Anyone on or tried Lexapro? - page 2

Can you please tell me any side effects you had? Did it work for you? What mg were you on? I'm supposed to start 10mg a day. I'm waiting until after I work this weekend(I only work every other... Read More

  1. by   NicInNC
    I'm only on day 3 and feel AWFUL. I've still got the dry heaves. I've been having stomach pain, I can't concentrate and I wheeze something terrible. I woke up throughout the night last night feeling like I was going to have an asthma attack. I haven't had problems with asthma in over 3 years and when I DID, it was just from bronchitis.

    I'm calling my doctor today.
  2. by   doobiedo
    I was on Lexapro 10mg for almost 2 years and recently switched to Effexor as the Lexapro was not working for the depression & anxiety anymore.
    I took it at night because of feeling sleepy. I initally experienced jaw clenching which can happen occasionally with SSRI's but that went away after a few weeks. Never had nausea and unfortunately it appeared to increase my appetite more then anything. My doctor said I did not need to wean myself off of Lexapro because I went to another similar type drug.

    I started on Celexa when I was first diagnosed but did not tolerate that at all...sleeping all the time....even though Lexapro is related to Celexa (same base only a different salt) I was amazed at the difference in experiences between the two drugs
    Eveyone reacts differently to drugs and you may have a good experience and if not talk with the doctor and try something else.

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