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Review: could Lexapro cause Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness (Fatigue)?

Summary: Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 35,756 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,849 have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness. Find out below who they are, when they have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,473 Lexapro users)

Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness

Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 200,643 Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 35,756 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 2,848 people (7.97%) have Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness.

Trend of Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness32.01%29.14%7.28%10.38%16.11%3.09%1.99%

Age of people who have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness0.00%0.17%3.76%6.09%11.17%21.53%24.66%32.63%

Severity of Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness4.76%49.21%39.68%6.35%

How people recovered from Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness0.00%4.00%96.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (986 people, 34.62%)
  2. Anxiety (350 people, 12.29%)
  3. Pain (219 people, 7.69%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (182 people, 6.39%)
  5. Hypertension (171 people, 6.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (538 people, 18.89%)
  2. Ambien (461 people, 16.19%)
  3. Xanax (390 people, 13.69%)
  4. Zometa (348 people, 12.22%)
  5. Nexium (335 people, 11.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I was put on Lexpro(escitalopram) about 6 months ago and I was scared to take the medicine I would take it about 2 days and I would start my period so I stopped. I began taking it again cause I feel like I need to stick it out and see what happens and I was not a 100% sure it was the Lexapro starting my periods cause I am on nexplanon as well. so my periods are almost not existent.I have been taking lexpro for about 4 days now and I started to bleed again. Is this something I need to be alarmed about? Do they have some type of horrible unknown reaction. I just want to hear some good news cause I want to stick with the Lexapro to see if it helps me at all. Thanks for your time.
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  • All of them dtarted after i stoped lexapro while thyroid disorder was diagnosed.iwas 2 month off and then restarded on lexapro 10 mg.after 7 weeks i have had muscle pain and my legs was very week.then my doc increased my dosage at 20 mg and felt veru hard pâine on my back and chest,paresthesias,joints pain and increased fatigue.then he put me on klonopin 0,5mg but the same situation.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • symptoms started slowly about a year ago and have progressively gotten worse everyday. doctor has stated this could be the problem and suggests I ween off Lexapro. my electrolytes are consistently off and constant anemia despite taking iron 3 times a day. my hormone for ADH is very elevated. suggesting SAIDH syndrome caused from Lexapro.is this all from Lexapro or something else? and how should I proceed ?

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  • From this study (6 months ago):

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    I live in chronic pain and fatigue

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    Lisa on Sep, 4, 2014:

    Female 55 I have bechets. Diagnosed at 39. I take every medication on that list except I dropped methotrexate. I worse since I dropped it. And I have every symptom including ganglion cyst which needs to be surgically removed to the throat lesion. I can barely function. The only 5hing I dont have is the allergic cough. I did have mrsa phenomia once. Oh most recently plursey. I have been ivig dependent for 13 years.

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