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Now we're trying Lexapro!

I'm already experiencing a slight improvement in my mood after a bit less than two weeks on this, thank goodness. However, I've been feeling my pulse in the right side of my neck and hearing it whoosh in my right ear - haven't experienced that since I went off Paxil more than 6 years ago. Has anyone gotten this side effect and had it go away after a while? (I'm hoping someone says yes, here, because I don't have too many other medication options!)
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Yep. Part of the problem was that none of them were able to compensate for the meningioma!
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I'm already experiencing a slight improvement in my mood after a bit less than two weeks on this, thank goodness. However, I've been feeling my pulse in the right side of my neck and hearing it whoosh in my right ear - haven't experienced that since I went off Paxil more than 6 years ago. Has anyone gotten this side effect and had it go away after a while? (I'm hoping someone says yes, here, because I don't have too many other medication options!)
Hey Amtram. I was doing some research on Lexapro and your thread popped up on Google. I have been taking Lex for a few weeks now. It increases my hyperactivity but does an amazing job on my depression. However, I get random rings in my ear or if I am in a quiet room, I get that high pitch shadow noise that you get after a loud concert. Hearing my pulse all the time would freak me out. Maybe you were congested? Has this symptom gone away?
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Re: Now we're trying Lexapro!

Ah, forgot to update this. After 6 weeks, the pounding in my right ear did not subside, my sleep got worse, and I was plagued with rumination as bad as I used to have before medication. So no, none of the things I disliked went away.

However, we're back on Cymbalta. It had worked very well for me before the tumor in my skull became an issue, and I had been switched off it by a thoroughly incompetent doctor. It's too early to notice any significant changes from coming off Lex, but the ear pounding has gone down a bit, and I'm not feeling as lethargic during the day (thanks, norepinephrine!!)
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I'm already experiencing a slight improvement in my mood after a bit less than two weeks on this, thank goodness. However, I've been feeling my pulse in the right side of my neck and hearing it whoosh in my right ear - haven't experienced that since I went off Paxil more than 6 years ago. Has anyone gotten this side effect and had it go away after a while? (I'm hoping someone says yes, here, because I don't have too many other medication options!)

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