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Forum Name: Antidepressants

Question: Headache with Lexapro


 jen334 - Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:02 pm

I started taking Lexapro and Ambien two days ago. The first day I felt ok, but today I have a splitting headache. I have a history of headaches, which are well controlled at this time. Due to my headache history, I was started on only 5 mg of Lexapro. I really want this to work. Do headaches sometimes go away as treatment continues?
 Dr. E. Seigle - Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:44 pm

Dear Jen334,

Yes, often the headaches will go away as your body accomodates to the medication. If you feel that you can tolerate waiting a little bit, you may find that the headaches stop. However, it may take a few days to a week or two. If the headaches persist or worsen, contact your doctor. Good luck!

-Eliot Seigle MD
 Dr. E. Seigle - Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:49 pm

Dear Jen334,

Yes, often the headaches will go away as your body accomodates to the medication. If you feel that you can tolerate waiting a little bit, you may find that the headaches stop. However, it may take a few days to a week or two. If the headaches persist or worsen, contact your doctor. Good luck!

-Eliot Seigle MD

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