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   Posted 8/15/2007 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
So my doctor put me on Lexapro for GAD.
Anyone have pretty intense nausea the first day you took it? mine is either the pill or my crohn's disease

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   Posted 8/16/2007 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I was extremely sick the fist couple of days, I asked people on here and they say it's diff. for everyone, It may only last a couple of days or a couple of weeks, just depends on how ur body takes it, Good luck w/ it I hope it helps.

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   Posted 8/16/2007 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I also have Crohns but do not take the Lexapro BB is right it is different for everyone you can get something for the nausea I am sure
I have read from ppl it does not last long

How is your CD doing

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**BTW......There are many threads on Lexapro just go to top of pg and click on pages til you find them it is quite popular med from what I see and has great results for very many **

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   Posted 8/16/2007 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I am very lucky as I have an extremly mild case of CD. It flares MAYBE once a year unless Im under stress like I have been for the last 7 months. Otherwise it's really well behaved. Day 2 of lexapro, still really sick to my stomach. It seems to come and go, getting REALLY bad then going away completly. Im thinking this might b related to the CD not the pill, because I am also waiting for an HIV test to come back (which im almost 100% sure is negative, but hey, I like to worry)

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   Posted 8/16/2007 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning

I was on Lexapro and did not experience the nausea but also Lexapro did not work for me............ eyes

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   Posted 8/16/2007 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I was on Lexapro and for the first few days I was pretty nauseous and had no appetite whatsoever, but I was glad about it because I was also on prednisone and it was nice to have a break from my ravenous appetite. Also, my pupils were dilated for the first week, and I could NOT stop yawning! I really felt Lexapro worked for me, but when I ran out of sample packs, we discovered that my insurance didn't cover it so my doctor switched me to Citalopram, which is the generic Celexa. I do not feel this is nearly as effective for me and I'm pretty bummed out about it because I feel like I'm back at square one now.

But yeah, I would say hang in there and give it as much of a chance as you can, and if after a few weeks it really doesn't seem to be helping then you should go to your doctor and discuss other options. That's what I'm doing Monday :/
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of spine from long term prednisone use

Current Meds:
Primadophilus Reuteri
20 mg Citalopram (for depression/social anxiety)
125mg Imuran
10meq Potassium Cl

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   Posted 8/16/2007 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't have any issues with Lexapro and feeling nausious. Just thought I'd put in my 2 cents. It works differently for everyone though, so who knows. It should get better soon, and if not, chat with your doctor!

Wishing you all the best!
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New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
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Best Wishes to all...Tammy

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