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Recently Diagnosed...Lexapro?

Hey ladies....I was just diagnosed last Thursday with some kind of PPD...for me it's much more anxiety-based than depression.  Nonetheless, I have had a rough go of it lately and am returning to work tomorrow, as well- yikes!  I just started on lexapro and am only taking 5mg a day, but seem to be getting horrible headaches.  Just curious if anyone else has had this occur and if they went away or did you have to switch meds etc...?  Thanks!
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Re: Recently Diagnosed...Lexapro?

  • no headaches, it can cause dizziness.  but again, no for me.  but man, I forgot a few doses and the withdraws... eeeek.  I was acting out in my sleep. 

    i did better on prozac 10mg for ppd.

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  • I am on Wellbutrin for PPD. My dr. added Lex when I went back to work. I had bad dizziness and real bad sexual side effects...no desire and inability to climax. I couldnt deal and had to go off of it. I am doing well on the Wellbutrin and Klonopin as needed for my bad days. GL to you.
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  • I was on lexapro few years ago to treat depression. It does have side affects like dizziness, headaches. Getting off of lexapro was a challenge for me. It was basically making me severely dizzy to the point one day while crossing the street I felt dizzy and fell on a car that was stopped at a red light. I would never go back on lexapro every again. Is there a way to switch to another medication.GL. 
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  • I'm on it right now. So far so good, I've been a little nauseous but it's going away slowly. I tend to get tension headaches anyway though.

    On a side note, it seems to be working really well for me.

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    I'm on it right now. So far so good, I've been a little nauseous but it's going away slowly. I tend to get tension headaches anyway though.

    On a side note, it seems to be working really well for me.

    Exactly this for me too.

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