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?
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.
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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