... taking it and had to stop because they got so bad. Unfortunately, they are still occurring even though I have been off the drug for almost 3 months. Has anyone else had this experience? I am sure the palpitations are not anxiety related.
Hi, alpha! Palpitations CAN be a rare side effect of Lexapro, but Lexapro's half life would have it cleared from your system within a week at the most.
If you're sure it's not due to anxiety you might consider contacting your doctor for a diagnostic work-up.
Best regards and I hope you feel better soon. Wildcat
I know from my own experience while taking Lexapro that it does in fact cause palpitations even several months after I stopped taking it. I did notice that candy including chocolate and caffeine products also contribute to the palpitations. I don't know if you use these products but if so, try to lessen the intake and see if you notice a difference. If you have anxiety, that too will cause palpitations. It certainly can't hurt to talk to your Dr about this. Good luck.
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