A 79-year-old male asked:
taking lexapro, (escitalopram) post-heart attack, for 6 yrs. weaned off. last pill taken june 20. now has swelling in legs and severe anxiety. could these be related?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Pamela Pappas answered
41 years experience Psychiatry
2 different issues: Issue #1: the leg swelling is most likely unrelated to lexapro, (escitalopram) but very possible with heart issues. Please work with your cardiologist on this. Issue #2: someone tapering off Lexapro (escitalopram) could also have their previous anxiety symptoms return. Please discuss with psychiatrist once #1 is dealt with.
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Swelling: Recommend checking with your cardiologist first.
Answered on Jul 8, 2013
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