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Is 30mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) too much?

Is 30mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) too much?

We are all different: Dosages vary by height, weight, and how your body metabolizes the drug, so to answer your question, could be a yes or a no depending. Working with your doctors regarding effectiveness, side-effects, and your goals for treatment may help determine a more optimized dose. ...Read more

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I was on 20mg lexapro (escitalopram).my dr reduced it to 5mg for 2 weeks and put me on lycria 100mg. In 2 weeks time off lex and incresing lycria to 200mg. Is it o k.

I was on 20mg lexapro (escitalopram).my dr reduced it to 5mg for 2 weeks and put me on lycria 100mg. In 2 weeks time off lex and incresing lycria to 200mg. Is it o k.

Probably: It's probably not dangerous, though the dose is somewhat high. You haven't said what the medicines are prescribed for, or why the change was deemed necessary, so it is hard to get a picture of how helpful the change is likely to be. ...Read more

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My Phys has me on the following Meds for G A D. 20mg Lexapro, 600mg Lyrica (pregabalin) 30mg remeron and 10mg tyrptizol. Is this too much. Thanks?

My Phys has me on the following Meds for G A D. 20mg Lexapro, 600mg Lyrica (pregabalin) 30mg remeron and 10mg tyrptizol. Is this too much. Thanks?

Are they helping?: It does appear that you are on a number of medications being used to treat your anxiety disorder, which you say is for GAD. Being on several medications is not necessarily unusual. The concern with being on several medications is the potential for interactions and problematic side effects. If the side effects outweigh the benefits, do inform your doctor. More optimal treatments may be available. ...Read more

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My Dr took me off Lexapro (escitalopram) and put me on Lcyria for my Anxiety. Is this Med good for Anxiety, Thanks?

My Dr took me off Lexapro (escitalopram) and put me on Lcyria for my Anxiety. Is this Med good for Anxiety, Thanks?

Maybe.: It is not commonly used for anxiety, but there is some general experience that it can be used to reduce anxiety. Work with your doctor to give it a try. ...Read more

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Any other options to reduce my stress and anxiety rather then being put on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Any other options to reduce my stress and anxiety rather then being put on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Exercise: Exercise helps with stress and anxiety. Always start slowly and make sure you can safely start (check with your doctor if you have any injuries or other issues). ...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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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?

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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Is disassociation or brain fog a symptom of lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal?

Is disassociation or brain fog a symptom of lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal?

It can be: Many antidepressants such as Lexapro (escitalopram) can lead to a variety of withdrawal symptoms if they are stopped too quickly. This is very common and is often referred to as antidepressant discontinuation syndrome. Speak with your doc about your symptoms to see if this is what is happening so you can develop a plan for managing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Too much to drink on New Years & very nauseous 3 days later. Took peptobismol & still gassy. I'm scared to take my Lexapro (escitalopram). No food only fluids 24hrs.

Too much to drink on New Years & very nauseous 3 days later. Took peptobismol & still gassy. I'm scared to take my Lexapro (escitalopram). No food only fluids 24hrs.

Call your doctor: Regarding your nausea and Lexapro (escitalopram) medication. It is not recommended to take alcohol and Lexapro (escitalopram) together, although there are no known "interactions" between the two. It is "possible" that side effects may increase when you mix the two. Alcohol has been known to worsen what your doctor is treating. It should be fine to resume your meds, but its always best to check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Can 20 mg Lexapro/60 Cymbalta/40 viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) be too much serotonin. Seem better on 10 lexapro?

Can 20 mg Lexapro/60 Cymbalta/40 viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) be too much serotonin. Seem better on 10 lexapro?

Discuss w/ Dr: It's not exactly an issue of 'too much' serotonin, but except for that, you might be right to seek a consult about the dosages and perhaps even eliminate a Rx cautiously as possible. Please consider that adding CBT Tx optimizes outcomes w/ or w/out medication and makes good sense. Ask about a referral and dose reduction, etc. Best! ...Read more

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About to start Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg. If I notice too much weight gain, will coming off allow me to reverse it? Metabolic effects wouldn't be permanent?

Not metabolic: Most weight gain due to medications is due to effects on appetite. Please repost & include the answer to your question given to you by the doctor who actually prescribed the Lexapro; or if you haven't asked your doctor, why not. ...Read more

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Can tests/meds be done over app? Was taken off lexapro, too much mania. Pretty sure I have bipolar 2 and ADHD. Psych appts are weeks out : (

Can tests/meds be done over app? Was taken off lexapro, too much mania. Pretty sure I have bipolar 2 and ADHD. Psych appts are weeks out : (

No: This part of HealthTap is designed for medical health education. HealthTap Prime and Concierge are for medical consults. Psychiatric medications cannot be prescribed on HealthTap Prime or Concierge. Keep your appointment with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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In general, do you prefer Zoloft or Lexapro (escitalopram) for GAD, panic, agoraphobia? I of course worry about side effects - prolonged qt interval - read too much!

In general, do you prefer Zoloft or Lexapro (escitalopram) for GAD, panic, agoraphobia? I of course worry about side effects - prolonged qt interval - read too much!

GAD and medication: Please do what your doc asks but consider adding a behavioral approach to address the root of the situation such as clinical hypnosis, biofeedback, psychotherapy. See www. Asch. Net for licensed providers who do clinical hypnosis and www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Taking prednisone, flovent, and nasonex: too much steroids? This caused depression? Or likely due to singulair? Dr. Prescribe lexapro (escitalopram). Good idea?

Taking prednisone, flovent, and nasonex: too much steroids? This caused depression? Or likely due to singulair? Dr. Prescribe lexapro (escitalopram). Good idea?

A lot of med: It is not the Flovent or Nasonex (mometasone) but the oral Prednisone which is of concern. Prednisone usually makes people feel good but may induce depression in a few. Singulair rarely causes mental issues. It appears that you may have steroid-resistant asthma and I think it is time for you to consult an allergist. A drug reaction is best treated by stopping the drug and not with another drug. ...Read more

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Are headaches one of the side effects of lexapro (escitalopram).I am on them 9 months. Should I go off them. I was put on them for anxiety. Thanks?

Are headaches one of the side effects of lexapro (escitalopram).I am on them 9 months. Should I go off them. I was put on them for anxiety. Thanks?

Yes, lexapro (escitalopram) can: Cause headaches (but not commonly). Valium can also be a cause of headache. Headache can also occur w anxiety. Please discuss this w your provider. Don't make any changes to meds w/o consulting w your physician. ...Read more

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I am on Lexapro for 4 years. My Dr reduced it to 5mg from 15mg and put me on 100mg lyrica (pregabalin).I am very aggressive and irritable. Is this due to Lex reducti?

I am on Lexapro for 4 years. My Dr reduced it to 5mg from 15mg and put me on 100mg lyrica (pregabalin).I am very aggressive and irritable. Is this due to Lex reducti?

See below: There could be several reasons for your aggression and irritability. If you have chronic headaches, you should see a dr. For an evaluation and workup for conditions such as brain injury, stroke, seizures, infection or tumors. You could also be withdrawing from the med. Hopefully, you aren't using illicit substances. Report your symptoms to the Dr. Who lowered your Lexapro (escitalopram). ...Read more

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Was on celexa 10mg for 3 weeks for panic, worked well, stopped for 4 days, then put on Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg and now feel terrible after 3 weeks on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Was on celexa 10mg for 3 weeks for panic, worked well, stopped for 4 days, then put on Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg and now feel terrible after 3 weeks on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Change back: Lexapro (escitalopram) is known to have some significant side effects and some people just feel rotten on it. If you were well controlled and felt well on Celexa talk to your doc about changing back. Or try another SSRI if there was a reason you stopped Celexa ...Read more

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I have been put on Lexapro & Xanax (alprazolam) can I take penadene forte 4 my shoulder pain?

Penadene: This is similar to tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine. It should be okay to take with Lexapro (ssri's). However, is combination with xanaxmay lead to untoward side effects. Please discuss best treatment option with your doctor. Nsaids are a better choice if no contraindication and if not have been tried. ...Read more

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I am on remeron and Lyrica (pregabalin) along with Lexapro for G A D.I watch my diet but I have put on weight. Is the Tabd the cause and what can I do. I eat little?

I am on remeron and Lyrica (pregabalin) along with Lexapro for G A D.I watch my diet but I have put on weight. Is the Tabd the cause and what can I do. I eat little?

Weight gain: Lexepro could cause weight gain and the combination of these three medication seems to help you with your GAD, however regular exercise is good and perhaps the dosage for Lexepro should be lowered and adjusted. Mali Mann, MD ...Read more

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I'm taking Lexapro (escitalopram) and doctor has also now put me on 30mg duromine what's the best way to take both pills is duromine safe with lexapro (escitalopram)?

FDA prescribing info: Every medicine has a "full prescribing information" sheet available on-line, and approved by the fda. Great starting resource to look for drug interaction safety for your medicine. Duromine is an amphetamine-like product in activity, and there is a cautionary statement regarding its use with any medicine in lexapro's category. Please visit with the prescribing md also with this good question! ...Read more

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Dr. Wants to put me on SSRI either Lexapro (escitalopram) or celexa...mainly for anxiety/panic. Which is better.?

Dr. Wants to put me on SSRI either Lexapro (escitalopram) or celexa...mainly for anxiety/panic. Which is better.?

Many factors: Work with your doctor. If you have family members (parent or sibling) that had a good response to one over the other, that is a good place to start. ...Read more

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The psychiatrist wants to put my 9yr old on Lexapro (escitalopram) for her severe anxiety disorder. I want to help her, is this safe? I need advice! !

Probably: Lexapro (escitalopram) is widely used for depression and anxiety. It is not commonly used for children this young, but most children this young do not have severe anxiety. Discuss your concerns with your psychiatrist. You may also want to get some family therapy. ...Read more

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I weaned of lexapro (escitalopram) over a month. Since I've been completely off I've had brain zaps and fog and trouble retrieving words. How long does this last?

I weaned of lexapro (escitalopram) over a month. Since I've been completely off I've had brain zaps and fog and trouble retrieving words. How long does this last?

Not much longer: The symptoms you describe are classic for SSRI withdrawal. The good news therefore is that the cause seems clear. I view the experience you describe as what it feels like to have the body readjust its gene expression and nervous system function. It will eventually go away. Though I have it take a couple months sometimes. ...Read more

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I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for the last 18 months for anxiety. I changes doctors 2 weeks ago and he put me on remeron. Should I have weaned off Lexapro (escitalopram) first. Thank?

How do you feel?: The main reason to wean off of a drug is to avoid unpleasant reactions related to, withdrawal. If you are not experiencing problems, than I wouldn't worry. However, Imwould certainly ask your new doc why he made this switch. ...Read more

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My husband has high BP anxiety/depression and was put on lexapro (escitalopram). On day 6 and his BP is 104/61 p118. Is this safe. He's 39yrs old?

My husband has high BP anxiety/depression and was put on lexapro (escitalopram). On day 6 and his BP is 104/61 p118. Is this safe. He's 39yrs old?

Check it again: You have not listed what his blood pressure medication is. It's possible that there is a drug drug interaction between his antidepressant and his antihypertensive medication. The blood pressures low but not dangerously low and the pulse is elevated. That would indicate that either the blood pressure medication is too high or that he is dehydrated. If he gets lightheaded or dizzy or develops any other symptoms he may need to be seen quickly. Most likely however his blood pressure will go back up provided that he pushes fluids tonight. Contact the prescribing doctor tomorrow and find outif he wishes anything else to be done about it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How appropriate is it for doc to put patient wit chronic ED on Lexapro (side effects are sexual dysfunction and allegedly irreversible) to me it's mad

How appropriate is it for doc to put patient wit chronic ED on Lexapro (side effects are sexual dysfunction and allegedly irreversible) to me it's mad

Medication use: Lexapro is appropriate if your doctor thinks that your sexual dysfunction is secondary to anxiety or depression or both. Sexual dysfunction from Lexapro usually reverses gradually once medication is discontinued. ...Read more

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I am on 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 8mg of diazepam daily. The last2 2 weeks I am irritable and aggressive. My Dr put me on centrax for a month. I feel better, Why?

I am on 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 8mg of diazepam daily. The last2 2 weeks I am irritable and aggressive. My Dr put me on centrax for a month. I feel better, Why?

Individual response.: Different individuals respond to different medications even if the medications belong to the same class of medications. Diazepam is a longer acting benzodiazepam but Centrax, Prazepam is shorter acting benzodiazepine. It could be also explained by the antidepressant working and you are less depressed. As they say, depression is "frozen anger". ...Read more