Anyone experience anger with Lexapro?
- 13 Jun 2013 by yegshimesh
- 18 days ago
- lexapro, luvox, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, side effect, anger
I recently switched from Luvox 100mg to Lexapro 20mg and have noticed that I get angry at some of the smallest things. I've been on this for 2 weeks now and not sure if it's a side effect or just that my does is too high?
Anyone have the same experience?
Hello yegshimesh... You are not alone... I have been on lexapro for 4yrs now, and at first i was very spaced out, then started to get angry, for no reason at all... The silliest little things would set me off n i would explode... My partner actually stayed with his parents for a week because he couldn't handle my outbursts... I can honestly say from my own experience, that it does get better... Lexapro has changed my life completely, and i couldn't imagine living without it... Take each day one at a time, remember to breath, and life will get easier... :) let me know how you go, i hope i have helped in some way...
You are definitely not alone! I have been on this medication since Feb. 2013, and I have been irritable and short tempered ever since. When I first got on this medication, I wanted off immediately because it caused me a roller coaster of emotions that were not normal for me, such as crying and suicidal thoughts, but my therapist urged me to give it more time. Eventually I stopped having the suicidal thoughts and crying spells, but I am constantly grouchy and very short tempered with anyone who pisses me off (which is just about everyone). I am on the max allowable dose, still depressed, and can't stand how bitchy I am all the time. I spoke with my therapist earlier today, about the irritability I am experiencing, and he thinks it's just life, but I personally think this medication isn't working for me the way it's meant to work for depression. If it's going to work for you, I think you'll know within the first month.
I switched from effexor to 10mg of Lexapro a month ago and I feel angry all the time. I fly off the handle at the smallest things and I stay in a bad mood. I hope it changes soon or I will be back at the doctor for a new medication. My doctor did say it would take about two months before I feel the full effect of the medicine. I sure hope she's right.
Yes! I came here looking for the same. I went from crying alot to being angry when im not happy. Im not sure which emotion is better.
I was glad to find this post. I have been on the generic form of Lexapro for just over a year. It's helped a lot with my anxiety and depression, but I instantly noticed an uptick in my anger. In the past, if someone cut me off in traffic, I would be a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10. Now, it might be a 4, and the anger seems to linger even longer. I feel like it's getting worse. I revisit my doctor in 3 months, and I might see if some changes can be made. I hate feeling like this.
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