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Re: Lexapro effects - P.S. Steve3211

Posted by Mariposa on January 2, 2004, at 13:50:10

In reply to Re: Lexapro effects - P.S., posted by Steve3211 on January 2, 2004, at 13:02:38

> You know its funny. I can't tell if I am getting better or not on this stuff. I think I am. I feel wretched in the morning and then things seem to calm down and even out mid morning to afternoon, but then I will get a little speedy and restless in the evening. Last night I could not sleep with my usual restoril and had to take half a xanax to sleep. I really don't want this to start causing me insomnia. I talked to the meds nurse today and she said to hang in there. The way I am feeling at moment I guess I will. Does anyone get a little speedy on this? Is that a side effect that will go away? Supposed to go up to 10mg shortly but do not know if I want to do that.
> Steve

Steve - how long and how much are you taking?

I am currently taking 20mg, will be on Lex 1yr in Feb. and have had good results. I did not experience any *relief* until week 9, actually got worse around wk 4-5. If you have only been taking a short time, please don't get discouraged, literature says 6-8 wk, even though some people get results sooner than that. Should give it at least that long before you decide whether it will work or not.

At the 4-5wk mark I was sure Lex was NOT going to work as I got worse instead of better. However, I stuck with it with encouragement from the GREAT people here and I'm so glad I did.

Best of luck!~~~8|8




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