I was on 10 mg lexapro for 6 days and have now been off of it for 6 days so I know it's pretty much out of my system. I had every horrible reaction to it that you could imagine but am troubled by a few lingering issues - no period this month (definitely not pregnant), low libido (was always really good) and sleeping problems. I still take .5mg of lorazepam as needed, mainly at night with 6mg of melatonin for sleep so I'm not sure if this is adding to my situation. I am in counseling and feel more like myself in every other way than I have in months. Had some intense, short-term anxiety that I'm working my way through. Appreciate any insight/advice/experience with the period changes and libido issues. I want my full life back! :)
6 months ago I was in the exact same situation you are in now. I actually only took Lexapro for 3 days and it was such a horrific experience. I didn't sleep for almost 3 days and had what felt like a a urinary tract infection but without pain, I just needed to urinate all the time. Plus headache, nausea etc.
Honestly it took around 2 to 3 weeks for me to feel completely back to normal. My libido went back to normal (Thank God!). I can't remember if I had any issues with my menstrual cycle though. My doctor then put me on Cymbalta and I've been doing great, really minimal side effects.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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