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    Old 09-26-2015, 05:24 AM   #1
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    Lexapro - first week side effects

    So, after battling panic attacks and anxiety for the last 4 months, my doctor, my physiologist, and myself all felt I needed something to help me day to day. Taking the ativan when needed helped the panic attacks break, but not from having them.

    My wife is pregnant only a half year after we lost our still born daughter at 7 months. All of the worrying about what will happen, has me in a cycle of worry. A lot for them, a lot for my own health which is great, but I keep taking small things and taking them to life ending possibilities. A strained knee was a dvt, a pulled neck causing headaches ..... brain tumor.

    So, to the point. They put me on lexapro, but the side effects are killing me. My pharmacist said 2 days at 2.5mg, 4 days at 5mg and then to the 10mg, but I am scared to raise it one ounce.

    Oddly, when I took it at night, I had insomnia, but when I take it in the morning I am tired.

    When I took the pill during the Night:

    At night:
    Crazy dizziness (enough to walk into a wall)
    Night Sweats

    During the day:
    Not hungry at all

    When I took the pill during the day:

    At night:
    Lucid dreams.
    Lower intestines feel sore.

    During the day:
    “Outer body experience” where I was watching myself through my own eyes.
    Excessive tapping of feet that was hard to stop.
    Heart racing when exercising

    In the morning:
    Muscles ache like I have been exercising hardcore.
    Woken up every night with my eyes “glued” shut.

    I don't take many drugs, so these are kicking my butt. So far none of these concern my doctor, but they are concerning me.

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    Old 09-27-2015, 12:31 PM   #2
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    Re: Lexapro - first week side effects

    I started 4 days ago. I was over-medicated back in June on thyroid medicine which threw my body into extreme hyperthyroidism. Horrible insomnia, loss of appetite and extreme anxiety. I thought I was going to die. I was given Temazepan for sleep. Just started Lexapro and am dizzy, tired all day, diarrhea on third day and upset stomach. It's hard to deal with, but I have to get rid of this anxiety. I hope you're feeling better soon.

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