I agree with Lyn! If the med gave you problems before, and you are having these types of reactions, it surely isn't right for you! Call your doc. There are SO many meds now that can help with anxiety and depression issues, that the doctor has many other options available. Besides, the normal starting dose for Lexapro is 10mg, and you were on half that, and even a quarter, and are getting all of those problems... it probably isn't for you. I take Lexapro and have for a long time, but it was the 3rd med I tried. Now the doc has added Wellbutrin, and I'm having a bad reaction to that one, so I have a call into the doc about quitting it. It's just that we are all different, and something that works for one, will be really bad for another. Your side effects sound pretty extreme, also, so I would talk to the doc asap. Let us know how you are doing. ((((HUGS)))),
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