Lexapro Side Effects

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    Benadams201- 11 months ago - in Lexapro
  2. link Ericabarter
    what is Lexapro
    What is Lexapro? What is it used for?
    Ericabarter- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lexapro
  3. link Lindagdd
    Lindagdd- over a year ago
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. link Dorispro
    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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. link Deedeedeedee
    Deedeedeedee- 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 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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