I'm on day 3 of 5mg Lexapro and have never taken an SSRI before. I am having light headedness (worse on day 1 and getting better), fatigue (taking 2 naps in addition to sleeping all night for about 10-11 hrs sleep), heart rate drop (resting is now 60-70 instead of my normal 90-100), and most disturbing is the burning skin. Last night I got suddenly light headed and my chest started burning a little and also in one of my arms. Then today all of a sudden it felt like someone was burning the skin on my chest, neck, arms, legs, feet, etc. It was very painful. I see people have hot flashes with Lexapro, but I didn't think a hot flash would be this "severe" or painful. Anyone have a similar experience?
I'm trying to decide now whether to run from SSRIs, drop my dose to 2.5mg, or keep fighting the fight.