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Lexapro Withdrawal Itching
Lexapro, (escitalopram) causing itching,welts, nausea and cold sweat. Quit taking it 3 days ago but still itchy and nauseas. What should I do?
Ramp down?: I would have suggested tapering the dose as suddenly quitting those meds can cause your exact symptoms. Also depends on what dose you were imin. If already at lowest dose can cut down yo every other day for a week and even down to every three days after that for another 5-7 days. Your body needs to adjust to the lack of serotonin. ...Read more
I started taking lexapro (escitalopram) recently, I have itching and have itchy spots on my ankles It's calmed down a bit with cortizone. Anxiety or med to blame?
Right eye has been red for 2 days. No burning, itching, pain, goop or swelling. Eye has watered today. Started 10mg lexapro (escitalopram) week ago. Why is eye red?
Lexapro (escitalopram) not culprit: Hi AmandaL- In my experience, Lexapro (escitalopram) is unlikely to cause red eye in just one eye. If it was a drug reaction, it would be more likely to be in both eyes. It could be: allergies, eye contamination, eye trauma such as a scratch. Good luck. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
I stopped taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 3 days ago after a month. No withdrawal so far. Chances it'll still happen?
Not likely: 1 month is not that long of a course to develop a significant reliance on the medication and you should not have any significant withdraw from dicontinuing it. Everyone metabolizes medications differently, but also the fact that after 3 days off, and you have no issues, that also suggests you will be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forgot to take Lexapro (escitalopram) 15mg 2-3 days. Feel terrible, probably withdrawals. Should I take full dose now and again in the morning or wait till morning
Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal: Depending on dose & length of time being on lexapro, (escitalopram) usually there is gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, bloating, as well as nervousness & headaches. All in all, compared to other antidepressants, those symptoms are usually mild. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer