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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!

 

RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose mel_light

Posted by KathrynLex on April 6, 2004, at 16:11:45

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

Hi Mel,

I'm assuming that you started out at 5 mgs, is that right? I started out at 10 mgs and for me the second week was the worst. A lot of people seem to hit a rough spot during week 2...although, I can't help but wonder why you didn't experience any difficulties during your second week at 5 mgs and you're having trouble now. Maybe there simply wasn't enough Lexapro in your system for you to feel any side effects. Just a thought.

I suggest trying to wait it out another week. See if your mood doesn't improve. I'm willing to bet that it will. When I increased to 15 mgs I felt a little out of it for about 2 weeks. Yesterday I increased to 20 mgs and am feeling much more depressed than usual. I hate it...but the good news is that it gets better. In a week or so you and I will both be feeling much better than we do now. Hang in there, even if you do go sit in a corner and cry - know that you're not alone.

K.

 

RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose

Posted by mel_light on April 6, 2004, at 17:18:34

In reply to RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose mel_light, posted by KathrynLex on April 6, 2004, at 16:11:45

I'm sorry I guess I wasn't clear- I did have the lex side effects at first but I hadn't had any since upping my dose to 10mgs until today. I'm sure I'll snap out of it I'm just sad right now and have a lot going on. Probably just overwhelmed. I appreciate all of your advice and know that with all of your help I'll hang in there. :-)

 

RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose

Posted by sexylexy on April 6, 2004, at 17:37:25

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

Mel...
I had the same problem. I got on Lex for terrible anxiety. When the anxiety was gone I was left with depression. I think it was there before but masked by terrible anxiety? In very few cases, these drugs do make depression worse or bring it on... see how you are feeling. I recently raised to 20mg of lex, had a great two weeks and am not not feeling so good. I wondering if it is just our bodies, getting adjusted!!!
Good luck, God Bless,
Lexy

 

RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose ME TOO GUYS

Posted by wantinfo on April 6, 2004, at 17:47:03

In reply to RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose, posted by sexylexy on April 6, 2004, at 17:37:25

im in the beginning of my 2nd week on 20mg...had been feeling great but kind of anxious, dizzy and out of it now. it is nice to know im not alone...E

 

RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose ME TOO GUYS

Posted by sexylexy on April 6, 2004, at 18:56:17

In reply to RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose ME TOO GUYS, posted by wantinfo on April 6, 2004, at 17:47:03

Hey...
It must be something weird when you increase again, I was doing pretty darn well, now I am not feeling so well, better than yesterday, I cried my little self to sleep last night. I feel better today, spacey though and more negitive than I had been for a few weeks. Yuck, I hate this negitive thinking, I am also so sensitive to what people say to me, it sucks. Oh well, hope that things will get better for me when my moods even out. I feel like my brain is being re-wired again. Oh well, Im giving it to God and trying not to worry about it. Everyone smile,
Lexy

 

RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose

Posted by ednababish on April 7, 2004, at 9:54:34

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

Dear Mel,
Like you I am being treated for anxiety, panic, and depression (in that order). I switched from 25mgs Paxil CR to 10mgs Lexapro without any break. When my dosage was raised to 15mgs after two weeks at 10mgs, I suffered from depression for about two weeks. Then it lifted and I felt much better. You will too,
Thinking of you,
Edna B

 

RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose

Posted by mel_light on April 7, 2004, at 11:01:30

In reply to RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose, posted by ednababish on April 7, 2004, at 9:54:34

Feeling a little better today :-) Weird dreams last night and some mild anxiety but I don't feel as sensitive today as yesterday. Thank you all for your support. I'll continue to let you know how it goes...(((hugs)))

 

lexy...

Posted by want info on April 7, 2004, at 12:45:45

In reply to RE:: ahhhhhh- change in dose ME TOO GUYS, posted by sexylexy on April 6, 2004, at 18:56:17

hey girl how are you feeling? i am still spacey but not as anxious as i have been. i feel really out of it though! i am starting my 2nd week of 20mg. maybe im expecting it to work too fast? emily

 

Lexapro and Light Sensitivity

Posted by KathrynLex on April 7, 2004, at 15:30:04

In reply to lexy..., posted by want info on April 7, 2004, at 12:45:45

Hi,

I recently increased my Lexapro dose to 20 mgs and also increased my Wellbutrin dose to 150 mgs. Now I'm very sensitive to light, it hurts my eyes. I don't know if it's the Lex or the Wellbutrin. Has anyone experienced this with Lex? Thanks.

K.

 

Re: Lexapro and Light Sensitivity KathrynLex

Posted by trucker on April 7, 2004, at 15:40:24

In reply to Lexapro and Light Sensitivity, posted by KathrynLex on April 7, 2004, at 15:30:04


in case no one told you ... you will sunburn and severly on this medication.... eyes sensitive too.

trucker

> Hi,
>
> I recently increased my Lexapro dose to 20 mgs and also increased my Wellbutrin dose to 150 mgs. Now I'm very sensitive to light, it hurts my eyes. I don't know if it's the Lex or the Wellbutrin. Has anyone experienced this with Lex? Thanks.
>
> K.

 

help pls...

Posted by want info on April 7, 2004, at 16:19:54

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

can you guys please answer about night or morning lex? i only got a few replies. i am feeling really dizzy and out of it today...??????
thanks
E


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