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Side effects of Lexapro - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi I recently started taking Lexapro about 2 weeks ago. I started off with 5mg and after 2 weeks (yesterday) I started taking 10mg. Is it normal to hear ringing in your ears as a side effect? The first week I took it I felt terrible and had headaches and major fatigue and now that I have upped the dosage I feel that way yet again, but with loud ringing in my ears. I am also on xanax as needed for anxiety.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxx here
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Hi thank you.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you have the symptomns immidietly after starting Lexpro
User :   The first time and upping the dosage, yeah I'd say about a day after
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I was on lexapro once before and I remember it made me feel awful right at first. I just don't remember the ear thing.
Doctor :   Generally ringing sound is termed a tinnitus
Doctor :   The condtion is more related to middle ear problem than drug s
Doctor :   The most common side effects of lexpro are
User :   Okay, we'll I'm 23 years old and healthy other than asthma. Should I see my Dr about it? or lower the lexapro and see if that helps?
Doctor :   nausea, insomnia, drowsiness, increased sweating
Doctor :   Yes that would help you too
Doctor :   Let me ask you few more questions to help you better
Doctor :   Do you face the ringing sound following postural changes
User :   No it's pretty constant especially in the morning so maybe since I was laying down all night. It gets better through out the day.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then the problems more concerns with posture right
Doctor :   So you mean to say feel better while sleeping
User :   I feel better as I'm awake through out the day, it's worse after I wake up.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thats what i meant after posture change
Doctor :   From lying down to standing
User :   Yeah.
Doctor :   Then I would rather suggest you get examined by ENT specialist
User :   Okay, I can do that
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you?
User :   No that is all, thank you !!
Doctor :   Wishing you speedy recovery
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   Thank you :)
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   Bye
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