I started taking Lexapro and I’m having burning sensations. Is this normal?
- 7 Nov 2017 by Efb2514
- 19 September 2018 (6 days ago)
- buspar, lexapro, anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, burning
Hi, I was put on 10 mg of Lexapro and 5 mg of Buspar Thursday. Made me feel off so I took 5 mg of Lexapro and 2.5 of Buspar Friday and Saturday... It was/is causing burning sensations throughout my body. Legs cramp. I feel lightheaded and very anxious. Chest feels heavy at times. Has anyone experienced these burning sensations taking this? My PCP also put me on Paxil Oct. 20th. Took it that one day. Ended up in the ER because I was sure I was having heart attack. Did EKG, Holter monitor, cardiac profile(blood work) standard blood work. Everything came back normal.
Now day 3 of not taking Lexapro or Buspar, can’t(scared to fall asleep). Still feel like my face, arms, legs are on fire at times.
I was just starting to feel better after being off Paxil, now I feel like I’m back to square one. My doctor of 15 years is at his wits end as to help me.
He also put me on .5 mg of Xanax to take as needed but I don’t care to take it.
I used to be subscribed 1 mg Klonopin 3x day. Two was enough. I had episodes, but was not at this state I’m in now.
Someone... Anyone... please help me to understand this. Am I crazy like everyone thinks and these “side effects” are all in my head? This burning sensations and leg cramps are making my anxiety worse. I just want to feel normal again
Efb; First you are not in any way going crazy. one of the side effects of Lexapro is that burning feeling here is what I copied and well paste for you ((( burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings )))) And as far as the Buspar that one should be fine it lists nothing like your asking. it is more for the anxiety but please remember when you first start the Buspar it can give you some increase in anxiety. But this goes away So let your doctor know to check the Lexapro it is uncommon but you have it and see what would replace it Now if the Paxil was working why did you stop that one. So maybe ask for that or something more similar. This should work let the doctor go from there and if still problems. You may seriously think of seeing a Psychiatrist that have many of these medication known much better than our GP. please feel free to write back if you have other questions.
Hi ebf. I am not a medical professional by any means but wanted to let you know you are not alone on the burning sensation; I also drew that short straw with Lexapro. Did your burning go away?
I was prescribed 10mg Lexapro for postpartum issues. Having never taken SSRI before I took a 5mg first night with no issue , then 10mg second night... 3 hours later my body felt like it was on fire from waist up. I stopped taking the meds and haven’t taken any since. Over the course of next 10 days it localized to chest/neck/head and lessened each day and then actually disappeared for over a week. It just returned 3 days ago
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