day 4 of lexapro and i am having tingling and a weird sensation in both arms. i have had the same feeling in my legs, has anyone else had this effect and does it or did it go away? i have never had anything like this before, so i know it has to be related to the lexapro. the dr said its not a dangerous side effect and to stick with the medication, but i am a little worried. thanks for your thoughts
21 Jul 2012
Hello mamaoftwo, & welcome to the site. I agree with Pledge on his answer. First of all is it your PCP that is prescribing this med? If so, If it were me I would consider a psychiatrist for any of these type of medications. PCP's are great for you every day illnesses, but unless his degree include medicine for depreasion & other mental disease, he is not really qualified to be prescibing you these meds. I am giving you the link below to read about Lexapro. The symptoms you describe sound like muscle problems & shold be addressed right away. It may not be a dangerous side effect, but then who really knows what is dangerous for one, maybe mild for another. At any rate, there are plenty of different drugs to try that may not carry any side effects. I wish you the best & have a great weekend...
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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