Lexapro Side Effects

Side effects and experiences with Lexapro by users like you. Post Yours Now.
  1. link Ericabarter
    what is Lexapro
    What is Lexapro? What is it used for?
    Ericabarter- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lexapro
  2. link Lindagdd
    sfg
    Lindagdd- over a year ago
  3. link Justamom1
    Lexapro increased appetite, antidepressant drug, weight gain, depression, drugs
    Does anyone else notice a highly increased appetite with Lexapro? I think that it is a good antidepressant drug, but at what cost? I think most of these newer, cleaner, drugs for depression are causing to much of an increased appetite which causes a - 7% more...
    Justamom1- over a year ago - 8 Replies - in Lexapro
  4. link Ufgatormom
    I started Lexapro 2 weeks ago and my irritability is much much better and anxiety decreased but I am always hungry. My stomach hardly ever growls but it growls all the time on Lexapro. I cannot seem to be satisfied with my diet. Very strange. I took - 48% more...
    Ufgatormom- over a year ago
  5. link Humble
    My appetite also increased almost instantly. My doctor told me it was because I wasn't depressed anymore and had a normal appetite. Seeing so many post that had the same as me, I knew it was the meds. When I finally felt I could I tapered off. I quit - 67% more...
    Humble- over a year ago
  6. link Userkb
    I have been on Lexapro for 2-3 months, and my appetite increased to where I gained 15+ pounds! I didn't realize until lately that I am eating much more often, and never satisfied. My Dr. confirmed that it could increase appetite, so lowered it from 2 - 33% more...
    Userkb- over a year ago
  7. link Nell000
    Lexapro lamictal
    just about to start on lexapro 20mg along with my lamictal etc let you know how it goes nell000
    Nell000- over a year ago - in Lexapro
  8. link Dorispro
    Differances
    What is the differences in Lexapro and Wellburtin SR? I was told it is unusual I take both.
    Dorispro- over a year ago - in Lexapro
  9. link Eugenia_n
    Lexapro anxious feelings, dizzy spells, ocd, fourth year, weight gain
    I was prescribed Lexapro to deal with OCD, at 20 MG's a day. I took it for 3 1/2 years and going into the fourth year I was absolutely done with this medicine. Thinking about it now, I am surprised I stuck with it that long. While it did make me rela - 66% more...
    Eugenia_n- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lexapro
  10. link Jen1976
    I started on Lexapro 3 years ago when my husband was KIA in Iraq. Seemed to help at first, but like you I got to the point where I just "didn't care". I have always been an emotional person and going from that to feeling nothing at all was - 62% more...
    Jen1976- over a year ago
  11. link Hmattingly
    Lexapro katrina, postings, hurricane, lifetime, mid 50s
    My son, who is 8, has just been prescribed Lexapro. He's only been on it for 2 weeks and is taking only 5mgs. He was diagnosed with depression. The first four days were wonderful. I had my sweet, loving boy back. Since then, a lot of "crap" - 67% more...
    Hmattingly- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Lexapro
  12. link Deedeedeedee
    WATCH OUT!!!!!!!! ALL THOSE ARE SIDE EFFECTS!!! THEY MAY TURN INTO CHRONIC SINUSITIS, CHRONIC SORE THROATS, CHRONIC GERDS, CHRONIC UNAME IT INTESTINALLY. I KNOW, WE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY TEEN, AS WELL AS MYSELF!! WE DID FINALLY MANAGE TO OVERC - 83% more...
    Deedeedeedee- over a year ago
  13. link Ratkos
    How about not giving your CHILD these dangerous effin drugs in the first place? I would never put my child on any of these drugs!
    Ratkos- over a year ago
  14. link Ratkos
    How about not giving your CHILD these dangerous effin drugs in the first place? I would never put my child on any of these drugs!
    Ratkos- over a year ago
  15. link 2flamingos
    Lexapro firm believer, meds, chemicals
    I am a 54 year old male, and have been on Lexapro for several years now. It has helped me immensely. The folks I work with are sooo glad I have it. I have experienced several of the side effects listed, but cannot attribute them exclusively to Lexapr - 67% more...
    2flamingos- over a year ago - in Lexapro
  16. link Lcudaback
    Lexapro seizure meds, extreme mood swings, anti depressants, mclean hospital, elavil
    Once I stopped taking the Effexor XR, I started in with the Lexapro. That one lasted about three months and I quite taking it myself (not recommended). Besides the other side effects others had listed my main concern was aggression. While taking this - 65% more...
    Lcudaback- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lexapro
  17. link Avathecat
    If you are bipolar, which I believe you stated you should not be on any anti-depressants. They will drive your mania and make you feel out of control. Believe me, I went through the same thing with elavil. I knew something was really wrong because of - 75% more...
    Avathecat- over a year ago
  18. link Freshrose
    Lexapro strange side effects, yoga meditation, diarhea, thin hair, positive thinking
    I started taking 5 mg of Lexapro for anxiety starting January 2010. I had some strange side effects at first, like extreme hunger, nothing big. Within 2 months I noticed I was losing huge chunks of hair in the shower. I already have very fine, thin h - 77% more...
    Freshrose- over a year ago - in Lexapro
  19. link Journalistonpharma
    Seeking to interview Lexapro users
    I am a journalist for Bloomberg News, seeking to interview current users of Lexapro. If you are interested, please contact me at my email address: jdrucker4 (at) Bloomberg.net. I am happy to provide more detail about my article over the phone and you - 30% more...
    Journalistonpharma- over a year ago - in Lexapro
  20. link Tstrohl
    Lexapro tendinous, moods, meds, elbows, joints
    I have been on Lexapro for about a 1 1/2 yrs. It started out great and I am not one to take pills, actually hate taking any meds but I needed to for my anxiety. I have gained about 25 pounds from being on it, just great! I already disliked how I look - 60% more...
    Tstrohl- over a year ago - in Lexapro
  21. link Libbyannes
    Lexapro taking drugs, common people, sex drive, empathy, prozac
    it caused a robotic personality in my husband. he had no empathy and no sex drive. he had cheated on me with a woman who was on prozac herself. I guess they tired of taking drugs together and became bored - no sex, nothing in common. people need to d - 48% more...
    Libbyannes- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Lexapro
  22. link Echoroc
    Wow - maybe your husband cheated on you because you're a wretched harpy and he couldn't stand you!
    Echoroc- over a year ago
  23. link Jbrody845
    Lexapro hot flashes, vengeance
    I was taking lexapro for about a year, I was about 60 at the time, and having lots of hot flashes prior to taking it. When I took it they disappeared. Several years later, I decided to go off the lexapro, not an easy thing, and the hot flashes reappe - 30% more...
    Jbrody845- over a year ago - in Lexapro
  24. link Mcan0024
    Lexapro anxiety attacks, exersice, weight gain, fast food, meds
    I have been on lexapro for over a year now. I love it. It's way better. Less anxiety attacks and I have had no weight gain until recently but im not gonna blame the meds. I was eating fast food and drinking pop everyday. I'm starting to get older im - 29% more...
    Mcan0024- over a year ago - in Lexapro
  25. link Lowram
    Lexapro calf muscle, cramp, legs
    This was my second day taking lexapro 20mg. I was laying in bed and began to masturbate. When I was ready to climax I had to try harder and my legs began to cramp. First it was the left calf muscle, then the right one was more intense. I could hold m - 33% more...
    Lowram- over a year ago - in Lexapro
  26. link Tnh42480
    Lexapro anxiety panic attacks, cold flashes, inappropriate times, horrible experience, withdrawls
    I just HAVE to add my story here!! I was on Lexapro 20mg for 2yrs. All was pretty well. It somewhat controlled my anxiety & panic attacks (I have GAD) and it helped stabilize my moods (I am Bipolar), BUT I DIDN'T like that it made it to where I c - 84% more...
    Tnh42480- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Lexapro
  27. link Stratwife07
    How many mg were you taking. I am taking 20mg and have tried to ween off of them. I was absolutely miserable and dizzy. Brain zaps like crazy. I want to go off of them but HATE the withdrawl symptoms.
    Stratwife07- over a year ago
  28. link Nicolecooper
    Lexapro weight gain, metabolism, hunger, stomach, st john s wort
    I am curious about weight gain with this drug. I started taking it in Jan. of 08 and I felt like my metabolism just stopped....my stomach stopped growling but I did still feel slight hunger. I don't know if it's because I had just turned 30 and my me - 53% more...
    Nicolecooper- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lexapro
  29. link Leetay7
    I was on Lexapro for almost 2 years, the doctor just took me off because I gained close to 30 pounds. I worked out, ate healthy and nothing. He put me on Wellbutrin two weeks ago but not sure about it quite yet. Although I have already lost 5lbs. Jus - 27% more...
    Leetay7- over a year ago
  30. link Elph11
    Lexapro life parenting, racing heart, cymbalta, zaps, concerta
    Lexapro is the only antidepressant I have been able to take without significant nausea. I tried zoloft, wellbutrin, cymbalta -- all with a lot of nausea that did not subside over time. With Lexapro I have no nausea. My sex drive is a little lower, bu - 80% more...
    Elph11- over a year ago - in Lexapro
  31. link Hmattingly
    Aching Bones?
    Anyone have aches in their bones (feels a bit like the flu) with this drug? I've been on 20 mgs for a little over a month now. I love the renewed energy I feel, but the aching bones are ANNOYING! Not sure if it's from this drug. I was on Zoloft for a - 49% more...
    Hmattingly- over a year ago - in Lexapro