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Re: STOP YAWNING!!!!!!!!

Posted by KathrynLex on April 5, 2004, at 12:53:07

In reply to STOP YAWNING!!!!!!!!, posted by bride2be on April 5, 2004, at 12:38:53

Hi Bride2be,

Don't worry, the yawning will go away in about another week or so. When I increased to 15 mgs I was yawning every 5! It was strange. But like I said, it goes away and it's a pretty common side effect from what I hear.

K.

 

Re: Feeling like poop myself II

Posted by KathrynLex on April 5, 2004, at 13:00:24

In reply to Feeling like poop myself II, posted by ednababish on April 5, 2004, at 10:43:04

Hi Edna,

Situational stress is tolerable, but if it leads to panic attacks then it might be time for an increase. In my opinion medication should help you to tolerate stress and anxiety in a normal fashion rather than have it lead to an attack. Increasing might will probably help you cope with your situational stress a little better.

I have anxiety/panic and depression also. It seems like lower doses of Lexapro work very well for depression but higher doses are needed to help with anxiety. I suggest starting 20 mgs. (I'm thinking of increasing too.) I hope it all goes well for you!

K.

 

Re: STOP YAWNING!!!!!!!! bride2be

Posted by trucker on April 5, 2004, at 14:34:43

In reply to STOP YAWNING!!!!!!!!, posted by bride2be on April 5, 2004, at 12:38:53

thats a side effects take 3 months to get thru them all

trucker

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> does anyone yawn alot on lexapro. does it go away after a couple weeks? i am on my third week and i feel like i yawn a billion times a day. i sleep fine at night. does anyone have an input on this? does the yawning stop after a while?

 

Re: STOP YAWNING!!!!!!!!

Posted by bride2be on April 5, 2004, at 15:07:59

In reply to Re: STOP YAWNING!!!!!!!! bride2be, posted by trucker on April 5, 2004, at 14:34:43

THANKS FOR THE IMPUT! I AM JUST SICK OF YAWNING ALL THE TIME, BUT IT IS GOOD TO KNOW THAT IT DOES GO AWAY EVENTUALLY!

 

RE: Alida

Posted by mystic on April 5, 2004, at 18:22:09

In reply to RE: Alida, posted by Alida on April 5, 2004, at 9:14:13

No Alida..not on the wrong thread think they all help....just was curious...Take care...mystic

 

RE: Alida

Posted by mystic on April 5, 2004, at 18:22:33

In reply to RE: Alida, posted by Alida on April 5, 2004, at 9:14:13

No Alida..not on the wrong thread think they all help....just was curious...Take care...mystic

 

RE::: WOW edna

Posted by mystic on April 5, 2004, at 18:30:12

In reply to Feeling like poop myself II, posted by ednababish on April 5, 2004, at 10:43:04

Edna...I would definately say mostly situational...We do have to understand that there are times when the stress are going to get to us and that the meds arent enough for this one thing...You might have to come over to the social one because think I will get in trouble for not talking meds...redirected Lexaproers is the thread..please come over...But you have to give yourself a break and realize you have a lot on your plate and you are doing awsome just to be able to get through everything you are...SO give yourself a pat on the back and keep talking so that we can help you through...But think you have to come on over to the other side...redirected lexaproers...Take care my friend and good luck...Mystic

 

RE::: WOW edna

Posted by sexylexy on April 5, 2004, at 18:46:38

In reply to RE::: WOW edna, posted by mystic on April 5, 2004, at 18:30:12

Edna...
I feel your pain. I am in my last 19 days of graduate school and trying to finish my thesis, my hours for my internship, find a new place to live in a different state, get rid of all my stuff here, pack, go to class and keep my sanity. I moved up to 20mg and was feeling pretty good. I had a crash on last friday and cried for about two hours straight, just sobbing Felt a lot better after getting it out. I wrote my P-doc in a panic (my p-doc is great, she is bi-polar (mostly depression) and so she knows a lot about the diease) She said that its really hard for us when we have been feeling good then start to have some bad times. She said the best and worst things in life come with stress...weddings, graduation, divorces ect. She said the important thing was to take it day by day and not think just because you are having a hard time right now that "it" is coming back.
Good Luck, God Bless,
Lexy

 

RE:: Lexy

Posted by mystic on April 5, 2004, at 19:22:32

In reply to RE::: WOW edna, posted by mystic on April 5, 2004, at 18:30:12

Hey Lexy...was hoping that you were feeling much better today...and it is soooooo good that you have a great pdoc to help you and talk to you when things arent going so well ...a lot of people dont have that luxury...For me i have a wonderful dr but she is out of the country when i need her most for 3 weeks cant wait until next week she gets back....I hope that today was better than this weekend...couldnt really figure that out...I know you said after you cried you felt better so hopefully the stress is subsiding...Shoot think I'm gonna get in trouble for not talking meds so here goes...How is the increase to 20mg going..I am really trying to get to a place for me to go up to 15mg takes me a while to finally get there but thinking maybe this weekend....Take care lexy we all love you...Mystic

 

RE:: Lexy

Posted by sexylexy on April 5, 2004, at 19:37:21

In reply to RE:: Lexy, posted by mystic on April 5, 2004, at 19:22:32

Thanks Mystic!
The increase to 20 was going AWESOME until this past week and I had my breakdown. Now, I am just feeling really unconfident, its hard to go from really feeling like "YESSSSSSS this is finally going away." but then this creeps up on me... hopefully I will be on the up swing again soon.I am wondering if it maybe my body adjusting to the new dosage? Its strange I had my period last week but feel like I have PMS this week. Who knows! My Mom is coming to visit me on Thursday to help me pack and hopefully a little shopping too. Good luck...5 1/2 half weeks till the precious baby joins the world.
lots of love,
Lexy

 

RE:: Lexy

Posted by mystic on April 5, 2004, at 20:18:24

In reply to RE:: Lexy, posted by sexylexy on April 5, 2004, at 19:37:21

Hey lexy...i was just talking to my sister this morning and we were saying how it is weird that we are worse after our periods are over than before or during..I have tons of energy during but after is when I dont feel very good..She is also on lex 10mgs it works good for her but she went on it just to even out her moods because she felt she was yelling at everyone too much..not because of strong anxiety/depression..but just an FYI..you are not alone...Mystic

 

morning or night lex? HELP...

Posted by want info on April 6, 2004, at 14:00:03

In reply to RE::: WOW edna, posted by sexylexy on April 5, 2004, at 18:46:38

hi guys. i have noticed something i wanted to ask you all about. i take my lex at night...usually between 10 and 11 pm. i have noticed a dizziness/anxiety that usually hits me around 2-3 pm. do you all think taking the lex in the morning might alleviate this? when do you all take it? anything pdocs have said?
thanks...EM

 

Re: Joint Pain with Lexapro

Posted by ednababish on April 6, 2004, at 14:11:50

In reply to Re: Joint Pain with Lexapro, posted by Cairo on April 5, 2004, at 12:35:13

Cairo is right, and I am glad she said something because I am in the same boat with the aches and pains and fibromyalgia. It usually passes.
Edna

 

RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose

Posted by mel_light on April 6, 2004, at 14:17:58

In reply to RE:: Lexy, posted by mystic on April 5, 2004, at 20:18:24

So I knew it was too good to be true. I went up to 10mgs about 2 weeks ago and didn't experience any side effects until now- I went on lex for anxiety and yet today I'm experiencing more depression then I know what to do with. Has anybody else experienced this during a change in dose? I was expecting increased anxiety. Not this. I feel like I can just sit in a corner and cry.

 

Re: morning or night lex? HELP...

Posted by bride2be on April 6, 2004, at 14:27:39

In reply to morning or night lex? HELP..., posted by want info on April 6, 2004, at 14:00:03

i take my lex as soon as i wake up. the time is usually like 9am. it works best for me. i am groggy at about 6pm, but it is not too bad. maybe you would be happier if you took it in the morning. my doc told me not to take mine at night. when i first got on it, i took it at 12pm and i just did not like it, so she said to take it as soon as i wake up. i find that it works out pretty good for me. hope that helps.

 

RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose mel_light

Posted by want info on April 6, 2004, at 14:28:00

In reply to RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose, posted by mel_light on April 6, 2004, at 14:17:58

mel...the only depression ive had regarding this med was that it wouldnt work...when i realize ive been on it 8 wks and still have some trouble i sometimes get depressed. is your period coming? a lot of ppl have problems around that time...EM

 

RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose

Posted by bride2be on April 6, 2004, at 14:30:26

In reply to RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose, posted by mel_light on April 6, 2004, at 14:17:58

I wonder why you are feeling more depression than anxiety. i uped to 20 and had no side effects. i have not been depressed at all since 3 weeks on lex. maybe you should call your doctor and ask her what is going on. anxiety is easier to handle than depression (atleast for me). i am so sorry to hear that you are sad. maybe you are having a bad day, and you will feel better tommarrow. let me know if you need any help with anything else. good luck and i hope you feel better soon!

 

Re: morning or night lex? HELP... bride2be

Posted by want info on April 6, 2004, at 14:31:03

In reply to Re: morning or night lex? HELP..., posted by bride2be on April 6, 2004, at 14:27:39

thanks bride...did she say why not to take it at night? and do you STAY groggy, or just feel that way briefly around 6? thanks! em

 

Re: morning or night lex? HELP...

Posted by bride2be on April 6, 2004, at 14:34:16

In reply to Re: morning or night lex? HELP... bride2be, posted by want info on April 6, 2004, at 14:31:03

well, its actually pretty annoying b/c i am not really groggy, but i yawn alot. even if i am not tired. but everyone said the yawning should go away. my doc actually said that if i took it when i woke up that it would help with lifes daily pressures. maybe it helps u get through the day better if you take it when you wake up rather than before you go to bed. BUT my fiance is on paxil and his doc said to take his before he goes to bed. i dont get it, but you do what is best for you. you may want to take it when you wake up and see how it works for you. see ya!

 

RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose want info

Posted by trucker on April 6, 2004, at 14:41:42

In reply to RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose mel_light, posted by want info on April 6, 2004, at 14:28:00

WHERE DO YOU LIVE MEL??? WHAT SURROUNDS?

 

Re: morning or night lex? HELP... bride2be

Posted by want info on April 6, 2004, at 14:44:47

In reply to Re: morning or night lex? HELP..., posted by bride2be on April 6, 2004, at 14:34:16

thanks again. i used to be on paxil and took it at night...so i just kept doing that when i switched to lex. i may try it...

 

Re: morning or night lex? HELP...

Posted by bride2be on April 6, 2004, at 15:01:20

In reply to Re: morning or night lex? HELP... bride2be, posted by want info on April 6, 2004, at 14:44:47

your welcome, if you need anything else let me know. the switch may be better for you. let me know what you decide to do. thanks!

 

Re: morning or night lex? HELP...

Posted by KathrynLex on April 6, 2004, at 15:10:02

In reply to morning or night lex? HELP..., posted by want info on April 6, 2004, at 14:00:03

Hi EM,

Taking your Lex in the morning might help with the anxiety that hits you in the afternoon. It's worth a try. I take mine between 10 and 11 and it has worked out well so far. When I first started, my panic would hit at 4 or 5 in the morning...so I stuck with the evening dose and hoped that at some point I would get a full nights rest. It took 5 weeks, but now I don't have any problems sleeping.

Really, whatever works best for you is when you should take your Lex. I'd like to suggest that if you decide to switch do it gradually. Take 5 mgs at your regular time and 5 mgs in the morning for a couple of days (aren't you at 10 mgs?). This way your body will have more time to adjust to the new time.

Good Luck!

K.

 

RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose

Posted by mel_light on April 6, 2004, at 15:38:25

In reply to RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose want info, posted by trucker on April 6, 2004, at 14:41:42

northern California- San Francisco bay area- I feel so yuck.

 

Re: morning or night lex? HELP... KathrynLex

Posted by want info on April 6, 2004, at 15:40:35

In reply to Re: morning or night lex? HELP..., posted by KathrynLex on April 6, 2004, at 15:10:02

thanks k...i am on 20...maybe i will try 10 in the am and 10 at night, and then all of it in the am...thanks!


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