One of the major side effects I had was dizziness. But that was the second time I'd been on Lexapro. The first time I started taking it was because I was had been taking the DepoProvera shot for almost 2 years which not only made me gain weight (60 pounds) but, it messed up my state of mind. I was just MEAN. I made my 2 year old cry for saying "nakkin" instead of "napkin". Not a pretty site. The first time I started taking lexapro; I had a continuous dull headache for about a week until my body got used to it. I took it for a year. I lost weight and was a Much happier person. I was off it for about 2 years before I decided to go back on it. I had Gained weight again and I wasn't handling stress very well. It helped...but, i noticed it wasn't working as well as it had the first time. I took it for about 6 months....then the rx expired and i was off it for 1-1/2 weeks. My head was very swimmy & dizzy at times. Also, I was very emotional and short-tempered. My doctor refilled at my yearly check up ... but this time we took it to 20mg...now I've noticed it's working like it did the first time I took it. I'm a happier person and I'm not just eating for something to do. I actually listen to whether or not my body is hungry. Sorry to be so long and drawn out...but I wanted to post my experience. Hope this helps.
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