I took Lexapro for the first time yesterday morning.
I am taking it for anxiety...I am 25 and have finally made the decision to get help. I have had anxiety as far back as I can remember, back to elementary school. I have always been able to deal with it until recently. I started working about 9 months ago and that's when the anxiety started getting bad. I think alot of it has to do with being away from my children while I am at work. I am a worrier anyway and now it has just really spun out of control.
Anyway, yesterday I took the Lexapro at 8:30AM, at about 10AM I started to feel horrible! Extreme nausea, never threw up....wish I would have, maybe I would have felt better. I laid down and fell out until 12PM. When I woke up I felt really hung over. During my nausea I also felt this really cold tingling sensation through out my body, but I was sweating.
Needless to say this reaction has scared me like crazy and I didnt take my second pill this morning. I have decided to not take anything at all and try to cope with my worries some other way.
I still feel mild nausea today, but something I can deal with.
Anyone else experience this? And after only taking one pill when can I expect this drug to be flushed from my body?