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Would low body temperature cause anxiety? Get attacks every night and take Lexapro (escitalopram) which helps, but doesn't fix the problem. Also have low thyroid.

Would low body temperature cause anxiety? Get attacks every night and take Lexapro (escitalopram) which helps, but doesn't fix the problem. Also have low thyroid.

Possibly: hypothyroidism may contribute to lower body temp or feeling cold, as might a history of anxiety. Interestingly both issues are associated with constriction of blood flow to extremities, increasing the feeling of cold. Suggest discussing symptoms with your provider. Also consider cognitive behavior therapy for panic symptoms as well as visualization activities to increase blood flow to extremities. ...Read more

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Help! . I'm suffering from Lexapro (escitalopram) burning sensation in neck/head. What to do?

Help! . I'm suffering from Lexapro (escitalopram) burning sensation in neck/head. What to do?

Call your prescriber: I think u mean burning sensation in neck / head from Lexapro (escitalopram). It would first need to be established if these ate indeed from Lexapro (escitalopram) or " anxiety " for which Lexapro (escitalopram) may be prescribed. ...Read more

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My psychiatrist took me from 15 mg of Lexapro to 10 mg of celexa. I'm having withdrawl symptoms, jaw clenching, sore neck, etc. I'm also experiencing some depression. How long can I expect these symptoms to last? I knew this would happen as it's like d

My psychiatrist took me from 15 mg of Lexapro to 10 mg of celexa. I'm having withdrawl symptoms, jaw clenching, sore neck, etc. I'm also experiencing some depression. How long can I expect these symptoms to last? I knew this would happen as it's like d

Lexapro/celexa: I don't know the full reason for this change. However, 15 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) equals 30 mg of celexa. The physical effects can take a couple of weeks to clear; however, since you are feeling depressed, you should call your psychiatrist tomorrow. Lexapro (escitalopram) is a derivative of celexa, but not everyone does equally well with a change. Also your dose is lowered, so please make contact soon. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node in my neck could be from lexapro (escitalopram)?

I have a swollen lymph node in my neck could be from lexapro (escitalopram)?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Was not able to find lymphadenopathy listed as a specific potential side effect from Lexapro (escitalopram) use (http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/lexapro-side-effects. Html). ...Read more

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I've been on Lexapro (escitalopram) for 2 weeks and have noticed that every morning I have severe head, jaw, and neck pain on my right side. Is this normal?

Stop Lexapro (escitalopram): Stop taking the Lexapro (escitalopram) for 5 days to see if the pain goes away. If it does restart it to see if the pain returns. If it does contact your Dr to be examined & possibly change your medication. ...Read more

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Ian taking 10mg of lexapro, lately I have been experiencing a stiff neck and headaches, I read you cannot take aleve or Advil, Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not help?

Ian taking 10mg of lexapro, lately I have been experiencing a stiff neck and headaches, I read you cannot take aleve or Advil, Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not help?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Got of lexapro (escitalopram) and therapy a year ago struggling with my fear of dying. Found a lump in neck 3 weeks ago by vein now losing control. What do I do?

Got of lexapro (escitalopram) and therapy a year ago struggling with my fear of dying. Found a lump in neck 3 weeks ago by vein now losing control. What do I do?

Fear of dying.: This is a bad situation for someone who has a fear of dying - finding something on your body that you now think is going to kill you. Chances are that it won't, but you should have this evaluated, just like anyone else would. Get this lump diagnosed properly and go through the proper treatment path, if needed. ...Read more

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Brain fog for the past couple of weeks coupled with dull ache behind both eyes. Stiff neck also. My Lexapro (escitalopram) dose loosing effectiveness? A migraine?

Not a migraine: Could be a cervicogenic headache which is from neck muscles in spasm. You could try a massage of the area or a hot shower playing the spray over the neck area while stretching out the neck muscles. Moist heat or ice packs over the sore neck areas could actually make your head feel better. The brain fog could be a neurological issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a horriable headache sore everywhere esp my neck and jaw horse cough ear ache dizzy tired stomach pain haven't took Lexapro (escitalopram) in 3 days?

Stress: It is a possibility that you have myofacial pain syndrome due to due to the excessive stress. Lexapro (escitalopram) is a great medication to mange the stress. Watch your weight and do some physical activity.
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see an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and possible muscle relaxant rx.
See your psychiatrist for antidepressant medication management. ...Read more

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Which drug is more powerful for G A D, Lexapro (escitalopram) or Remeron. Thanks?

Similar: Lexapro (escitalopram) and Remeron work similarly. Remeron's advantage is it is used at night and improves sleep very rapidly so if there is a sleep problem this may be preferable. ...Read more

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I am on 15mg lexapro (escitalopram).can I reduce to 10mg without weaning. I suffer with G A D.

Yes: Yes you can. However, I would discuss this issue with the person who is helping you with your GAD and let them tell you the best way to manage your medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Which Med is causing me to feel Jittery Lexapro (escitalopram) or Remeron. I am on both for G A D. Thanks?

Dr. Which Med is causing me to feel Jittery Lexapro (escitalopram) or Remeron. I am on both for G A D. Thanks?

Probably neither: More likely underlying anxiety. Standard dose of lexapro (escitalopram) is 20 mg. Mirtazwpine up to 45 mg. Diazepam may be causing rebound anxiety if you have become tolerant. Hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) and remeron for G A D.I am very aggressive. Which Med could cause this. Thanks?

I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) and remeron for G A D.I am very aggressive. Which Med could cause this. Thanks?

Talk to your doctor: Either one alone or the combination of both medications can trigger irritability. Your doctor needs to know about this so appropriate evaluation and treatment recommendations can be made. More information is needed in your case. Similar complaints are found in cases of mood disorders such as Bipolar illness where a mood stabilizer would be appropriate. Hope this helps. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 15mg of remeron with 15mg of Lexapro (escitalopram).I take Lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D?

Yes, logical combos: The newer antidepressants are more specific, meaning target fewer receptors in brain. This make is logical to combine various meds to obtain desired effects. Lexapro (escitalopram) is specific selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Remeron has completely different mechanism that enhances Lexapro (escitalopram)'s serotonin effect while providing sedation for sleep and reducing nausea ...Read more

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I am on Lyrica (pregabalin) lexapro and zispin for G A D.Is it necessary to be on all these. My PHYS ststed that they were o k. Thanks?

Your doc knows best: Your doc already told you, right? And we must assume that he/she is in the best position to give you an answer in your best interest. But if you're not sure then, what you need is a 2nd opinion but that should be done in a CONSULTATION environment not here under such limited constraints of time and space. Much more information needed. Write me @: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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I suffer from G A D.My Dr took me off Lexapro due to Headaches and put me on Lyrica (pregabalin).Will Lyrica (pregabalin) calm me down. Thanks?

I suffer from G A D.My Dr took me off Lexapro due to Headaches and put me on Lyrica (pregabalin).Will Lyrica (pregabalin) calm me down. Thanks?

It depends. Lots: Of people do better on one med or another. The problem is there is no reliable ONE way to know ahead of time. The doc's experience helps, but ultimately you have to do a little trial and error. That takes time and patience. In the meantime, seek out a psychologist to manage your anxiety. Here's a starter reference:

http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page2.html ...Read more

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Just got rx'd Lexapro but havn't started yet. Just read it can cause constipation & I'm worried cuz I had a fissure a few wks ago. It's only 5mg.

Just got rx'd Lexapro but havn't started yet. Just read it can cause constipation & I'm worried cuz I had a fissure a few wks ago. It's only 5mg.

Lexapro side effects: A listed side effect is indeed constipation but occurs in less than 1% of adult patients taking the medication. I would simply increase your fluid intake and perhaps add a fiber supplement just to be safe. I really doubt at that dose you will have any issues though. Good luck ...Read more

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I am on 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 45mg Remeron for G A D.I feel jittery every morning. I am thinking of reducing remeron. Would it be o k Thanks?

I am on 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 45mg Remeron for G A D.I feel jittery every morning. I am thinking of reducing remeron. Would it be o k Thanks?

Remeron (mirtazapine): If the jitteriness occurred since the Remeron (mirtazapine) was upped to 45mg., you may reduce the dose to 30mg. & to 15mg. If no relief, but please do consult your doctor first. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with G A D.I am on8mg Valium and 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and zispin. My Phys told me to continue with Med. Should I give up valium. Thanks?

I was diagnosed with G A D.I am on8mg Valium and 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and zispin. My Phys told me to continue with Med. Should I give up valium. Thanks?

Not abruptly.: Abruptly stopping Valium is unwise. That can worsen anxiety, or even cause withdrawal syndrome, even seizures. If your doctor recommends that you discontinue it, he will tell you how to slowly reduce the dose. ...Read more

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My Dr put me on Lexapro (escitalopram) 4 years ago for G A D.I am on 20mg now. Last Monday He put me on tryptizol 10mg also for anxiety. Is He correct. Thanks?

Medications effects: Thank you for informing about using Lexapro (escitalopram) and Diazepam. Using them together may increase dizziness, difficulty concentrating, some impairment in thinking and judgment.
Using Tryptizol (Amitriptyline) with Lexapro (escitalopram) may increase the risk of a rare but serious Serotonin Syndrome.
See Psychiatrist for Medication benefits and side effects, dose, gradual withdrawal of medications; and Therapy. ...Read more

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I am on 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 15mg zispin for G A D.today is the first day I feel good except for some nervousness. What could be causing this. Thanks?

Could be normal: Anxiety that you're describing sounds minimal. However if you think your anxiety is out of proportion with any stress in your environment call your doctor and explain. Remember that the medication is not intended to completely knocked out in anxiety all the time-that is just not possible nor would you want your emotions so blunted. ...Read more

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I am on 45mg remeron for G A D. I reduced it to 30mg. Is that O K.I am on 15mg lexapro (escitalopram). After 1 year I still having nagging jittery feeling. Is it Meds?

Talk to your doctor: It is possible that your medications can make you feel "jittery". Also consider the possible role of caffeine. Some people are slow metabolizers. I would reduce my caffeine intake slowly. Talk to your doctor about any changes in your medication dosing. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is 15mg of lexapro (escitalopram) as good as 20mg lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D. Thanks?

Is 15mg of lexapro (escitalopram) as good as 20mg lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D. Thanks?

Lexapro (escitalopram): What may be a "good dose" of Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety for one person may be different for the next. Lexapro (escitalopram) dosing must be individualized to target anxiety symptoms. If your anxiety responds as well to 15 mg as to 20 mg then stay on the 15 mg. Discuss best dose for you with prescribing doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it o k to take tyrptizol with lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D. Thanks?

Medication effects: Your Health is precious!
Do not take Tyrptizol (Amitryptiline) with Lexapro (escitalopram).

Using Lexapro (escitalopram) with Amitriptyline can increase the risk of serious condition, Serotonin Syndrome, which may include symptoms- confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure.

Discuss with Psychiatrist benefits and side effects of medications, interactions; use of Lorazepam or Alprazolam for GAD. ...Read more

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Could too high a dose of lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D cause Headaches. Thanks?

Could too high a dose of lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D cause Headaches. Thanks?

Side effect lexapro (escitalopram): One of the side effects of SSRI like Lexapro (escitalopram) is headache, however w/ GAD migraines are also common. Talk to ur MD about evaluation headache or trying another medication ...Read more

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I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) and Zispin. For G A D. They are good only for the weight. Any Meds that don't cause weight. Thanks?

I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) and Zispin. For G A D. They are good only for the weight. Any Meds that don't cause weight. Thanks?

See MD: You're also taking Methotrexate and diazepam 8 mg/day. See your doctor to review your meds. Your doctor can also assess the weight gain (? how much you've gained over how long) to help decide if changing medications is best at this time. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am on 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 50mg Amityripiline for G A D.I find Amityripiline good for G A D. Could I reduce lexapto to 10mg. Thanks?

Not before you talk: To the Dr that prescribed it and see if he agrees with your decreasing the dosage. It may be helping you more than you realize. ...Read more

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Dr Foster. Can 10mg tyrptizol be taken with 15 mg Lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D.Lexapro (escitalopram) in the morning and tyrptizol at night, Thanks?

Medication effects: Lexapro (escitalopram) and Tyrptizol (Amitryptiline) are not specific medications for GAD.
Effect of Lexapro (escitalopram) lasts for 24 hours, therefore taking it with Tyrptizol puts you at risk of Severe Serotonin Syndrome.
As per your information of taking Diazepam-it has not helped GAD.
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See Psychiatrist for Therapy. ...Read more

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How long would it take to get off 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) which I am taking for 5 years for G A D.I am on 50 amityripiline also and I find it better. Thanks?

Work w/ Dr: Tapering is the right plan and your best option is to work w/ the Dr on a schedule suited to you. I'd expect it to be safe to be off w/in a few months - but let the Dr plan it w/ you. Best! ...Read more

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I am on 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and I have recently prescribed 50mg of Amityripiline. I suffer from G A D. Would it be o k to reduce the Lexapro (escitalopram) Thanks?

Discuss with your Dr: Amitriptyline 50mg is typical headache/pain dosing, which is lower than typical depression/anxiety dosing. If Lexapro (escitalopram) is not working for you or if you're having side effects, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been on 10 of Lexapro (escitalopram) since 10/14. I've gained about 20 poinds since. No changes in diet/exercise. I'd like to try another med. Lexapro (escitalopram) helped w/anxiety but I can't continue to gain wait.

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I've been on 10 of Lexapro (escitalopram) since 10/14. I've gained about 20 poinds since. No changes in diet/exercise. I'd like to try another med. Lexapro (escitalopram) helped w/anxiety but I can't continue to gain wait.

SSRI side effects: Chat w/your prescribing doc and tell him/her what you've noted above. There are many safe options in same SSRI family approved & commonly used to treat generalized anxiety disorder aka anxiety. It's just a matter of figuring out which one works best for you & w/least side effects (no such thing as free lunch so stay in close contact w/your doc). Also ask about cognitive behavioral therapy etc. ...Read more