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Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

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My appetite is gone. Force myself to eat. Stress? Remeron gave me an appetite but raised my triglycerides. Lexapro (escitalopram) makes nausea worse. What will help?

Get seen: I'm concerned you have a physical lesion obstructing your gut. Even if you don't, you need to find the reason. Sensible people -- even physicians -- don't buy "stress" as an easy answer. "eustress" is good -- it motivates you to excel. "distress" means you're helpless / feel helpless; if you're in an abusive situation, your physician can perhaps help u escape;are you so strung out you can't eat? ...Read more

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Hello, i am having what i believe ate panic attacks. I am 31 and have never been treated before. Symptoms are far heart rate, feel like i have to leave where I'm at, hot, and hyper ventilation. Dr gave me lexapro and after nausea for 2 days i ended up

Hello, i am having what i believe ate panic attacks.  I am 31 and have never been treated before.  Symptoms are far heart rate,  feel like i have to leave where I'm at,  hot, and hyper ventilation. Dr gave me lexapro and after nausea for 2 days i ended up

Yep, you are having: classic panic attack sx's--there are about 33 all total. Here's a reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html Find a mental health pro to help figure out how this came about, and then work through how to undo it. We know a lot about panic these days and there are lots or techniques that work. Don't suffer alone. Therapy helps. ...Read more

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Can you take Zophran to help with the nausea from lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can you take Zophran to help with the nausea from lexapro (escitalopram)?

Not recommended: If it’s that you have a supply from a previous prescription, I can’t recommend that you take this without supervision. While a one-time dose likely would not hurt, the two drugs *do* interfere with the electrical conduction in your heart. Nausea from Lexapro (escitalopram) goes away within a couple of weeks; what would be far better is letting your prescriber know and coming up with an alternative together. ...Read more

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I'm going from 15 to 10 mg of lexapro (escitalopram). I have nausea and a weird feeling on my head. Any trick that would make me feel better? Please!

I'm going from 15 to 10 mg of lexapro (escitalopram). I have nausea and a weird feeling on my head. Any trick that would make me feel better? Please!

Go slower: Some people are very sensitive to changes in brain serotonin level, so doses can be changed even slower. Cut the 5mg Lexapro (escitalopram) tab in 1/2 or even 1/4 and drop every 4-7 days. Wait until any side effects pass + 3 more days, then lower again. This will usually prevent the side effects of decrease or increase of medication dose that alters brain neurotransmitter level(s). ...Read more

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Been on lexapro (escitalopram) for six months nausea is terrible any solutions or alternative medication .

Been on lexapro (escitalopram) for six months nausea is terrible any solutions or alternative medication .

SSRI: 1 make sure that you are taking the Lexapro (escitalopram) with food. 2. May wish to split the dose. 3. Consider adding in probiotics - controlled release, multiple strains with millions of cultures. ...Read more

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Last night took first dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 and the nausea is horrible. Please tell me what i can do to help me with nausea to help me get thru this.

Last night took first dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 and the nausea is horrible. Please tell me what i can do to help me with nausea to help me get thru this.

Take it with food: And lower the dose with a pill cutter to 2.5 or 5 mg and gradually raise it up from there. If the nausea continues, which it rarely does for more than a week at the most and is just a function of your gut serotonin receptors getting used to it, your lmd or psychiatrist should be notified if they are in today to call in an as needed medication they feel you might need for nausea.Remember: no booze. ...Read more

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Is severe nausea a side effect from stopping lexapro (escitalopram)?

Is severe nausea a side effect from stopping lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can be: Stopping Lexapro (escitalopram) suddenly is not a good idea, because of possible discontinuation symptoms. Mood swings, irritability, muscle aches, tremors, anxiety, shock-like sensations, head "zaps, " dizziness, balance problems, fatigue, and vomiting can also happen. Please work with your doctor on tapering this medication so you don't have to have such an experience. ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran for occasional nausea while taking the generic form of Lexapro (escitalopram) (on 5mg now will end up at 10mg)?

Yes: No interaction of significance at this dose but tell your doctor you are having nausea. (Look for cause of this symptom) Lexapro (escitalopram) can occasionally cause nausea. ...Read more

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