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I've had hypochondria for over a year, I had CBT treatment which so far helped me a lot with the anxiety.
In the last two weeks I had a significant increase in the levels of my HA, I went to a psychiatrist and was prescribed 5 mg Cipralex for now to take before bedtime, I took my first one just now.
Because I read about so many side effects and body sensations caused by this antidepressant, I wanted to make a list of them so that I can refer to it each time a symptom makes me anxious.
Anyone who was on Escitalopram (Cipralex/Lexapro) post here your symptoms.
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Re: Cipralex/Lexapro/Escitalopram - What symptoms to expect and ignore?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 06:30:58 AM »
Are you sure this is wise? IME, knowing the side-effects is a 'good' way of ensuring you'll experience them all. Being pill-phobic I still have my pharmacist remove the data sheets from my drugs, even thought I could probably list them all from memory. Ignorance, even pretense of ignorance can be bliss. The bottom line on this is that while side-effects can be unpleasant, they don't cause any actual harm.

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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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Re: Cipralex/Lexapro/Escitalopram - What symptoms to expect and ignore?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 09:54:17 AM »
I agree with Ian. For me, I simply assess how I feel, if it a minor abrasion I continue with my day, if it were major (I haven't had any with lexapro, I did years ago with Paxil) I would call my doctor for advice. "Preparing" for them beforehand seems like a recipe for creating side effects that might not have ever happened ha one not read about them.
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