How long could it take to rid the side effects of Lexapro?
My doctor gave me a 3 week supply of Lexapro on Jan. 15th, 2009 because she thought that anxiety was the cause for my uncontrollable blood pressure, but it did not lower the pressure. I have now been off this terrible drug for 13 days and still have terrible side effects. To give you some history, Sept. 2008, I went into the hospital with chest pains, spent the night with all the tests and ruled out a heart attack. Since childhood, I have always had moderate blood pressure but have been on meds for the past 7 years. Since my hospital stay in Sept., my blood pressure has been difficult to control. Current meds I am on are Enalipril, Zolpiden, Aspirin, Fish Oil, and a Multi-Vitimin (stopped taking Coreg). Blood pressure has been stable since Feb. 3rd due to increase dosage of Enalipril. On Jan. 15th, my doctor gave me Lexapro and new problems started. I took 10mg for the first 6 days then went to 5mg/day until Feb. 3rd. The reason for the change was because of severe side effects. Dizziness, tremors, jaw pain, loud ringing in ears, nausea were the main issues. Now being off the med for 13 days, and have been off of work since Feb. 3rd, I continue to have problems. I cannot drive or even ride in a vehicle without getting severe dizziness. This also happens when watching TV when fast movements cross the screen. Tremors throughout the body (very noticeable in the hands), jaw pain (teeth clenching), constant LOUD ringing in ears are the major issues. I won't even begin to mention the many minor issues.
Male, 44 years old, with no phycological issues (UNTIL NOW!!!).