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Manic of 20mg of lexapro?

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I was prescribed 20mg of lexapro we had slowly started to increase it. I've had these manic episodes so bad that i felt i could do anything at that moment i felt like my heart needed to get energy out of it. I was acting in such strange ways talking nonsense. i don't know what to think. My family is so extremely annoyed by my episodes too.

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Did the manic episodes happen before or after you started the Lexapro?  Sometimes people have a random bad reaction to an SSRI, or (as many pdocs suggest) if you become manic after taking an SSRI or other antidepressant, then there is a likelihood that you are Bipolar.

Have you told your pdoc what is happening?

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I had a manic episode coming off of it cold turkey, very bad.. my "eyeballs were spinning" what my mom said. I played tennis in my basement , felt like i was on speed, wrote a book ... messaged all these random people from high school to hang out who i haven't talked to in like 8 years and 3 of them i wanted to have sex with . Almost crashed a car. talked a million miles an hour. FUCK LEXAPRO. and then i crashed and wanted to die and ended up in ER. the end.

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On 1/7/2017 at 2:40 PM, KnickNak said:

I had a manic episode coming off of it cold turkey, very bad.. my "eyeballs were spinning" what my mom said. I played tennis in my basement , felt like i was on speed, wrote a book ... messaged all these random people from high school to hang out who i haven't talked to in like 8 years and 3 of them i wanted to have sex with . Almost crashed a car. talked a million miles an hour. FUCK LEXAPRO. and then i crashed and wanted to die and ended up in ER. the end.

sounds like whats happening to me.

 

 

On 1/7/2017 at 2:21 PM, cloudmonger said:

Did the manic episodes happen before or after you started the Lexapro?  Sometimes people have a random bad reaction to an SSRI, or (as many pdocs suggest) if you become manic after taking an SSRI or other antidepressant, then there is a likelihood that you are Bipolar.

Have you told your pdoc what is happening?

i did become manic after taking them. I've been asking my mom to take me back but she keeps saying "oh you're not bipolar" so no, i haven't gotten the chance. I also stopped seeing a psychiatrist because i didn't like the one i was seeing and i'm not sure if i should go about finding another or how or where.

 

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