Lexapro Side Effects- A Brief Important Instruction
Are you a loved one suffering from depression or anxiety? Has your doctor recommended you take Lexapro or the generic version as Attalla pram? Are you concerned about the possible Lexapro Side Effects? If so, then this is important information for you. Keep Reading to learn a little more about what to read out for, and how this medication can be helpful to you.
Welcome to new article and this is your home for practical and accurate information to help your family make healthy decisions. This is the channel that focuses on bringing better health to your home. In today’s episode, we’re going to be going over a common antidepressant named Attalla. pram, or more commonly referred to as Lexapro as a talent pram is a generic version of Lexapro, which was released in 2002.
According to Dr. Richardson, Practical experiences, Lexapro is a medication that is used most commonly to treat clinical depression and anxiety. It’s in the class of medications that we call SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These are a group of medications that target the hormone serotonin and help decrease how rapidly it is broken down in the nerves. Thus keeping your serotonin levels a little bit higher.
It’s one of the vital chemicals or neurotransmitters that help regulate a lot of the functions of the body like mood, social behavior, appetite, digestion, sleep, memory, among other things. It’s one of the chemicals that plays a big role in depression and anxiety when you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, in addition to things like eating healthy and exercise, counseling, and therapy, and getting plenty of sleep, targeting these chemicals in the brain has been found to be very helpful, and allowing people to resume a normal life when they’re battling with these conditions.
Lexapro Side Effects
So let’s talk about who tends to benefit from taking us to telegram. The first condition that we use it for is clinical depression. With depression, you tend to have symptoms like difficulty concentrating, remembering things, or making decisions. You may also suffer from fatigue, feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness. You may also feel hopeless, experienced sleeping problems, mood swings, have a loss of interest in things that you once enjoyed.
Appetite changes, generalized pain, persistent sad or empty feelings, or even suicidal thoughts or attempts. Those that are going through anxiety may have symptoms. Such as the sudden and unexplained onset of rapid heart rate sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, pain in your chest, fear of dying, numbness, and tingling throughout your body. Or just a generalized feeling of anxiousness all the time, you just can’t explain. If you’re going through these symptoms, you need to seek help.
You don’t have to live your whole life feeling this way. Go see your doctor so you can get an accurate diagnosis and figure out a good treatment plan for you. Remember, depression and anxiety are as real of a medical condition as diabetes or high blood pressure. And you shouldn’t feel any different about treating these conditions than you would with any other medical condition.
Okay, so you’ve talked to your doctor, and you both have decided that you for your symptoms. Lexapro is going to be part of your treatment plan. So what should you expect? Well, first of all, it comes in pill doses of 510 and 20 milligrams, most people end up being on 10 to 20 milligrams. That’s the kind of medication though, that you need to take daily if you’re going to be on it. Most people will start to notice some difference within one to two weeks. But it typically doesn’t reach its full effect for four to six weeks.
So you should be following up with your doctor within two to four weeks after starting on it to report and how things are working. If you’re going to be taking it, you want to make sure that you’re not missing a lot of doses. Doing so can really affect how well it’s going to work and increase your risk of having Lexapro Side Effects.
Consultant with Doctor
Also, unless you’re having some significant problems with the medication, especially after being alive for a few weeks, you don’t want to stop this medication abruptly. After being on it for a while your brain gets used to a certain level of us serotonin is stopping it quickly will really throw you off and make you feel bad. Most doctors recommend that if the medication is working well for you, you should take it for at least six months before you think about stopping it.
stopping it sooner than that because you feel like your depression anxiety is gone, increases your risk of having your symptoms return. If you feel like it is something that is making a big difference in your life, and you want to continue on longer than six months, then it’s really safe to do so. I had patients that decided that they need to stay on it for years and that really works for them. So what kind of Lexapro Side Effects should you look out for?
Well, as with any medication, you can find a big list of Lexapro Side Effects that will be listed on the paperwork from your pharmacist. Sometimes these lists can be intimidating, but in the case of Lexapro, It is generally well tolerated. I rarely have patients on it that want to stop it due to significant Lexapro Side Effects. However, any medication has the potential of having some Lexapro Side Effects.
Common Side Effects
Some common ones that are possible would be some headaches, nausea, tiredness or difficulty sleeping, maybe some dry mouth constipation or abdominal pain. These types of Symptoms tend to be short-lived in most people. And oftentimes, by modifying maybe when you take it or by even taking some food with it, you can improve or even avoid a lot of them. Usually, with time they start to get better on their own.
Whatever consumed a lot of people have is effective the antidepressants can have on your intimate relations. This can be a known problem with most antidepressants but haven’t seen it quite as much with Attalla pram, as with maybe some other end of depressants. Now, there are some ways that we can work with that problem. So if it occurs to you don’t stop it, talk to your doctor and see what they have to say.
Now, probably the most common reason that I have somebody stop this or any antidepressant medication is that they just didn’t like the way they made him feel. It may help with their depression or anxiety, so they don’t feel sad anymore, but they don’t feel happy either. And that certainly isn’t the goal. That’s kind of treatment. Our goal is to help you lift you up out of the hole that you’re in, and help you see that life is doable again.
If we turn you into a zombie, and you’re neither happy nor sad, we aren’t doing any favors. We still want you to be happy when you’re supposed to be happy and when sad when you’re supposed to be sad. So if you’re noticing things like this and talk to your doctor about it, there are other options that are out there.
Some Rare Lexapro Side Effects
Now, there are some rare Lexapro Side Effects you need to pay more attention to though this is not an exhaustive list. However, it’s important to know that first of all, all antidepressant medications, including us a telegram has the risk of making your symptoms worse at first. You may be feeling down right now. But if all of a sudden your depression anxiety gets worse, are you start having suicidal thoughts, you need to be in contact with your doctor and get help. I always recommend that when starting these kinds of medications that you can find in somebody you trust and tell them that you’re taking it.
Let them know about these risks so they can help you recognize them. What is happening and assist you in getting the help that you need. Other Lexapro Side Effects can be certain hearty arrhythmias. Electrolyte disturbances, allergic reactions. And something called serotonin syndrome, where your body gets too much serotonin. This is very rare that can present with symptoms like agitation, confusion, rapid heart rate. And high blood pressure, dilated pupils, loss of muscle coordination, muscle rigidity, diarrhea, and heavy sweating.
If you think this is happening to you then get into your doctor and emergency room right away. Now the worst part about discussing the Lexapro Side Effects of medications is getting away from taking them. It’s important to keep the respect that the vast majority of people taking us Attalla pram do. Really well, with minimal to no Lexapro Side Effects.
Dr. Richardson says that So if you’re deciding not to take the medication like this. Due to fear of having very rare Lexapro Side Effects. You can potentially be robbing yourself are an important tool and treating this disease. Remember, it’s important to keep the perspective that if you’re having a problem with the medication. You don’t need to stay on it. There are a lot of other options out there. So get into your doctor and talk to them about your concerns.
Depression anxiety can be a very debilitating condition. It’s as real as any other medical condition out there. When you have true clinical depression taking something like Lexapro can be in life-altering step. I’m always amazed at what significant differences medication has had in the life of my patients. It’s certainly not for everybody. And yes, there are some other nonmedication options out there that may work for you. If however, you and your doctor feel that this is the best option for your treatment plan. You now have a good foundation of knowledge of what to expect. What kind of Lexapro Side Effects to watch for having that information be really powerful in your life.
This is not an all-inclusive discussion on Lexapro. So remember my purpose in sharing this information is to help give information. That you can think about and discuss with your own doctor. It’s not meant to give you direct medical advice in your own personal situation. So take this information and discuss it with your own doctor. Overall, I hope you found this information to be helpful especially in taking away some of the stigmas that surround taking medication for mental health issues.
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Hello Guys this is Saddam Hossain and I’m a Founder of an Affiliate Market and also Medicine Practitioner. This Data is Collected From Various Sources. Like ICMR, FDA, WHO, and many other resources. I would like special Thanks to Mr. Dr. Richardson For lots of Help with this article.