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Can Weaning Off Lexapro Cause Extreme Back Pain
Not common: Lexapro (escitalopram) is usually used for depression, and sometimes for some chronic pain syndromes. It is not a common cause of back pain, but back/neck/shoulder pain is listed as a possible side effect in about 3% of people taking it. And anyone can have any reaction to any drug. So even if not common it may be true for that person. Extreme back pain would suggest another problem, so get it checked. ...Read more
I am on Lexapro for G A D. also Lyrica (pregabalin) for GAD and back pain. I have disc damage and I am on 30mg amityripline. Could these cause nervous feeling in am?
Yes: Both lexapro (escitalopram) and amitriptyline act by increasing neurotransmitter (serotonin) levels. Both can be effective for anxiety and depression, and they aren't usually used together. So if you can get away with taking only one that would be best. Talk to your doctor first though before changing anything. ...Read more
I am on Lyrica (pregabalin) and Lexapro for GAD. My Dr gave me Tyriptizol for back pain, 20mg. I have a nagging feeling in my head. Could it be the Tyriptizol.?
Possible: Not sure what 'nagging' feeling means, but Lexapro (escitalopram) + Tryptizol interact to increase risk of 'serotonin syndrome, ' ie, too much serotonin in the system. Symptoms include headache, confusion. Discuss with prescribing doctor for guidance and possible dose adjustment. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20028946 I hope this helps and you feel better soon. ...Read more
Is it normal to be on Lexapro. Remeron and lyrica (pregabalin) for G A D and S A D also 50mg amityripiline for back pain. Many Thanks?
Maybe but you need t: You need to contact your psychiatrist who knows your case and can answer thsi question better. Combination of therapies is not uncommon and but the specifics of your case needs to be addressed by your psychiatrist. ...Read more
I took my prescribed Vyvanse (50Mg) then I took lexapro (?). CLENCHING JAW, shaky, irritable, blurry vision, chills, back pain, etc! Is this METH WHY
Severe depression. What can I do? I just want to feel good again. (inside that is). I suffer chronic back pain from inneffective surgeries and have t-cell lymphoma. I have tried antidepressants (zoloft, paxil, Lexapro and pristiq).None of these have helped. Can
A: A combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and anti depressants is an effective treatment strategy. There are other anti depressants with a different mechanism of action that could be tried- eg: tricyclic anti depressants (nortriptyline), mirtazapine, MAO inhibitors. The treatment could also be augmented with medications in the class of Abilify (aripiprazole), seroquel etc. If nothing else works, electroconvulsive therapy is a safe and effective treatment option. Please talk to your psychiatrist and hope you get well soon. ...Read more
Can being on crutches 7 weeks cause back pain? I am having extreme back pain as if I can't bend it brings me to tears. I have a hx of bulging dics.
Extreme back pain after a bout of violent vomiting. Worsened with sitting and standing but still feel the pain when lying?
I am experiencing severe back pain. Its on my upper left shoulder and I can move at all. Breathing only causes more pain. Thank you?
Shane has extreme back pain...he says its not as bad that he cant walk, and assumes it may be his liver?
Not enough info: To know. He will need to be evaluated to determine the cause of this extreme pain. ...Read more
I was told by the ER that my severe back pain was called sciatica. My question is can occasional meth use cause this?
I’m having extreme back pain. Up to my neck and over into my right shoulder down to the bottom of my shoulder blade. My chiropractor says its spasms.?
I'd avoid: Chiropractors, but my bias! You get what you pay for! ...Read more
Gallbladder removed Wed & have had severe back pain since Sat. Doc said it was from laying down more than usual. Today there was white mucus in my stool. Read in another post it could be a colon infection. How do you get this & does it cause backpain?
Postoperative Pain: Surgeons worry about a few things postoperatively. They worry about bleeding, they worry about pulmonary embolism, urinary tract infection from the catheter, and they worry about wound infections. If you have any shortness of breath or pain with breathing, pain in your calf, go to the ER for examination. Back pain can be caused by positioning during surgery, etc. Good idea to be seen, call surgeon ...Read more
Can weaning off Lexapro cause mucus in stool? No other symptoms except mild cramping before bm. No other recent changes except incr. Exercise.
Stool mucus: I doubt that this is a withdrawal reaction as you're gradually weaning off the medication. The combination of mild intestinal cramping with mucus mixed with stools suggests irritable bowel syndrome. Do you note similar symptoms when you eat certain foods? Avoid harsh roughage in your diet. If symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician or a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Would weaning lexapro from 15mg to 5mg and starting 2 by 50mg lyrica (pregabalin) daily cause withdrawls from lexapro. Thanks?
Not necessarily: You're taking diazepam 8 mg/d, Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg/d and methotrexate (? dose). In general, best to make one med dosage change at a time. That said, discuss med changes with your doctor and be clear what you may expect. Your doctor has your medical/psych history and may have good reason to make above changes. Hope this helps. ...Read more
LP: Probably not related to the lumber puncture. I would see the doctor who did it to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
I am having severe back pain and on testing my urine, found blood stains in urine. Please advise me what is my problem.?
I am experiencing severe back pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describe me: Leg pain and Back pain. What should I do?
Needs to be checked: Back pain especially lower back pain radiating down the legs needs to be checked by your doctor. Need a detailed history&Physical Examination if indicated may need imaging like xrays and/or MRI test to find out the cause and treat properly. A trial of pain meds like non steroidal drugs and muscle relaxant may be prescribed with or withot physical therapy before imaging is done. It may be pinch nerve ...Read more
I am experiencing severe back pain. I annoy get up to go to the bathroom and need to use it. What can I do? OTC painkillers have not helped
See your provider: Please see your primary care provider. There is medication that can help. It is also good to have things checked out. ...Read more
Any long term problems with sleeping in a hammock. It is the only thing that gives relief from severe back pain. Been using for 5 months. 16yrs old.
Severe back pain: The issue is not where you are sleeping, but instead why you have "severe back pain" in the first place. I'd recommend having that investigated so the cause can be determined. Pain isn't normal - be seen. ...Read more
Slept across 2 seats on bus. 24 hours later severe back pain radiating to side and abdomen. Worse when lying down. Is this related to bus trip? Help!
Can I reduce from 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) to 5mg without weaning off them. I take 10mg at night time anf I feel groggy and jittery the next day. Do they cause this?
Lexapro (escitalopram): It could do that. You should talk to the doctor that prescribed this medication before you change the dosage. ...Read more
Why does the B12 injection help my severe back pain? It seems to reduce my pain and help with my problems in memory and concentration.
May be placebo:
About 30% of the symptoms in many instances are susceptible to placebo effect. If it helps, you may keep at it as it will not do any harm.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I am experiencing severe back pain. The following also describe me: Back pain and Shortness of breath. What should I do?
To ER now!: Severe pain or new shortness of breath can be serious. Both together is even more alarming. The problem could be due to heart or lung disease. Please call 911 since you are short of breath and that combined with pain makes driving yourself dangerous and will alarm anyone else driving you. Also, EMT's can begin treatment right away, saving time if this is a heart attack or you need oxygen. ...Read more
I have severe back pain due to spinal stenosis and am leaving in the morning out of town. What will help the pain? I have tried all the otc meds I can
Be seen: There are multiple other medication options including pain medications, muscle relaxants, neurological medications, prescription strength anti inflammatories, steroids among a few. You would certainly need to be seen and evaluated to determine the best treatment for you; some of which is non medication related. ...Read more
I have severe back pain, several me I'd, and xrays. Sacrilization, bulging disks, and slipped disks. All the VA does is medicate me and told me I'm not a candidate for surgery. It's hard to work out to lose weight and I don't know what to do. Losing hope.
Get a second opinion: There is no harm in getting a second opinion to help explore other options - perhaps a back surgeon or neurosurgeon. Don't lose hope - good luck. ...Read more
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