I've been experiencing stomach pain after I took this pill at night so I've started to take it with dinner to help. I also still have the stomach ache throughout the day but when I wake up in the morning I am extremely nauseous and shaky. To the point where the day is hard to get through. Not sure if I should stick with it due to these side effects already affecting my life. I am only on day 5 of this medication so I am trying to be hopeful that it may go away.
Hello! I am currently on my 3rd week of lexapro. I had the same exact symptoms as you when I first started. The very first pill I took made me feel mildly nauseous and then the next week or so I woke up in the middle of the night sweating and nauseous. I am past that. I was asking questions on this site just like you when I first started. Please continue taking the lexapro. I promise you the symptoms go away! They did for me and I'm starting to feel the benefits of the medication. The symptoms are the worst part (and they aren't even that bad) you can do it. Things that helped me through the nauseousness was ginger gum, ginger ale, sea bands, peppermint gum, and light toast eating. I hope you feel better soon!
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