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    Anyone have Gastro troubles when starting lexapro?

    Iím guessing Iíve encountered a bad side effect. Horrible severe gas pains hit tonight and diarrhea as well. I prescribed 10mg and am on my second day. Curious if this sounds like a side effect. I know nausea can be - wasnít sure abou the other ones. Thanks!

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    Re: Anyone have Gastro troubles when starting lexapro?

    Iíve been on escitalopram for about 3 months now. I did get horrible nausea, but also lots of wind! Iíve never been a burper, but I was on this drug at the beginning and my husband thought it was hilarious.

    As for the other end, each visit to the loo was a surprise. Stools changing in nature all the time.

    Hope yours settles down quickly.

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    Re: Anyone have Gastro troubles when starting lexapro?

    Yes, I definitely had gastro issues when starting. Mine lingered for a few weeks, off and on. Always just in the morning.

    Once I increase up to 10 mg, I'm sure I'll be spending some time in the bathroom in the mornings again;-)!

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    Re: Anyone have Gastro troubles when starting lexapro?

    It is a side effect. First time I took it I got stomach cramps then I nearly blacked out before being carried to the toilet. I was fine after putting my head between my legs and getting the blood flow back. But that happened only once. I think it was when I made the jump from 10mg to 20mg. It was a long time ago. If you eat when you take it you may find less of an issue with your stomach, I did.

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    Re: Anyone have Gastro troubles when starting lexapro?

    I'm on the 4th day of lexapro 15mg. I have a strong burning in the esophagus and part of the chest. This is normal?

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