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Lexapro dosing/timing, and some good news...

Posted by CindyLou on January 19, 2003, at 15:09:13

In reply to Stims and Lexapro StephGob, posted by leslieg on January 18, 2003, at 13:32:39

Hello all!

I am currently taking 10 mg. Lexapro at night. I am doing qutie well on it, but I have a terrible time with mid-day exhaustion -- around Noon or so I am so tired I have to sleep (I nap when my 3-year-old naps). I have been trying Adderall to help with the fatigue, but it doesn't do a thing for me during that time frame. It helps me focus and feel more alert AFTER 3 p.m., but never before. (I can take it at 11 a.m. and still sleep from 1 to 3 p.m.!)

Could this be because the Lexapro is "wearing off" around Noon? I started taking it at night because it made me tired, but I'm wondering if perhaps it is giving me a lift now that I've adjusted. I need to take Klonapin at night to get to sleep, because I am always more alert and awake after about 8 p.m. or so. (of course, this could also have to do with the fact that my daugter is down for the night and I finally have time for myself.)

Thanks so much for any input you can give me!


An aside for those of you who might remember me ...

I haven't posted in quite awhile -- moved to another state and was too overwhelmed to do much of anything.

I don't recognize many names, so I'm not sure anyone here remembers when I was a frequent poster, but I thought I'd let you know how much better I've been doing. When I was posting, I was having a terrible time with med-sensitivity after having my daughter 3 years ago -- I couldn't tolerate anything, and believe me, I tried EVERYTHING!!!!!!! ADs, APs, stims, benzos, mood stabilizers, etc. etc.

Now I am on Lexapro and I am tolerating it! I can't believe it. I'm taking 10 mg. at night, and I'm doing much better. I can even tolerate 5 mg. of Adderall without "crashing out" on it.

I'm not sure if this good news is a result of the Lexapro, or of my body finally getting back to some kind of chemical/hormonal "normalcy" after the pregnancy. Anyway, just wanted to pass on the good news. Thanks for all the support you gave me over the years!





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