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Mary
I'm taking 10 mg of Lexapro and 0.5 of Sanax, should I replace them for one of 50 mg of trazodone ? my major concern is insomnia

Terri
Sun sensitivity
Can lexapro cause sun sensitivity? I just stated taking this med last fall. I've always tanned easy rarely ever burning. In the last few weeks I've noticed if i spend any time outside I've been experiencing itching and burning of my skin. I'm not talking about a sunburn.sunburn. It's a tingling burning feeling.
May 3, 2015
After 8 years with Parkinson's I have developed a skin rash in areas most exposed to the sun (lower legs & arms). Would appreciate advice on relief until I can schedule a dermatologist visit.o

Geogirl
Been on lexapro for 12 years. It's a wonder drug for me. It's given me a shot at living a quality life. The problem--weight gain! Argh! I'm up about 50 pounds from when I started it. If I could do away with the weight gain....my life would be even more awesome than it is right now!

London
Fainted after 4 days on Lexapro
Beware! Ambulance took me to ER yesterday when I fainted while having lunch with my Mother. I had taken Lexapro just 4 times. I also had a small dosage of Ativan (for anxiety) that may have contributed to my dehydration. The combination of the two drugs apparently don't agree with my system. Scary stuff! I had blood tests, etc. done and was treated with IV fluids in ER - then released, stopped meds until I meet with my doctor in a couple days.

miss dinguette
Lexapro, sleepwalking state and alcohol
I drank more red wine than usual traveling with a friend. I took Lexapro in same time frame. In the morning, my friend woke me up, saying, "Turn over, you're snoring." I was sure I was awake because I could hear him clearly - 3 times! - and I replied clearly that I wasn't snoring; I was awake. He said no, you're not. I don't think I was paralyzed, because I turned onto my back finally. But I never heard myself snoring. (I may have sleep apnea, too.) Sound familiar to anyone? First time, btw.

Lauren
Lexapro and Hiccups
Okay so I started taking Lexapro and Wellbutrin in the summer and started having a bunch of random hiccups. I didn't really notice it until a few months ago. I asked my doctor if he thought it could be a side effect and apparently yes, it is. This is do weird to me but..yeah.
Jamie
April 21, 2014
Yawning is a side affect because of oxygen intake changing so the hiccups sounds normal when thinking about that. Any time I have to restart Lexapro I yawn soooo much.

Amanda
Antidepressants I
Have been on cocktail of prothiaden 75mg and 5 to 10 lexapro for 2 plus found new doctor said did you know why you feel shocking you are on cocktail similar speed your head and brain cannot take serotonin plus3chemicals in prothiaden this old needs to retire or go back to training in psychiatric school

Evanthe
taking ginkgo with lexapro for SSRI sexual dysfunction
So I had taken Lexapro in the past with wonderful results for my depression/anxiety. However, for as wonderful as it worked for those issues it impacted me sexually in a negative way to the same degree. It was as though I was numb 'down there' and increased blood flow and sensation never occurred. I couldn't orgasm or even enjoy the act. It was devastating. I stopped it and tried other types of ADs that worked but caused more side effects. I'm back on Lexapro now and decided to try ginkgo with it, as I read it reverses the SSRI sexual dysfunction. It definitely works! I'm able to enjoy intimacy and orgasm again!

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My primary dr prescribed lexapro for my anxiety with...
" ...minute amt of lexapro. My primary dr prescribed lexapro for my anxiety with my ...from the lexapro--along wi... "

social anxieties. I take Lexapro, which has been a miracle...
" ...anxieties. I take Lexapro, which has been a miracle drug ...successful with Lexapro. My anxi... "

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We found 235,532 discussions
Mary
I'm taking 10 mg of Lexapro and 0.5 of Sanax, should I replace them for one of 50 mg of trazodone ? my major concern is insomnia

Terri
Sun sensitivity
Can lexapro cause sun sensitivity? I just stated taking this med last fall. I've always tanned easy rarely ever burning. In the last few weeks I've noticed if i spend any time outside I've been experiencing itching and burning of my skin. I'm not talking about a sunburn.sunburn. It's a tingling burning feeling.
May 3, 2015
After 8 years with Parkinson's I have developed a skin rash in areas most exposed to the sun (lower legs & arms). Would appreciate advice on relief until I can schedule a dermatologist visit.o

Geogirl
Been on lexapro for 12 years. It's a wonder drug for me. It's given me a shot at living a quality life. The problem--weight gain! Argh! I'm up about 50 pounds from when I started it. If I could do away with the weight gain....my life would be even more awesome than it is right now!

London
Fainted after 4 days on Lexapro
Beware! Ambulance took me to ER yesterday when I fainted while having lunch with my Mother. I had taken Lexapro just 4 times. I also had a small dosage of Ativan (for anxiety) that may have contributed to my dehydration. The combination of the two drugs apparently don't agree with my system. Scary stuff! I had blood tests, etc. done and was treated with IV fluids in ER - then released, stopped meds until I meet with my doctor in a couple days.

miss dinguette
Lexapro, sleepwalking state and alcohol
I drank more red wine than usual traveling with a friend. I took Lexapro in same time frame. In the morning, my friend woke me up, saying, "Turn over, you're snoring." I was sure I was awake because I could hear him clearly - 3 times! - and I replied clearly that I wasn't snoring; I was awake. He said no, you're not. I don't think I was paralyzed, because I turned onto my back finally. But I never heard myself snoring. (I may have sleep apnea, too.) Sound familiar to anyone? First time, btw.

Lauren
Lexapro and Hiccups
Okay so I started taking Lexapro and Wellbutrin in the summer and started having a bunch of random hiccups. I didn't really notice it until a few months ago. I asked my doctor if he thought it could be a side effect and apparently yes, it is. This is do weird to me but..yeah.
Jamie
April 21, 2014
Yawning is a side affect because of oxygen intake changing so the hiccups sounds normal when thinking about that. Any time I have to restart Lexapro I yawn soooo much.

Amanda
Antidepressants I
Have been on cocktail of prothiaden 75mg and 5 to 10 lexapro for 2 plus found new doctor said did you know why you feel shocking you are on cocktail similar speed your head and brain cannot take serotonin plus3chemicals in prothiaden this old needs to retire or go back to training in psychiatric school

Evanthe
taking ginkgo with lexapro for SSRI sexual dysfunction
So I had taken Lexapro in the past with wonderful results for my depression/anxiety. However, for as wonderful as it worked for those issues it impacted me sexually in a negative way to the same degree. It was as though I was numb 'down there' and increased blood flow and sensation never occurred. I couldn't orgasm or even enjoy the act. It was devastating. I stopped it and tried other types of ADs that worked but caused more side effects. I'm back on Lexapro now and decided to try ginkgo with it, as I read it reverses the SSRI sexual dysfunction. It definitely works! I'm able to enjoy intimacy and orgasm again!

Post from
csn.cancer.org
My primary dr prescribed lexapro for my anxiety with...
" ...minute amt of lexapro. My primary dr prescribed lexapro for my anxiety with my ...from the lexapro--along wi... "

social anxieties. I take Lexapro, which has been a miracle...
" ...anxieties. I take Lexapro, which has been a miracle drug ...successful with Lexapro. My anxi... "

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