1st day taking it and ended up in ER with severe nausea heart racing blown pupils pouring sweat weak shaky heavy limbs day 4 in now and 2 more attacks but not as bad thought it was supposed to help?
I can certainly relate to what happened to you ! I also ended up in the ER with a severe panic attack ... after trying to taper off the Lexapro and then going back on at 5 milligrams ... from there I had many of the same scary issues ... rapid heart beat (which I was sent to a cardiologist for), over 2 months of nausea and shaking & jitters and milder panic episodes ... I immediately again started tapering off as I did not know if all this was from the tapering off or the going back on ... I thought the nausea would never stop ! I am finally down to 2.5 Milligrams and only have the jitters and occasionally feel like I might start a panic attack ... but doing pretty good! I am ready to start my next phase of the taper tomorrow and a little nervous about it . I hope it helps you to know that these side effects happen to others ... personally I just want off this medication ... I have tried for over 13 years to stop the antidepressants which I was put on for anxiety ... I have never been able to make it through the tapering ! To me your reaction seems to be very severe I would talk to your doctor asap ... It has been my experience that my doctor does not really understand the side effects off these medication ... I will say I did fine on Lexapro for 2 years and did not have any issues when I first started but I had switched from Celexa to Lexapro ( due to a tremor ). I have always wanted off the medications because of weight gain , tremor , and sexual side effects. I hope you start doing better soon or find a different medication that will work for you ! Good luck and hope it helps to know you are not alone ... I found great relief to read that others had the same experience ... as at times I thought I was loosing mind from all those scary issues. Good luck and keep posting ... it helps others!
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