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Can Lexipro Effect My 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
Would it be a wise for me to take Lexapro (escitalopram) and levothyroxine? I had my thyroid removed in 1989 at age seven. My dr has trouble keeping my TSH stable.
Sure: There are no drug interactions between the two. They may be safely taken together. Best wishes for a happy new year. ...Read more
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
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?
Can I take Advil while taking Lexapro (escitalopram)? Been taking 5mg Generic Lexapro (escitalopram) for 2 weeks and now my jaw and neck both hurt causing me to get a pounding head
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
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
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
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?
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.
see an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and possible muscle relaxant rx.
See your psychiatrist for antidepressant medication management. ...Read more
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
Dr. Which Med is causing me to feel Jittery Lexapro (escitalopram) or Remeron. I am on both for G A D. 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
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
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
My m.D. Told me to stop taking Lexapro (escitalopram) I no longer need it. Should I walk away from it cold turkey or do I need to step down/
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
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
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 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?
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?
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
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
I am on remeron and lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D.For the last few morning why am I high and aggressive the next day. I am on the Meds for the last 9 months. Thanks?
Lexapro/Remeron: Not sure if any other medications were added. Please review with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
I am on 15mg lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D.I reduced it last Sunday to 10mg. Today I am very irritable and aggressive. Is this common reducing lexapro (escitalopram). 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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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
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?
Is 20mg Lexapro, 600mg lyrica (pregabalin) and 10mg tyrptizon daily a lot of Meds for G A D.If So which could I give up. Thanks?
Only your: Physician can change your prescription. Each patient is unique and treatment is individualized. Best of health. ...Read more
I was on 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D. My Dr increased it to 20mg. Could I have side effects until I get used to the increase. Thanks?
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
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