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Can withdrawal feel the same as acclimating to lexapro (escitalopram)? Experiencing dizziness same as when i started the drug. Off for two weeks.

Yes: You may be experiencing an ssri discontinuation sydrome which may cause you to feel like you have the flu with sxs like GI upset, headache, feeling faint or dizzy etc. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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I started Lexapro (escitalopram) 3 days ago and am experiencing worse anxiety and dizziness. Is this normal?

Dose dependent: Side effects. One has to remember that lexapro (escitalopram) is quite potent. Usual guideline I use is 5mg lexapro (escitalopram) is equal to about 20mg fluoxetine (Prozac). So make sure your dose has started out low and gone slow to adjust upward. Too fast and yes, side effects like you describe could be experienced. Please speak to your doctor asap about all possible causes and adjust medication as necessary. ...Read more

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Approximately how long can it take for the dizziness (lightheaded) to go away from stopping lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg. ?

SSRI discontinuation: syndrome - How long were you on the lexapro (escitalopram)? SSRI withdrawal sxs' are less likely if you were on the medication a short time. You were also on a low dose which helps. A guess would be that it would start diminishing a few days after it started (not necessarily after stopping the med).. If you still are having sx's that you believe may be due to stopping lexapro (escitalopram) after 2 weeks - than let your > ...Read more

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Stopped taking lexapro (escitalopram) fpr about two weeks aftrer being on it for about a year ive been having horrible nausea and dizziness should i justrestart it ?

Stopped taking lexapro (escitalopram) fpr about two weeks aftrer being on it for about a year ive been having horrible nausea and dizziness should i justrestart it ?

Lexapro, (escitalopram) Anxiety: I understand your distress. Symptoms of Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal will decrease in intensity if you decreased the dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) gradually. Believe in Healing powers of your body! Nausea and dizziness can also be due to stress in your life causing Anxiety. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, discuss reasons for starting Lexapro (escitalopram), side effects, withdrawal symptoms and management; Therapy for stresses in life ...Read more

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Been taking 20 mg Lexapro (escitalopram) for almost 4 weeks now. Have started to feel very tired and dizzy. Also taking Quillivant XR. Do I need to lower my lexapro (escitalopram)?

Been taking 20 mg Lexapro (escitalopram) for almost 4 weeks now. Have started to feel very tired and dizzy. Also taking Quillivant XR. Do I need to lower my lexapro (escitalopram)?

See your doctor: Too little info. to answer question. Could be from either med's side effects, drug interaction or other reasons. Did you get a baseline EKG before starting Quillivant? If not, would suggest get one to make sure no cardiac side effects. Need to know what meds and doses you've been taking when you felt very tired/dizzy. Talk to your prescribing doctor without delay for guidance. ...Read more

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