Lexapro causing panic attacks

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So I don't have something to lean on during those panic attacks and to help with the insomnia. I feel like my heart stopped and I be shaking. It happened again last night at 3 am. I began taking Lexapro in January and began feeling better after about a month.

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So I'm glad I upped the dosage and I guess I just have to be patient with the side effects from upping the dosage. I think it's a very wise idea to wean yourself off of it, because I quit taking it cold turkey and I had some really bad withdrawl symptoms that lasted for a week or two.

I have never had a panic attack, only anxious moments, and was so scared that I went to the hospital. The fear is to temporarily alieve one problem for a bigger problem. Can lexapro cause panic attacks? Any other encouragement would be so helpful! Said panic attack lasted roughly a week, perhaps a little more.

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Now, I just weaned myself off of it and am experiencing withdrawl symptoms big time my doc suggested going down by 5mg every week way too fast for me and I even went longer then the doc suggested on each dose. I agree, if you've never had panic attacks before being put on lexapro, then you shouldn't be on lexapro. But now the minutes go by as if they are hours! I have been off for 4 months now and my symptoms just kept getting worse and worse until I can barely function or stand it.

Then, this horrible anxiety would kick in that caused me severe panic attacks. Join Date Dec Posts 1. I'm starting to worry that Escitalopram is only good for ppl with depression I'm driving again" etc etc etc. Treatment Effectiveness of Lexapro. The easiest way to lookup drug information, identify pills, check interactions and set up your own personal medication records. I can easily control it otherwise. Skip to Content googletag. You mentioned 2 months, but i don't think I can wait that long!

I'm unlocking the car. It may not have been the upped dosage making me feel better, it could've been just the fact that I've been on it for 6 weeks already. I need a thread of hope to hang onto.

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I started Lexapro 10mg 6 weeks ago and that very night had a panic attack I've only had 3 in my lifetimeso I know it was directly from the Lexapro.