I was just wondering becuase I am on day 1 of lexapro and I already feel like I am going to vomit.I know that anti-deppresants give you some adverse side effects but should it be happening this soon??
27 Apr 2011
Headache and nausea are common side effects of Lexapro and yes could occur after just one dose. This will probably subside in a week or so. If it becomes intolerable then notify the doctor. Try taking the medication with a small amount of food to curtail the nausea. Good luck on the new med,
27 Apr 2011
Hello arcanoidcyst16. I was on lexapro some time ago. Curious, as to your dose. Did your doctor begin you with 10mg, 20mg or higher? My dose, when on it was 30mg. I've not had the nausea, or headaches. Guessing, it might be a drug interaction going on. You know, other medications can do things to our bodies. I'd keep an eye on how you're reacting and let your dr. know, don't let it go on to long. It might be serious. And might not be at all. It might be an allergic reaction. Best of wishes to you and I do hope you feel better soon.
28 Apr 2011
I'm not a doctor, and don't pretend to be. However, I've had my own round of Lexapro; and one of its side effects is that it can cause headaches. Since I already have migraines with my fibromyalgia, my Family Doctor was not afraid to try it on me. For me, it worked fine; but like we say with people that have fibromyalgia, everybody is different. I'm allergic to a lot of meds that most people can take. I'd venture a guess, that you are probably allergic to Lexapro; because a headache like that the first time you take it should not be happening. I'd highly recommend that you get in touch with your doctor, and let him/her know what's happening with you. Maybe, they might have samples of something else that you CAN take. Good luck! :)
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