Posted by greeneyes on February 6, 2003, at 17:13:12
In reply to Re: No appetite????-daily run through, posted by Chuck2112 on February 6, 2003, at 15:40:15
> > > > Today is my 9th day on lexapro(5mg) and I have absolutely NO appetite. I have to remind myself to pick up a snack here and there, but I still just choke that down because I am not hungry. Anyone else go through that? If so, for how long? I move up to 10mg this weekend, and I'm just hoping that the increase doesn't make this worse! Thanks for any input
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> > > I have not had that problem. I have been on Lex for 17 days now. It has helped a bit but am still waiting for it to kick up a notch. Hope it happens soon.
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> > I'm the same with noticing that it has helped a bit-and I emphasize "bit"- with the anxiety. I'm actually noticing the appetite thing more than the anxiety relief so... we'll see after my increase
> What is going to be the increase?
> I am taking 10mg, I have tried taking it at several times throughout the day, so far I think the best time for me has been at around 7pm.
> Here is my basic daily run through. Today was the first day I was able to get up easily, but i didnt exactly jump up either. When I get to work I am usually fine. My main problem is that the anxiety keeps me from being able to relax and just be "here". So conversation with others is sparse at best. This is usually better until about 11am or lunch time, than from about lunch through 5pm i seem to hit a slump, and in the evening i seem to be much better. I dont know why, are there peak times for medicines like these? I wouldnt imagine there is except maybe for the first few weeks. Anyhow, I am trying to be impatient.
I'm going from 5 mg to 10 mg. My doc suggested that I take mine by 9am, which I have been doing. I usually jump right out of the bed, but have been having some trouble in the mornings. I get up, get the kids going, and then take the med. I have "sinking" spell sometime around 11am or so. But, when I pop out of that, I'm ready to go. I feel extremely productive during the afternoon and early evening hours, but I still have so much anxiety that I must take something(ambien) to actually get to sleep. Probably the sleep meds that are keeping me from getting going in the mornings. Guess it's just a trade off until this stuff really gets going...