old 03-03-2009, 03:41 PM   #3
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Re: Horrible stomach cramps with celexa and lexapro

I dont know why my neuro gave me lexapro after the celexa. Maybe because I am on Keppra too and it doesnt contraindicate?

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