I can’t take much more of this! Help
Hi, 1 Gamma! Although most people don't experience more than minor sides effects when starting any antidepressant, some people do and they are considered "normal" effects to be expected in a few people. How long have you been taking Lexapro? These side effects generally last just a few days to several weeks... and they get better day by day.
"Common (1% to 10%): Abnormal dreams, agitation, anxiety, nervousness, restlessness
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abnormal thinking, aggravated depression, aggravated restlessness, depression, emotional lability, excitability, feeling unreal, forgetfulness, hypomania, paranoia, irritability, jitteriness."
"Side effects have been reported to be generally mild and transient. They are most common during the first 2 weeks of treatment and decrease in intensity and frequency with continued treatment. They generally do not lead to treatment cessation."
What dose are you taking? Perhaps your doctor could adjust your dosage until your metabolism better adjusts to the drug. Try to be patient and positive. This won't last much longer... and certainly not forever!
Best regards, Wildcat
Hi 1 Gamma, I am currently taking escitalopram 20 mg (Lexapro}. I took it for a long time and gave up because it wasn't working for me. Whatever you do DO NOT STOP THIS MED YOU WILL HAVE WORSE PROBLEMS THAN WHEN YOU STARTED. I LEARNED THAT THE HARD WAY FROM MANY PSYCH MED. I MUST HAVE BEEN ON ABOUT 40 DIFFERENT ONES SINCE I WAS 16 AND NOW I AM 30. The best thing to do is keep taking it until you see your doctor. As a patient you have the right to tell your doctor, hey this med is not working. I need a change. everyone reacts differently to different meds. I always had this problem with many of my meds, so you are not alone. so make an appointment or wait until your next one and tell him/her you need a change. Hope i helped. Good luck to you.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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