Lexapro and a long road

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Alright so I finally got in to see a primary care doc, she's really cool. Well apparently it's odd to have labyrinthitis for 2+ months so she's sending me to see a ent specialist, a rehabilitation center, and sending me for an MRI. Which is amazing. I definitely want to rule anything bad out because this is obnoxious. She has also put me on Lexapro. I'm not sure how to feel about it, I'm very nervous to take it honestly. Does anyone on her take it? Any light you can shed on me? Please and thank you.

Right now I feel off and on that I'm having a psychological melt down. I constantly feel dizzy, mentally drained, I feel like I'm not here or in a dream, I will do something and feel like it was hours ago when it wasn't, ibhave trouble remembering what I did during the day, has anyone felt this way? I'm so confused and scared. Please anyone I need help, advise on what to do. I feel like this is the begining of a long road ahead, and I feel like I'm getting worse.

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    How are you sleeping? Have you got labyrinthitis?I know of people who have had labyrinthitis on and off for years,so I don't know what your doc is banging on about.

     

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    Hiya...just thought id reply cos my doctors thought I had Labyrinthitis and I feel exactly the way u do.  Am sure that Labyrinithitis can last longer than 2 months but just wanted to say what happened to me cos might help you.

    I went really dizzy and nearly fainted about 8 weeks ago...it came out of the blue....I had a massive panic attack after and from then I felt spaced out...the dizziness was terrible for 6 weeks...I thought I was dying...I couldnt even walk from the front room to the kitchen...I was so dizzy.

    I was severe Anemic which caused the first dizzy spell but I got it treated and was still dizzy....I was still spaced out...I thought I was having a stroke or had a brain tumour or something terrible.

    8 weeks on and am still spaced out most of the day...the dizziness has died down but am having panic attacks,obssessive thoughts that terrible things are wrong with me...I have been told numerous times that it is all Anxiety.

    I like you struggle to believe that Anxiety can make you feel so physically and mentally ill but it can. Am glad u are having tests but if they came back clear I think you will have to accept that it is Anxiety and it can cause all those terrible symptoms.

    Take Care x

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      Anxiety can cause 24/7 dizziness and constant ringing in the ear? I feel completely spaced out constantly, it sucks bad. My memory has gone out of whack, last night was the first night I've actually gotten any decent sleep. I found that turning all the lights off and listening to a guy talk about anxiety attacks or rain sounds will put me right out.
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    I take Lexapro..... it called Escitalopram as well isnt it...I been taking 5mg for nearly 4 weeks...they are upping it this week. I haven't had many side effects from it.... it meant to be well tolerated by most. It has helped with the panic attacks and the spacedoutness to a minor degree so am hoping once they up it I will improve more.  Just start taking them...I hate taking pills but I just figured anything is better than feeling like this x
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      How old are you? What side effects did you have? That's what I'm going to start on, I hate taking pills badly and always feel like I'm going to have all the effects from them. It sucks bad but that's something I will have to get over I guess. Do you take it at night or in the morning?
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       I am 39.....Honest I was so scared of taking the pills but the only side effect I had was a bit of increased anxiety in the first week and like a tingly feeling in my arms and legs...I dont even though though if it was the tablets or my anxiety coz  I was so worried about taking the tablets! I take it in the morning x
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      Nah they dont make me sleepy...and I duno really about how long they take to kick in...side effects went away after about 2 weeks and my partner was the one that noticed I am a bit better cos am less scared to be on my own and less panicking and waking up at night etc. I still dont feel good but am better than I was 4 weeks ago lets put it that way. x
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      All your both saying I'm the same. I know its anxiety because I had it after my son and now again after my daughters birth 13wks ago. I know the spaces out disconnected feeling is awful !!! I feel rotten still but I will stop alone now where as before I wouldn't be at all in was so scared. I'm on week 5 of sertraline. Not feel real is the worse (dream like state )
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