Is anyone taking Lexapro?

I'm just curious. I'm 17 and started taking it, by doctors orders. For the first few weeks I was taking it I was very suicidal. I'm taking it to ease anxiety, but I was just wondering how you're "suppose to feel" while taking this medication.

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Make up your own mind. Do you really have to be on drugs?

    Summary of Adverse Reaction Reports for Lexapro (Escitalopram)

    2,029 Cases

    Note - these are not all adverse reactions - only those most serious.

    Depression Suicidal/Suicidal Ideations: 136

    Attempted Suicides (not completed): 82

    Completed Suicides: 189

    Deaths (not from Suicide): 33

    Homicidal Ideations: 10

    Homicides/Murders: 9

    Hypomania/Mania: 32

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    TOP 20 adverse reactions

    Completed Suicide, Convulsion, Suicidal Ideation, Condition Aggravated, Depression, Nausea, Loss of Consciousness, Drug Exposure During Pregnancy, Dizziness, Anxiety, Hyponatraemia, Tremor, Insomnia, Confusional State, Suicide Attempt, Drug Interaction, Agitation, Feeling Abnormal, Fatigue, Headache


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  • 4 years ago

    I do have problems with vertigo. Not sure if its the Lexapro, Lithium, or Thyroid replacement that is causing it. Once, the Lexapro was unknowingly substituted with Lipitor by my old pharmacy. For a month I felt like crap with Vertigo, flu like symptoms, bone weariness. Now I CHECK all my meds to make sure there are no further mix ups. I never experienced the shuffling noise that you are dealing with. I know what you mean with your doc not believing you. Mine had a real skeptical look on his face when I said the Paxil was causing me to feel like I was being zapped (I finally trolled the net and discovered others had the same experience). Lexapro is much more forgiving of a missed dose. Paxil was much worse.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think medication make you suicidal. I am not a drug rep of Lexapro. I think people are suicidal because there are some kind of stresses in their lives that they can not solve. Well, people may say I don't have stress at all. Not having a long term goal is also a stress. When you get up and you do not have to go to work or to go to school. What else you can do. Playing Nintendo all day? If I were you, I would think about what I am going to do while I am still young.

  • 1 decade ago

    That's actually a pretty common side effect -- for some reason, with a lot of these medications, people start to feel like they're going crazy during the first couple weeks. If it hasn't gone away yet, I'm sure it will pass, but definitely mention it to your doctor.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have taken Lexapro and my husband is currently.

    This medication is not for use in children. Consult your doctor.

  • 1 decade ago

    You should not feel suicidal while on Lexapro. It should make you feel happier, talk to your doctor.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Can psychiatrists help you? Are there any cures in psychiatry today?

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