I just started taking lexapro (5mg) for anxiety and problems with my moods and lack of motivation. The first day I started getting a weird sensation in the back of legs that spread to all of my lower legs, they felt kind of numb or tingling like when they are falling asleep, but I was up and walking around doing laundry. Has anyone else experienced this side effect before? This has never happened to me, so I know its from the lexapro. Thanks
18 Jul 2012
Hello mamaoftwo. I agree with Key. I also was on Lexapro (30mg) for some time and never reacted to the drug as you have. I read up and the closet side effect that comes close, all be it remote are tremors. And its considered to be a rare one effecting less than 1% of users. As Key suggested talk to your doctor for it could be a allergic reaction to the drug. Will not be a first time, it happens frequently that a person has a unexplainable or unusual side effect. Regards, pledge
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I have been taking 10mg Lexapro since 2007 and I weaned myself off slowly with no bad side effects. After 3 weeks of being off the Lexapro, I got mad ...
5 answers • 14 Oct 2011
... of the side effects I have read about irritability, anxiety, dizziness, tingling feelings, confusion, headaches, insomnia, and tiredness. I ...
4 answers • 14 Oct 2011
I have been experiencing this strange sensation in my left leg - the best way I can describe is, this tingling dull electric shock running from my ...
2 answers • 11 Mar 2012