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Lexapro And Ginger
Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more
Can I have a tea for migraines with these ingredients; Rosemary, Valerian root, Uva Ursi, Ginger, Basil, Lemon peel, Tilo. W lexapro, buspar, (buspirone)Welbutrin?
See a neurologist: You can try the tea, but track whether it worsens or improves your headache by keeping a daily headache log (timing, severity, duration, frequency, characteristics). Take the log to a neurologist. There are both over the counter and prescription remedies that might be suggested to you by a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/migraine.html ...Read more
All drugs have side: Effects and nothing is "safe" not even herbals. If I told you that there is a drug out there that can cause you to go into cardiac arrthymias and give you a heart attack, then you may not want to take it. If you drink coffee, then you are taking said drug. Anyways, the answer always is risk versus benefits. ...Read more
I've been taking Lexapro 10mg for about 4 weeks. How long after stopping the medication will it be cleared out of my system?
Lexapro: It will be completely clear after one week ...Read more
For a year I've been on 15 mg of lexapro and want to come off. I forgot to take it yesterday and felt fine. Can I continue not taking it? Thanks
I would recommend-: Going every other day for two weeks before stopping cold! ...Read more
Can I stop taking lexapro after 1 day of taking 10 mg? I started yesterday but I don't want to continue should I slowly stop or can I completely stop?
I've been taking lexapro for 6 weeks. First week 5mg. Then week 2 to current 10mg. I am going to stop taking it /would like a second opinion on how to?
Consult with PCP: I am not certain as to why you are stopping and your physician should be notified: I suggest 10mg day 1, 5mg day 2-3, and 5 mg every other day for 2 days, then stop. ...Read more
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
For what purpose?: Each is a chemical substance and can help different individuals, some the same individual. Discuss this with your doctor to assess the best treatment trial for you! ...Read more
As safe as most: Lexapro, (escitalopram) 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 more
Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) is dosed as 10-20 mg. Daily, and can be lowered to 5mg. In kids or elderly. Few exceptions exist if it is determined by your doctor that response is only partial after sufficient time and no side effects, where higher dose is tried, usually up to 30mg. ...Read more
Lexapro (escitalopram): For full effect, 4-6 weeks at optimized dose. ...Read more
Yes, and...: Lexapro (escitalopram) can be taken twice a day if the total daily dose does not exceed the amount prescribed for one day. It is my experience, however, that Lexapro can cause insomnia if taken at night. A single morning dose has seemed to work best for most of those for whom I have prescribed it. ...Read more
Dose increase: I think you mean 5 mg going to 10 mg. Improvement means symptom reduction. You don't say if you're taking for depression or anxiety. Lexapro (escitalopram) is effective for many for both. There's a good chance you'll experience less anxiety or depression on 10 mg. But let your doctor review with you in person. Lexapro (escitalopram) requires close medical supervision. Dose of 10 - 20 mg is usual range. I hope this helps. ...Read more
SSRI Antidepressant: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a newer ssri antidepressant approved for treatment of unipolar (as opposed to bipolar) depression and generalized anxiety. It is commonly additionally used for a variety of other anxiety conditions. Full benefit can take weeks. It is relatively less likely to result in medication interactions. All antidepressants have risk of emergent suicidal thinking in young people. ...Read more
Tappering the dose:
It has to be tappered slowly and then discontinued. For example: if you are on 20mg a day. I will do the following-
15mg once daily x 5 days then 10mg once daily x 5days then 5mg once daily for 5 days then 5mg every other day for 10 days then discontinue. ...Read more
Depends on why: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an SSRI and there are countless other meds in this group of drugs that can help. Sometimes what works for one person or at one time does not help someone else. However, others in the group of meds may be very effective. There are also other classes of antidepressants that you can discuss with your doctor. However, most important is knowing the reasons that you want to switch. ...Read more
None, Zero, NADA: Drinking alcohol while on Lexapro (escitalopram) is not recommended. Alcohol could aggravate depression and anxiety (common reasons for prescribing lexapro (escitalopram)). 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 (escitalopram). ...Read more
Yes.: Yes. Each person will respond to medication in a slightly different manner, such that one might need a much higher dose than another for a similar effect. It is less likely such a dose might be effective, however, as the dose is quite low. If a person tends to be more sensitive to lower doses in general, perhaps this will work. ...Read more
Not a Good Idea: Taking ginkgo along with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (ssris) antidepressants -- including escitalopram (lexapro) -- may cause serotonin syndrome. This condition is characterized by rigidity, tachycardia (fast heart rate), hyperthermia (high body temperature), restlessness, and diaphoresis (sweating). ...Read more