Hi, I am on Lexapro and have noticed some side affects. When I get up sometimes I get pains in my head and my vision goes bad, to a point where I have fallen over. The only time I had diarrhea is when to eating with my medicine. I use to be a great eater but it seems my appetite is not as good. But the most troubled problem I have is like a lack of emotional pain. I noticed it after my friend had ended his own life, I cried and cried but it is like I couldn't feel the pain or sadness. But yet I still cried a lot. For me I can't get off of antidepressants, without it I could not function properly. I also have been feeling a bit tired. On my bottle of it, it says it may cause drowsiness. I have been dating someone, but I can't figure out if I feel the same way toward them as they do to me. Can this differ for age? Not really sure what to do with my side affects. I have been on it for about two years and recently upped it to 20
This is a personal decision for you. You have to weigh the pros and cons of how you feel on Lexapro. Some people feel that their emotions are dulled or what I heard as zombified. You can also go back down in dose with your doctors permission to see if it helps how you are feeling. If it does not help you have a choice of slowly tapering off and see how you do or switch to something else. Talk to your doctor about your options.
I'm getting the same side effect I started taking 5 mg 5 days ago. I was off lexapro for about a week bc I was trying Paxil but didn't like how it made me feel so dr said to go back on lexapro. Now head is feeing funny, i feel loopy. Hoping this stops soo it's not helping my anxiety
Side effects including increaseed anxiety from all antidepressants are common if you're sensitive but
generally only last a few days to a couple of weeks.
It usually takes some 4 ~ 6 weeks to feel the full benefits of the medication. It's worth some patience and the wait as antidepressants do not give instance relief like taking an aspirin would.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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