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Does Lexapro Cause Joint Pain
Also called escitalopram, it is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, used for treatment of depression, anxiety disorders. It is the isomer of citalopram (celexa), originally introduced as a refined form of Celexa with fewer adverse effects. Daily doses range from 10 mg. To 40 mg. , average 20mg. Main side-effects involve ...Read more
Does lexpro help with pain? I just switched from Prozac to Lexapro and had no idea some antidepressants helped with pain. I have terrible joint pain and numbness. Thank you!
NOT BEST FOR PAIN: There are other medications for pain that are also antidepressants such as Cymbalta and Effexor and pristiq. Depends also on the type of pain that you are referring to. Lexapro is a good antidepressant however. Speak with your physician and do not worry too much about advertisements and commercials! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently came off Lexapro (slowly). 3 weeks later I have joint stiffness, swelling and pain in both knees. Could Lexapro cause this?
Many, many causes: Medical specialists in joint diseases are called rheumatolgists. If the joint hurts, it's called 'arthralgia'; if the joints are inflamed (red, swollen, warm, painful), its called 'arthritis' which can be part of over 100 diseases. Many more cause joint arthralgia. Most are limited to 3-4 weeks. Most common chronic is degenerative. Joint pains over a month...Not always simple answer--see your pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis, swelling: Typically, the most common cause would probably be arthritiis where there is damage to the joint surfaces. Also, with many cases there can be associated synovitis when there is more fluid in the joint than normal which will cause increased pain and swelling. Treatment is usually with nsaid, local cortisone injections, and hyaluranate gel injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
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