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Could Lexapro + St. John's Wort be to blame?

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  • Posted By: lithmire
  • July 26, 2008
  • 02:08 AM

I took a 10mg dose of Lexapro on the 21st (it is now the 25th). 3 hours after the dose I began experiencing many side effects including dry mouth, shivering, dry heaving, complete loss of appetite, inability to sleep and more. I'm still experiencing these symptoms, combined with anxiety attacks (I've never had issues with anxiety in the past).
I was taking St. John's Wort (900mg) prior to being given Lexapro by my doctor, but had discontinued the supplement about 1 week before. Could they still be interacting? I'm afraid it may be serotonin syndrome or a similar issue.

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