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Lexapro and vertigo
« on: August 23, 2014, 08:51:31 AM »
Anybody in here take lexapro and get vertigo?
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Re: Lexapro and vertigo
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 09:55:03 PM »
Anybody in here take lexapro and get vertigo?

Yes, it is a known side-effect. But it can be an anxiety symptom too. If you've only recently started taking Lexapro then it will probably soon go away. Most of the initial SSRI side-effects usually do.

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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: Lexapro and vertigo
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 10:07:07 PM »
I have been on lexapro for a year now, prior to the lexapro I felt off balance but didnt have the spins, the last six months I have been waking up with vertigo. I'm very discouraged I have to push myself everyday to live between the dizziness and anxiety.
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Re: Lexapro and vertigo
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 10:55:41 PM »
In the past IME when I had some periods of vertigo - depending on the AD medication I was on...

I would purchase OTC  motion sickness tablets at Walgreens drug store.

I found good success with Bonine motion sickness tabs -.1 per day.
I would try 1/2 tablet at first - it may cause some drowsiness.

This was very helpful for me....


Just an idea :action-smiley-065:
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Re: Lexapro and vertigo
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 11:47:56 PM »
Anybody in here take lexapro and get vertigo?
Have you upped your dosage?
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Re: Lexapro and vertigo
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2014, 12:19:44 AM »
I have been on lexapro for a year now, prior to the lexapro I felt off balance but didnt have the spins, the last six months I have been waking up with vertigo. I'm very discouraged I have to push myself everyday to live between the dizziness and anxiety.

So the Lexapro isn't controlling your anxiety disorder? If not then you either need to up the dose, or if at the maximum think about switching to something else.

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