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Fibromyalgia And Lexapro
Not exactly: ? Whether Lexapro is effective for fibromyalgia. Lexapro is an antidepressant, which is common in FM; probably due to non-restorative pain-interrupted sleep. Better to cure cause & try soft memory foam mattress, walks to raise endorphins, and Cannabis indica to both impart sleep and relieve pain. None of the FDA-approved meds for FM have been proven to benefit the sleep disorder attendant with FM. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I was on 20mg lexapro.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.
Can Lexapro + klonopin + pregabalin cause atopic dermatitis. Been on it for 6+ yrs and since 2 yrs have had very dry sensitive skin and eczema. Thx?
Depression, Anxiety: Lexapro is anti-depressant medication, Klonopin is anti-anxiety medication, and Pregabalin is used for fibromyalgia. Lexapro and Pregabalin may cause dry skin infrequently. Atopic dermatitis is not common side effect of Lexapro Klonopin and pregabalin. Please see psychiatrist for assessment of depression, anxiety and medications used for 6 years; and for atopic dermatitis, see dermatologist. ...Read more
None, Zero, NADA: Drinking alcohol while on Lexapro is not recommended. Alcohol could aggravate depression and anxiety (common reasons for prescribing lexapro). Also the combination of alcohol and a cns-active agent is unpredictable and potentially very sedating. Please don't use alcohol at all while on lexapro. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was switched to generic Lexapro a while back and had a terrible time with it. Back on original lex now but can't hardly afford it. Is there any other meds that would be comparable to lexapro?
Try another generic: Not all generics are alike-there are different manufacturers like teva, torrent etc. You might be fine on another escitalopram. Also the 5, 10 and 20mg tabs are all priced the same. So if you are on 10mg you can get 2 months for the price of one by splitting pills. Citalopram (celexa) works about the same for about half ot my patients but may have more side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As safe as most: Lexapro, an antidepressant & anti-anxiety medication, makes more serotonin available in the brain. Side effects (se's) include GI problems, appetite changes, dizziness, headaches, sexual problems & sleep problems. Most se's are short-term & tolerable, esp. If anticipated. More serious se's are allergic reactions, cardiac changes & odd behaviors. Take it long enough to give it a chance to work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About 3-4 Weeks: Ssri medications such as Lexapro take a few weeks to reach their maximum potential. Thus it is recommended to try and get about 3-4 weeks into the medication before considering dose or medication changes. Other factors may also play a role in the perceived effectiveness of the medication as well. I recommend you speak with your therapist and/or prescriber regarding this medication. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does lexapro make you feel happy? Does it make you feel more interested in the things you used to be interested in and does it help you to become more focused?
Lexapro: Any medication, when it's working properly, takes the edge off emotional symptoms, and that's all. Reworded, meds don't make a person happy, they make the person somewhat less symptomatic. The real work toward happiness and satisfaction with life takes place in psychotherapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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