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Bloating - Swelling of the belly caused by excessive intestinal gas.
Constipation - Difficulty in having a bowel movement where the material in the bowels is hard due to a lack of exercise, fluid intake, and roughage in the diet, or due to certain drugs.

Diarrhea - Unusually frequent and excessive, runny bowel movements that may result in severe dehydration and shock.
Dyspepsia - Indigestion. This is the discomfort you experience after eating. It can be heartburn, gas, nausea, a bellyache or bloating.
Flatulence - More gas than normal in the digestive organs.
Gagging - Involuntary choking and/or involuntary throwing up.
Gastritis - A severe irritation of the mucus lining of the stomach either short in duration or lasting for a long period of time.
Gastroenteritis - A condition where the membranes of the stomach and intestines are irritated.
Gastroesophageal Reflux - A continuous state where stomach juices flow back into the throat causing acid indigestion and heartburn and possibly injury to the throat.
Heartburn - A burning pain in the area of the breastbone caused by stomach juices flowing back up into the throat.
Hemorrhoids - Small rounded purplish swollen veins that either bleed, itch or are painful and appear around the anus.

Increased Stool frequency - Diarrhea.
Indigestion - Unable to properly consume and absorb food in the digestive tract causing constipation, nausea, stomach ache, gas, swollen belly, pain and general discomfort or sickness.
Nausea - Stomach irritation with a queasy sensation similar to motion sickness and a feeling that one is going to vomit.
Polyposis Gastric - Tumors that grow on stems in the lining of the stomach, which usually become cancerous.
Swallowing Difficulty - A feeling that food is stuck in the throat or upper chest area and won’t go down, making it difficult to swallow.
Toothache - Pain in a tooth above and below the gum line.
Vomiting - Involuntarily throwing up the contents of the stomach and usually getting a nauseated, sick feeling just prior to doing so.
Lexapro General
Allergy - The extreme sensitivity of body tissues triggered by substances in the air, drugs, or foods causing a reaction like sneezing, itching, asthma, hay fever, skin rashes, nausea and/or vomiting.
Anaphylaxis - A violent, sudden, and severe drop in blood pressure caused by a re-exposure to a foreign protein or a second dosage of a drug that may be fatal unless emergency treatment is given right away.
Asthenia - A physically weak condition.
Chest Pains - Severe discomfort in the chest caused by not enough oxygen going to the heart because of narrowing of the blood vessels or spasms.
Chills - Appearing pale while cold and shivering; sometimes with a fever.
Edema of Extremities - Abnormal swelling of the body’s tissue caused by the collection of fluid.
Fall - To suddenly lose your normal standing upright position as if you were shot.
Fatigue - Loss of normal strength so as to not be able to do the usual physical and mental activities.
Fever - Abnormally high body temperature, the normal being 98 degrees Fahrenheit or 37 degrees Centigrade in humans, which is a symptom of disease or disorder in the body. The body is affected by feeling hot, chilled, sweaty, weak and exhausted. If the fever goes too high, death can result.
Hot Flashes - Brief, abnormal enlargement of the blood vessels that causes a sudden heat sensation over the entire body. Women in menopause will sometimes experience this.
Influenza-like Symptoms - Demonstrating irritation of the respiratory tract (organs of breathing) such as a cold, sudden fever, aches and pains, as well as feeling weak and seeking bed rest, which is similar to having the flu.
Leg Pain - A hurtful sensation in the legs that is caused by excessive stimulation of the nerve endings in the legs and results in extreme discomfort.
Malaise - The somewhat unclear feeling of discomfort you get when you start to feel sick.
Pain in Limb - Sudden, sharp and uncontrolled leg discomfort.
Syncope - A short period of light headedness or unconsciousness (black-out) also know as fainting caused by lack of oxygen to the brain because of an interruption in blood flowing to the brain.
Tightness of Chest - Mild or sharp discomfort, tightness or pressure in the chest area (anywhere between the throat and belly). The causes can be mild or seriously life-threatening because they include the heart, lungs and surrounding muscles.




Lexapro Hemic and Lymphatic Disorders (Involving the blood and the clear fluids in the tissues that contain white blood cells)
Bruise - Damage to the skin resulting in a purple-green-yellow skin coloration that’s caused by breaking the blood vessels in the area without breaking the surface of the skin.
Anemia - A condition where the blood is no longer carrying enough oxygen, so the person looks pale and easily gets dizzy, weak and tired. More severely, a person can end up with an abnormal heart, as well as breathing and digestive difficulties. The causes of anemia are not enough protein in the red blood cells, or missing and chemically destroyed red blood cells, as well as diseased or destroyed bone marrow.
Nosebleed - Blood lost from the part of the face that has the organs of smell and is where the body takes in oxygen.
Hematoma - Broken blood vessels that cause a swelling in an area on the body.
Lymphadenopathy Cervical - The lymph nodes in the neck, which are part of the body’s immune system get swollen and enlarge by reacting to the presence of a drug. The swelling is the result of the white blood cells multiplying in order to fight the invasion of the drug.



Lexapro Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders (Energy and health)
Arthralgia - Sudden sharp nerve pain in one or more joints.
Arthropathy - Having joint disease or abnormal joints.
Arthritis - Painfully inflamed and swollen joints. The reddened and swollen condition is brought on by a serious injury or shock to the body either from physical or emotional causes.
Back Discomfort - Severe physical distress in the area from the neck to the pelvis along the backbone.
Bilirubin Increased - Bilirubin is a waste product of the breakdown of old blood cells. Bilirubin is sent to the liver to be made water-soluble so it can be eliminated from the body through emptying the bladder. A drug can interfere with or damage this normal liver function creating liver disease.
Decreased Weight - Uncontrolled and measured loss of heaviness or weight.
Gout - A severe arthritis condition that is caused by the dumping of a waste product called uric acid in the tissues and joints. It can become worse and cause the body to develop a deformity after going through stages of pain, inflammation, severe tenderness, and stiffness.
Hepatic Enzymes Increased - An increase in the amount of paired liver proteins that regulate liver processes causing a condition where the liver functions abnormally.
Hypercholesterolemia - Too much cholesterol in the blood cells.
Hyperglycemia - An unhealthy amount of sugar in the blood.
Increased Weight - A concentration and storage of fat in the body accumulating over a period of time caused by unhealthy eating patterns, that can predispose the body to many disorders and diseases.
Jaw Pain - The pain due to irritation and swelling of the nerves associated with the mouth area where it opens and closes just in front of the ear. Some of the symptoms are pain when chewing, head aches, losing your balance, stuffy ears or ringing in the ears, and teeth grinding.
Jaw Stiffness - The result of squeezing and grinding the teeth while asleep that can cause your teeth to deteriorate as well as the muscles and joints of the jaw.
Joint Stiffness - A loss of free motion and easy flexibility where any two bones come together.
Muscle Cramp - When muscles contract uncontrollably without warning and do not relax. The muscles of any of the body’s organs can cramp.
Muscle Stiffness - Tightening of muscles making it difficult to bend.
Muscle Weakness - Loss of physical strength.
Myalgia - A general widespread pain and tenderness of the muscles.
Thirst - A strong, unnatural craving for moisture/water in the mouth and throat.
Lexapro Nervous System (Sensory channels)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - A pinched nerve in the wrist that causes pain, tingling, and numbing.
Coordination Abnormal - A lack of normal, harmonious interaction of the parts of the body when it is in motion.
Dizziness - Losing one’s balance while feeling unsteady and lightheaded which may lead to fainting.
Disequilibrium - Lack of mental and emotional balance.
Faintness - A temporary condition where one is likely to go unconscious and fall.
Headache - A sharp or dull persistent pain in the head
Hyperreflexia - A not normal and involuntary increased response in the tissues connecting the bones to the muscles.
Light-headed Feeling – Uncontrolled and usually brief loss of consciousness caused by lack of oxygen to the brain.
Migraine - Reoccurring severe head pain usually with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, flashes or spots before the eyes, and ringing in the ears
Muscle Contractions Involuntary - Spontaneous and uncontrollable tightening reaction of the muscles caused by electrical impulses from the nervous system.
and confusion.
Thank you Kiehn for your list. I will keep it in mind, I can go to the medics here really quick if anything goes wrong, I will be carefull. I will print it and reffer to it if something changes.
Fallen Angel:
I saw your post about your not feeling well. I could not answer much on it, because I was feeling low at the time, I did not want to upset you even more.
You seem to have the same feelings that I have been going through, but my mind is doing very well. I can think clearly now, and I can remember more things than usual.
I am not hungry all the time as I used to be, I can eat better now, and have not been eating so much junk food. I have been drinking a lot of water, and I have lost 3 lbs.
Emotionally, I am still a little tired, and as you said, I also went "up" for 4 days, I felt great, except I am only hypomanic, it is a good thing for me, I actually get to do things I need to get done. I don't get manic. I have been drinking coffee, and have been able to cut down on it now. After coffee, I am O.K. Good, almost great.
Thank you for your input, I know it's hard to write when you're down, and sometimes you feel like you don't make sense or cannot think straight.
I remember how confused I could get.
I too have been feeling things diffferently. I think the meds are having the opposite effect on me than others though. My sex life is better now, and I have been losing weight. I did not expect that. I guess I had an eating-all-the-time compulsion that was taken care of.
I hope you feel better soon. I'll keep track of your posts as much as I can.
I have to get to work now. Take care of yourself

Strawberry :bouncing:





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