I have been on Lexapro 20 mg for three weeks and have been experiencing very bad gas. I was previously on Zoloft for over 6 months and it was not working for me. I feel little to no different on this medication, except for bad gas and I am highly agitated quite easily.
"Common (1% to 10% of users): Abdominal pain, constipation, dry mouth, dyspepsia, FLATULENCE, indigestion "Common (1% to 10% of users): Abnormal dreams, AGITATION, anxiety, nervousness, restlessness"
"Some side effects of escitalopram may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine."
"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."
" Sleep, energy, or appetite may show some improvement within the first 1-2 weeks. Improvement in these physical symptoms can be an important early signal that the medication is working. Depressed mood, anxiety, and lack of interest in activities may need up to 6-8 weeks to fully improve.
Escitalopram (Lexapro) | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness"
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