Lexapro Insomnia Side Effect Reports
The following Lexapro Insomnia side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Insomnia, can occur, and what you can do about them.
A side effect could appear soon after you start Lexapro or it might take time to develop.
|Discomfort, Chest Discomfort, Decreased Appetite, Insomnia, Back Pain, Tremor, Palpitations, Blood Pressure Increased|
This Insomnia side effect was reported by a health professional from DK. A 53-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg), which was started on Mar 27, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
|Feeling Abnormal, Insomnia|
This Insomnia Lexapro side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US on Aug 21, 2013. A Female , 16 years of age, weighting 115.5 lb, was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
|Major Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attack, Fear, Decreased Appetite, Headache, Dry Mouth, Insomnia, Palpitations|
This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 53-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:5 Milligrams Once Daily Po, start time: Dec 10, 2010), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
|Chest Pain, Anxiety, Headache, Insomnia|
A female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: anxiety started Lexapro treatment (dosage: NA) on 199807. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Suicidal Ideation, Diarrhoea, Insomnia, Neck Pain, Crying, Feeling Abnormal|
A female patient from US was prescribed and started Lexapro on Oct 12, 2012. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: suicidal ideation, diarrhoea, insomnia, neck pain, crying, feeling abnormal Additional patient health information: Female , 84 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with
|Ataxia, Vertigo, Panic Attack, Hallucination, Insomnia|
This report suggests a potential Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) 20 Milligram, Tableets) Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 61-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): anxiety and used Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) 20 Milligram, Tableets) (dosage: 20mg (20mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) starting Oct 25, 2011. Soon after starting Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) 20 Milligram, Tableets) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Anxiety, Irritability, Tachyphrenia, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Aphagia, Insomnia, Weight Decreased, Loss Of Employment|
An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 21, 2013 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with
|Depressed Mood, Insomnia, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Panic Attack, Visual Impairment, Abdominal Discomfort, Palpitations, Product Substitution Issue, Disease Recurrence|
This Insomnia problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression.On Oct 15, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: 20mg 1/2 Tab. A Day Po). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
|Product Substitution Issue, Nausea, Blood Pressure Increased, Heart Rate Increased, Hyperhidrosis, Nightmare, Crying, Insomnia, Chest Discomfort|
This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: post-traumatic stress disorder,depression and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 20mg 1 In Pm Po) starting May 24, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
|Blood Pressure Increased, Confusional State, Insomnia, Restlessness, Memory Impairment, Nasal Congestion, Adverse Event|
This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Sep 25, 2012. A patient from US , 38 years of age, weighting 210.1 lb, was diagnosed with
|Urticaria, Cheilitis, Dyspnoea, Heart Rate Irregular, Arthralgia, Scratch, Insomnia|
This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 42-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg Once A Day Po), which was started on Jan 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
|Convulsion, Hallucination, Paranoia, Insomnia, Epileptic Psychosis|
This Insomnia Lexapro side effect was reported by a health professional from DK on Dec 20, 2012. A male , 63 years of age, was diagnosed with
|Convulsion, Hallucination, Paranoia, Epileptic Psychosis, Insomnia|
This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 63-year-old patient (weight:NA) from DK, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:10 Mg, start time: Mar 19, 2012), combined with:
|Insomnia, Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Respiratory Depression, Gait Disturbance, Micturition Urgency, Muscular Weakness, Fatigue|
A 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Lexapro treatment (dosage: NA) on Jun 01, 2010. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Mental Disorder, Cognitive Disorder, Moaning, Blood Pressure Increased, Insomnia, Feeling Jittery, Peripheral Coldness, Aggression, Abnormal Behaviour|
A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lexapro on Feb 03, 2012. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: mental disorder, cognitive disorder, moaning, blood pressure increased, insomnia, feeling jittery, peripheral coldness, aggression, abnormal behaviour Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 153.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
|Feeling Jittery, Moaning, Cognitive Disorder, Mental Disorder, Insomnia, Peripheral Coldness, Aggression, Blood Pressure Increased|
This report suggests a potential Lexapro Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Dec 01, 2010. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Hepatitis B Antibody Positive, Hepatitis C, Fatigue, Insomnia, Hepatitis A Antibody Positive, Oedema Peripheral|
An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Nov 08, 2011 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: 1 In 1 Day, 20 Mg 1.5 Tabs Daily) was diagnosed with
Multiple prescriptions taken:
|Anxiety, Deafness, Insomnia, Tinnitus|
This Insomnia problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression,anxiety.On Dec 14, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
|Food Craving, Insomnia, Depression, Blood Glucose Abnormal, Fatigue, Weight Increased|
This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 58-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Mar 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
|Loss Of Consciousness, Nausea, Hyperventilation, Insomnia, Palpitations, Muscle Contracture, Hypoaesthesia|
This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DENMARK on Nov 22, 2011. A female patient from DENMARK , 38 years of age, weighting 85.98 lb, was diagnosed with
Lexapro Insomnia Causes and Reviews
What is Insomnia?
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up.What are the types of Insomnia?
Insomnia can be acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing). Acute Insomnia is common. Common causes include stress at work, family pressures, or a traumatic event. It usually lasts for days or weeks.
Chronic Insomnia lasts for a month or longer. Most cases of chronic Insomnia are secondary. This means they are the symptom or side effect of some other problem, such as certain medical conditions, medicines, and other sleep disorders. Substances such as caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol can also be a cause.
Sometimes chronic Insomnia is the primary problem. This means that it is not caused by something else. Its cause is not well understood, but long-lasting stress, emotional upset, travel and shift work can be factors. Primary Insomnia usually lasts more than one month.Who is at risk for Insomnia?
Insomnia is common. It affects women more often than men. You can get it at any age, but older adults are more likely to have it. You are also at higher risk of Insomnia if you
- Have a lot of stress
- Are depressed or have other emotional distress, such as divorce or death of a spouse
- Have a lower income
- Work at night or have frequent major shifts in your work hours
- Travel long distances with time changes
- Have an inactive lifestyle
- Are African American; research shows that African Americans take longer to fall asleep, don't sleep as well, and have more sleep-related breathing problems than whites.
Symptoms of Insomnia include:
- Lying awake for a long time before you fall asleep
- Sleeping for only short periods
- Being awake for much of the night
- Feeling as if you haven't slept at all
- Waking up too early
Insomnia can cause daytime sleepiness and a lack of energy. It also can make you feel anxious, depressed, or irritable. You may have trouble focusing on tasks, paying attention, learning, and remembering. Insomnia also can cause other serious problems. For example, it could make you may feel drowsy while driving. This could cause you get into a car accident.How is Insomnia diagnosed?
To diagnose Insomnia, your health care provider
- Takes your medical history
- Asks for your sleep history. Your provider will ask you for details about your sleep habits.
- Does a physical exam, to rule out other medical problems that might cause Insomnia
- May recommend a sleep study. A sleep study measures how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems.
Treatments include lifestyle changes, counseling, and medicines:
- Lifestyle changes, including good sleep habits, often help relieve acute (short-term) Insomnia. These changes might make it easier for you to fall asleep and stay asleep.
- A type of counseling called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help relieve the anxiety linked to chronic (ongoing) Insomnia
- Several medicines also can help relieve your Insomnia and allow you to re-establish a regular sleep schedule
If your Insomnia is the symptom or side effect of another problem, it's important to treat that problem (if possible).
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Lexapro Insomnia Reviews
|Tue, 16 Feb 2010|
|Lexapro is a permanent life long cure for any depression if you can survive the treatment. I was prompted by a marriage counselor to go to my doctor and request drugs for my OCD symptoms (checking, intrusive sad thoughts, previous eating disorders as a teen and heavy drinking.) I went to my husband’s pcp who never met me before. He gave me a depression self-test and diagnosed me with depression and anxiety, and then prescribed me Lexapro and Rozerem since I had a terrible Insomnia problem. He also decided it was a good idea to start kissing me and grabbing me in his office. The Lexapro did such a good job getting me up and doing things, lots of things, but unfortunately, I believe it also may have made me nervous because it raised my blood pressure from it’s usual 120/80 to 145/110. I was really up, up, up. I could drink twelve shots of straight liquor and still be walking around for hours. This was the busiest year of my life. I managed to get 2 DUI’s 4 drunk in publics and an involuntary commit for suicide, attend 2 rehab’s, a hypnotherapist, weekly ASAP programs, all while working full time an taking care of a young child. During the course of my medical treatment, I was seen by 3 psychiatrists, 4 doctors, and numerous counselors. Most of the follow up treatment involved numerous more drugs, anti-buse, campral, and Buspar. All of which I had to stop taking due to side effects such as full body tremors and falling down. Finally, after the second DUI which I was also charged with a felony for pinching a police officers butt, I decided maybe I should stop taking the Lexapro b/c I seemed to have developed some obsession with alcohol and I could see I was also becoming delusional. So, while in jail, I requested no more medication for 1 week and was able to fully withdraw from Lexapro, although the depression side effects of the withdrawal lasted about three months. I met numerous other women in jail for DUI’s while on Zoloft, Lexapro and Abilify and others for shoplifting on Zanax. My depression is 100% permanently cured. I no longer ever feel sad about my life. I have never killed anyone driving drunk, I didn’t kill myself, I am no longer in jail, I didn’t get my kid taken away from me, I am not in a mental institution, and I don’t have a lethal diastolic blood pressure of 110 anymore. No matter what happens in my life now, I am always hopeful and never depressed. I know things could be much worse.|