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Need to clarify. Was taking 2.5 of 10 mg Lexapro. Last night took. 5 of the 10 mg. Do I need to taper off. Everything is still spinning.

Need to clarify. Was taking 2.5 of 10 mg Lexapro. Last night took. 5 of the 10 mg. Do I need to taper off. Everything is still spinning.

Lexapro: Please let your doctor know about this possible medication reaction. Most people would stop the medication without a taper since this is a very tiny dose. Hope you feel better soon. Read more

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I just recently strating having problems with anxiety and depression this year. And I'm not sure what is the right way to handle it. I do take lexapro at night and ambien to sleep but I don't feel aby different and I have gained 30 Poulsbo so all around I

I just recently strating having problems with anxiety and depression this year. And I'm not sure what is the right way to handle it. I do take lexapro at night and ambien to sleep but I don't feel aby different and I have gained 30 Poulsbo so all around I

Depression, Anxiety: I understand your concern. Using Ambien (zolpidem) with Lexapro may increase dizziness and difficulty concentrating. You may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. Gain of 30 pounds is likely a symptom of Depression due to stress. See Physician for diagnosis of weight gain. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose, and Therapy for stresses in your life. Read more

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So I went to my family doctor again today bc my anxiety is none stop 24/7 where I feel like I cant breath I swithced my lexapro from night to morning so I took my lexapro this morning at 8 xanax at 1030 she prescribed me klonopin can I take it now?

So I went to my family doctor again today bc my anxiety is none stop 24/7 where I feel like I cant breath I swithced my lexapro from night to morning so I took my lexapro this morning at 8 xanax at 1030 she prescribed me klonopin can I take it now?

Call her to ask!: I'm hoping she know about all the medications you take - if not - she needs to so she can give you the best and safest care. That type of security might even help your 24/7 worries. These drugs in combo can increase side effects but as long as you watch carefully and report things to her and know what to watch for, it should be ok. Consider CBT for skills to manage anxiety too! Read more

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Can I give up Lexapro (escitalopram) for 1 night without experiencing side effects. Thanks?

Variable responses: Some people report feeling ill if they miss one day of their SSRI, while others don't. Read more

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Missed my Lexapro (escitalopram) dose last night 9 pm took it this morning and then took it again at my regular time tonight 9pm...is that bad???

Likely well: If one has been stable for several weeks or longer then getting back on schedule as stated likely fine and well tolerated by most people. When staring meds may have more chance of start up side effects... But still very likely safe. As always, any significantly disturbing symptoms to you, then check in with the prescribing physician. Read more

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Took one 5mg Lexapro (escitalopram) on Monday night and then decided not to take again. Is it safe to drink alcohol tonight approx 96 hours later? No other meds.

Took one 5mg Lexapro (escitalopram) on Monday night and then decided not to take again. Is it safe to drink alcohol tonight approx 96 hours later? No other meds.

Don't stop like that: It strikes me that drinking is less of a concern related to your medicine than it is regarding your anxiety. Alcohol can be tricky to predict if you are not feeling well emotionally, so I would consider that. Since you were only taking your Lexapro (escitalopram) for one day, you probably did not have a bad reaction. But for the future, stopping antidepressants suddenly can make you feel terrible. Be careful Read more

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5mg lexapro (escitalopram) started last night, my head feels like it has a lot of pressure in it, like my brain is swelling, dizziness, sweating, horrible sleep???

5mg lexapro (escitalopram) started last night, my head feels like it has a lot of pressure in it, like my brain is swelling, dizziness, sweating, horrible sleep???

Give it time: Many people experience uncomfortable side effects when they begin an SSRI. These early side effects usually go away when your body becomes used to the medicine. If you experience anything more severe, call your doctor. Otherwise, see if these side effects diminish and you start feeling better within the next week or two. Read more

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Can a pill go down the wrong pipe I took a lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg last night around 1030 I think it went down wrong pipe not sure?

Can a pill go down the wrong pipe I took a lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg last night around 1030 I think it went down wrong pipe not sure?

Should be ok by now.: If it went down the wrong pipe - meaning it went into your trachea - you would have been coughing quite a bit!!!! . Whereever it went it would be dissolved by now. Read more

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I have been losing a lot of weight recently and it seems like I lose most of my weight in the middle of the night. I have been losing weight since I think Tuesday. I took a lexapro for the first time about 3and a half weeks ago and I can't figure out why

I have been losing a lot of weight recently and it seems like I lose most of my weight in the middle of the night. I have been losing weight since I think Tuesday. I took a lexapro for the first time about 3and a half weeks ago and I can't figure out why

Weight loss at night: "Weight" loss happens to everyone at night. It's why people weigh in the morning after urinating. If this is only been recent it might be due to Lexapro (escitalopram), (escitalopram) but it's not it's the first time I've heard of this. Another possibility, whatever is causing rapid weight loss may also have caused anxiety or depression being treated with Lexapro (escitalopram). Get a 2nd opinion. Make sure nothing else is there. Read more

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1st question can you take Lexapro after taking nexium40mg in the morning. 2nd question can you take Ambien (zolpidem) at night for bed time 5 mg?

1st question can you take Lexapro after taking nexium40mg in the morning. 2nd question can you take Ambien (zolpidem) at night for bed time 5 mg?

No: Nexium (esomeprazole) taken with Lexapro can cause significant side effects by intensifying the effects of the Lexapro to bring about confusion, hallucination, heart issues etc. Ambien may also be an issue with Lexapro even though the fda has not reported anything, internet reviews from consumers have spoke of side effects. Please consult your physician before you mix these medicines. Take care. Read more

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I am on15mg Lexapro. I reduced it to 10mg 2 days ago. Today I have a Headache as I didn't sleep welllast night. Could it be the Lexapro, Many Thanks?

I am on15mg Lexapro. I reduced it to 10mg 2 days ago. Today I have a Headache as I didn't sleep welllast night. Could it be the Lexapro, Many Thanks?

Maybe: Problems with a medication can occur as we reduce or change dosages. However, in what you describe, the headache may be the result of your poor sleep rather than the actual change in medications. Read more

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Took 1st dose Lexapro (escitalopram) 2.5 mg this morning. 1.5 hrs later got very hot, groggy and spacey. Normal? Should I take at night instead of am?

Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects: Hi this sounds very normal. These symptoms should resolve with a few more doses. If the symptoms worsen or become intolerable you can try taking this at night or discussing with your provider to see if another medication would be best. Read more

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I took lexapro (escitalopram) for two days, the last pill was last Monday night. I am still not feeling right, my head is cloudy and a little anxious.

I took lexapro (escitalopram) for two days, the last pill was last Monday night. I am still not feeling right, my head is cloudy and a little anxious.

Anxiety, Depression: I understand your distress about “my head is cloudy” Lexapro (escitalopram) is for treatment of anxiety and depression; it can cause anxiety and confusion. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Lexapro (escitalopram) benefits and side effects, dose needed, monitoring, discuss medications for Anxiety-Ativan and Xanax;, medications for depression-Wellbutrin, Effexor; and Therapy for stress in your life. Do Relaxation, Meditation Read more

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What is the best time of the day to take lexapro (escitalopram).I take tkhem at night time and feel groggy next day. Also is 10mg a strong dose. Thanks?

Timing varies: Most people take Lexapro (escitalopram) in the morning, following their first food of the day. But the timing has nothing to do with its effectiveness, only with minimizing side-effects. New users may have initial side-effects that diminish after the 1st week or two. Diazepam can also cause grogginess. 10mg of Lexapro is the usual dose for adults. Ask your prescriber if grogginess persists. Read more

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Dr Foster. Can 10mg tyrptizol be taken with 15 mg Lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D.Lexapro (escitalopram) in the morning and tyrptizol at night, Thanks?

Medication effects: Lexapro (escitalopram) and Tyrptizol (Amitryptiline) are not specific medications for GAD. Effect of Lexapro (escitalopram) lasts for 24 hours, therefore taking it with Tyrptizol puts you at risk of Severe Serotonin Syndrome. As per your information of taking Diazepam-it has not helped GAD. Go to Giant Causeway in your Country to feel the WONDERS, feel Peace and reflect on larger meaning of Life. See Psychiatrist for Therapy. Read more