Aa
A
A
Close
Blank
1448936 tn?1363209946
lexapro is not for me!
I took my first pill today and got the worst panic attack I've had in months. I can't stop shaking or pacing, I'm hot and nauseous my mouth is completely dry. Its awful. I think I'm goiing to stick with therapy and xanax as needed. Can one lexapro pill really do this or am I just getting myself anxious about taking the pill??
Cancel
4 Answers
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Those are the side effects to the lexapro.I recently about nine days ago started takeing it to 10mg.The first day great and the second day at work i freaked out.I had the worst attack ever to.I was not to ok the third day eigther.But,thank goodness i have adavan to help calm my nerves.So if u have something to take the egde off that will help.Plus they say takes four to six weeks to start feeling the effects of it.Maybe the good effects when it starts working.I still have anxiety that has not yet stopped but,Just hang in their hopefully u and i will see a change soon.Good Luck.Keep me posted.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1450085 tn?1298945302
unfortunately that is a side effect of the SSRI's. your doctor should have prescribed you a benzo like ativan or klonopin to go with the ssri. mine just put me on Pristiq and clonazepam becuase he told me things will get worse before they can get better....but they will get better!!! :)
Comment
Cancel
1450085 tn?1298945302
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1448936 tn?1363209946
I think I'm going to just throw it away. Its making me feel worse than before and that's dumb. I have xanax that I take sparingly when I really need it. I'm really antimeds and went against my better judgement with this stuff. I've gotten over my anxiety without meds before so I know I can do it again. I just suffered a traumatic loss in january and that's when the panic started to flare up again. So I'm going to stick with therapy and say no to the meds. I'm sure its easier with meds but I think it'll be better for me in the long run to do without.
Comment
Cancel
1448936 tn?1363209946
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
when i was on lexapro i had panic attacks for 2 weeks straight.Cuz they told me it would take 2 to 4 weeks and that time they never even told me about xanax or even tried to offer to me but that lexapro i thought i was dying everyday couldn't sleep or eat at all.But 2 weeks was enough of that crazy panic .Sorry i don't have a good thing to say about lexapro i too am very sensitive to anti meds tried 4 different one's didn't work.but  do still take the xanax as needed and boy do i needed right now.lol..It works so great why can't the anti med feel the same way as xanax.Take care
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
1448936 tn?1363209946
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
4059843 tn?1454481984
Blank
mishymoshymarcy commented on Nighthawk61's status
5 hrs ago
296076 tn?1371338074
Blank
melimeli commented on renae176's status
7 hrs ago
296076 tn?1371338074
Blank
melimeli commented on renae176's status
7 hrs ago
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
358304 tn?1409713092
Blank
na, MO
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
Avatar universal
Blank
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
358304 tn?1409713092
Blank
na, MO
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
Avatar universal
Blank
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank