I was put on lexapro 6 days ago by my PD for anxiety. I have also been on Xanax 1MG XR for 10 days. I took 5mg Lexapro for 4 days. Each day I felt very anxious, as if I had 20 cups of coffee, I had a difficult time focusing and I felt like I was in a complete fog or intoxicated. Needless to say, this was horrifying and I quit taking it after 4 days.
1 day after I quit taking the drug a very scary incident occured. I was typing on my laptop and watching TV, when I felt a sensation on the back right side of my head and I completely blanked out for a brief second and it took a second to get oriented. I also felt a hot snsation in my chest.
I went to the ER, they did all the blood tests, CT-SCAN, EKG, etc and everything was normal. They have scheduled an EEG to make sure eveyrthing is ok, but they think it may be a reaction or withdrawl effect to the Lexapro or a mild seizure (which they doubt).
I am not going to take another SSRI again, they scare the heck out of me.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I would appreciate any feedback as I'm a bit scared.