Male patient reported the following Lexapro side effects :
heart pulse to fast high blood pressure Suicidal thoughts Anxiety fear paranoia Migrain with a lump in the back of my neck with servere pain. Feeling unreal acting out on irrational thoughts, unlike my normal self. Unable to make any rational thoughts. Hot spots on my face tast alteration worsened depression abnormal crying Strange dreams Acute psychosis
I used Lexapro for two weeks when I noticed the blood pressure was way up as well as the pulse rate. So I stopped taking the drug. One or two days later I was overwhelmed with the side effects listed. I was not given any warning about the possible side effects of this drug. This left me not knowing what had happened to me that day.
Adverse Event date: Wednesday February 18th 12:00:00 AM
Medication Dosage: 10mg.
Medication Frequency: one per day
Patient Age: 61
Patient Weight: 235
Other medications: HCTZ Antenolol Avinza restoril Lexapro
Pre-existing conditions: Disabled from a spinal injury, and left to live in substandard conditions for sixteen years and still the workers comp. CA have not settled the case with me leaving me in a depressed state of mind since 1995. I am a white male, uses little beer do not smoke. No other problems.
Hospitalized? Yes six days, but still needed two more weeks.
Life-threatening? Yes abnormal thinking and actions
Birth Defects? No
Was intervention required to prevent damage? No
Other serious medical events? No