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Can Lexapro Cause Muscle Twitches?

I have been on Lexapro for 3 weeks and the last week I have been experiencing muscle spasms and twitches (whatever they are called). It does not hurt but it is really annoying, they are all over my body from my toes to my face. I hope it is the medication doing it......Has anyone else heard of antidepressants causing muscle twitches as a side effect?  
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585414 tn?1288944902
Yes they can cause temporary movement disorders such as akathesia or dystonia. Those are not dangerous but can be uncomfortable and can be treated with a side effect pill. Speak to your psychiatrist about this.
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It also might be treatable with magnesium supplements -- ssris often interfere with magnesium metabolism, and sometimes cause muscle cramps, twitches, etc.  Magnesium citrate is a good form if that's what's needed.
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1154945 tn?1262242545
When I was on Celexa, a sister of Lexapro, I would get ticks and switches. It eventually went away once I was fully on the medicine.
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I take Lexapro and I experience uncontrolled twitches in my face, especially when I am nervous or concentrating.
It is annoying.  
Are these permanent?

Please help!!!
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