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Hello all im hoping that someone has help or has expeierinced what i have been going through. Im a 24 yr old female. I went to the doctor about 2 moths ago for a pain in my side while i was there i mentioned i had been having some anxiety here and there so she instanly prescribes me Lexapro. It was a 10mg dose so i took it and the nightmare began, i took it at 9 at night i woke up at 5 in the moring with a racing heart i had the chills, my chest was completley cold and i was wide awake and jittery. i debated going to the ER but instead just laid down and let it pass. i finally fell back asleep and woke up still feeling horrible i felt like i had the flu i was dizzy lightheaded i felt drunk. i then started vomiting all day and couldnt eat or drink. i called the doctor and they told me this was normal to keep taking it. i debated it and by the end of the night i decdided to never take this drug again. i was feeling worse than i did i constanly had this feeling that i was dying which i know is the anxiety but man was my anxiety high. So for the next 4 days i was sick couldnt go to work i was having memory loss and brain fog i didnt even really feel like i was there most the time. Slowy i came out of it. well 3 days later i got strep throat so i took antibiotics for that for 2 days i woke up one morning feeling lightheaed and dizzy again figured it would go away but it never did im a server and it was fathers day weekend so i had to be at work. i had a hard time standing up i would get pale and feel like i was going to faint. i finally make it through the weekend so i go back to the doctor she tells me im dehydrated so i drink alot of fluids like the most i ever drink. i had pedialyte and gatorade. it helped a little but i still wasnt feeling normal. my birthday came around and my boyfriend and family wanted to take me out but in couldnt do it i had 0 energy and still felt off. so now its friday back to the doctor i go this time it was a differnt doctor who kicked my family out and asked me what i thouight was going on he wasnt very nice. accused me of having a bad life and basically told me i was crazy i told him about the lexapro he tried to tell me to take it again....yeah no. he did do an EKG on my heart which was normal. He sent me on my way with no answers and making me feel like i was loosing my mind. So here i am at a total loss its been about 2 months since i have really felt myself. i do have good and bad days but always have a costant worry in the back of my head. i get dizzy spells i still feel drunk at times and not to metion a constant headache. i had another panic attack at 5 in the morning recenlty and it drains me i feel sick and weak after it. So heres my questioin can one pill really do this to someone. I can tell you that i am healthy i have a great life and im happy....well besides the fact that i really never feel good. i can also tell you that before i took Lexapro i never had a panic attack and i never had a constant fear of dying. so someone please help i dont want to feel like this anymore not only is it taking its toll on me but my poor boyfriend and family as well. The only drug im taking right now is a low does birth control Progestin. Thanks for reading sorry its long.
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