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Posted Yesterday, 12:32 PM

Im not sure if this is the iron i took yesterday or the fact that i noticed i only took 10mg lexapro instead of my 15mg - also yesterday. But i am having horrible anxiety again as i had this time yesterday. I'm at work but am only just holding out. Edge of panic and just don't know why? Trying to just accept it but very difficult while in the middle of it all... Palpitations, shakes and laboured breathing. Again. Not had this in such a long time...

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Posted Yesterday, 01:14 PM

If it is the low dose of Lexapro then it could take a couple days to calm down. Always hard to say what causes these times but in your situation it wouldn't take much to relapse.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:05 PM

Thanks Hat. There is nothing on the horizon that will have caused a spike. Perfectly normal day and week. Just out of nowhere and it is this that i blow out of proportion as i have no control over it and nothing i can do to calm it. Write today off and start again tomorrow i guess...

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Posted Yesterday, 04:21 PM

Sorry to harp on about this, but I finished work, and even went to the grocery store and there were no heightened symptoms per se, but I got home and things started to get worse... and are now a LOT worse.

 

I am shaking all over and absolutely petrified - worse than before. 

 

I really do think this could be an interaction with the iron yesterday and possibly again today (although I have not taken any more since). 

 

Just for info, I bought something called Active Iron which is a new super absorbent formula - trialed to be twice as absorbent as Iron sulfate and targets DMT-1?? 


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Posted Yesterday, 05:20 PM

Remember iron half life is from 6 hours to 3 days so it may take awhile. That is why iron toxicity is fairly common for those who take a daily iron supplement.  Just my opinion, if iron effects serotonin levels it may be wise to avoid it just incase. I must admit though it is more likely from the low dose of Lexapro you took. It may take a couple of days to stabilize and considering how much your body has been through it would take very little to upset things. It still think it will fade over the next few days..


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Posted Yesterday, 05:30 PM

That's what i was trying to find out about this supplement. I don't know exactly what it has in it, other than it being super absorbent. 

 

I know that I had an issue when I took liquid iron about 3 years ago. I was not suffering with anxiety for a long time then, but the doc kept me on the citalopram all the same. I started getting head zaps and feeling on edge - and that was when I was "normal". 

 

Think you are right that it is the low dose that has thrown me off. And if this low dose was prematurely absorbed like the above, then I could have had a very low dose. And yes, I am still very fragile with my progression at present. 

 

I put your faith in your diagnosis Hat. I have done well over the last 3-4 weeks, I just need to be careful. I did say I wasn't going to take any other pills... and look what happened!!


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Posted Yesterday, 05:47 PM

Hey IUN, you posted this a while back. Is this the incident you were talking about? It sounds like you were convinced at that time that the Citalopram was absorbed by the iron. Do you remember?

Posted by invalidusername on 25 November 2018 - 06:02 PM in Weaning Off Cymbalta
"I have experienced brain zaps before with the Citalopram. Every day when I forgot a dose, they would be there, and then when I started taking liquid iron at the same time I had a load because the iron was absorbing most of the Citalopram before it hit my liver!! Had to work that one out on my own... But strangely enough, aside from a very slight one here and there, I have not have any zaps at all coming off Duloxetine. "

By the way, that iron supplement you took, what was the mg of iron?

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Posted Yesterday, 05:54 PM

Yes - that was the one! Exactly.... the doctor was about to up the dose before I found that out.

 

This is what I bought - ferrous iron sulphate 14mg;

 

https://www.amazon.c...y/dp/B071DTT3BG

 

I can't find any more other than this....


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Posted Yesterday, 06:40 PM

Well 14 mg isn't a terribly high dose, especially for just the first dose. I am really thinking that the iron effected your serotonin level and in combination with the low dose Lexapro, well you just took a step backward.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:50 PM

Makes sense. 

 

It is for sure something out of kilter as there is nothing that would cause me to get that anxious. It is when I am not thinking and it is "just there", I know it has to be pill related. Either way, I'm not going near another pill other than my Lexapro for some time.

 

Anyone want some Iron supplements?? :)

 

Been talking to our Kathy on FB trying to help her forget about her anxious week before off to work, but she has done her bit for counselling me instead, bless 'er....


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Posted Yesterday, 06:53 PM

My dear Scrat,

Having a rough time, but this time you know what's causing it. Can you believe what those so simple product can do to us?

A little way to go, and you'll be back to your young self. Lovage and lovage.

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Posted Yesterday, 07:04 PM

Lovely Gailage...

 

Thank you. I certainly hope things continue on the up! And yes, the smallest thing and we are in a right pickle!! Who'd have thought it right?! Really didn't think something like that could have had such a profound effect, but with the useful find by Hat, it does make sense. Its all commercial hype a lot of it. 

 

Hope you are doing well and are busy preparing more apple pies! So many things always making me think of you now! It's nice when that happens :)

 

Not that I need reminding of course!

 

Love love love





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