I am being treated for adrenal fatigue and thyroid insufficiency. I have food allergies, and the lexapro allows me to eat more food without anxiety, or as much anxiety. I have had two pregnancies successfully with lexapro, I have lost two babies one on lexapro and one off at midterm, due to the anxiety and adrenal issues. I have three kids with food allergies and ADD, two of which could be attributed to lexapro I can see, one maybe seizure oriented, with spaciness. However, food allergy diet seems to assist them a lot. Am I running risks to be on five mg, or should I wean already, can I wait a month or two? I feel I am resting a lot easier and I have to basically be resting all the time with the adrenal fatigue. Can lexapro actually make adrenals worse, or is it true it is helping?
I am 14 weeks pregnant and on 5 mg of lexapro. Am I OK or should I wean now?
- 7 Dec 2010 by merryme.bd
- 8 Dec 2010
- lexapro, allergies, thyroid disease, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, pregnancy, fatigue
Added 7 Dec 2010:
I think I'm asking, is it OK to be on 5 mg, how much is too much, since I have felt so much less anxious about resting and being in bed resting all the time. I am getting better a little with adrenals, but am I putting baby at risk?
Escitalopram may cause harm to the fetus if it is used during the last 3 months of pregnancy. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Escitalopram while you are pregnant. Escitalopram is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Escitalopram
Lexapro is a pregnancy category C. Meaning that in animal studies it has shown some harm to the fetus, but has not been studied in pregnant humans. This question would be best answered by your prenatal healthcare provider, especially if you have 2nd thoughts about the medication because you suspect that it has already harmed one of your children by taking it during pregnancy. You and your dr need to talk about whether or not the benefits of the medication outweigh the risks to your unborn child. But with any antidepressants I would avoid them in the last trimester of your pregnancy because that is most likely when the most damage could be done.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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