... and I felt very nauseous the whole time. The first two nights I took it at night but the nausea won’t let me sleep. Today I took it around 2 pm and I was nauseous all day. Is it safe to stop taking it? I guess this pill is not for everyone? Help.
You have not taken it for a long period of time therefore it has not build up in your system so yes, you can discontinue the use of it.
Do inform your Dr..
You are not alone! Many people have mild and transient side effects when first starting antidepressant/anxiolytics:
"Very common (10% or more of users): Nausea (up to 18.3%)"
Side effects generally resolve within just days to a week or so.
You might want to talk with your doctor because a lower initial dose might minimize or eliminate any side effects. Also, your doctor or pharmacist can recommend OTC remedies for the nausea.
I only say this because Lexapro is an excellent choice for both depression and anxiety disorders.
I'm so sorry you are having bad side effects - you don't need that on top of depression and anxiety you are feeling. I do know that I was very reluctant to take this medicine but it has proven to help me so much. I have taken it for 2 years now and very happy with the calmness it gives me but not zombies effect. I remember in the beginning when I took it that my feelings of anxiety and depression elevated and that was the scariest time ever for me! it took about 2 weeks, and then it was fine. I'm not sure what would cause your nausea. I do take it in the morning every day on an empty stomach and its fine. I wouldn't give up just yet though - you might miss out on feeling better. good luck xo
I discontinued use after taking only one dose of 10mg. I also had nausea *& vomiting* as well as multiple other side effects. I chose not to take any alternative anxiety/antidepressants, but consult with your doctor to see what he/she may suggest. I'm sorry you're experiencing this on top of you already dealing with anxiety/depression.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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