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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

 

Re: help pls... want info

Posted by jlynne on April 7, 2004, at 16:51:55

In reply to help pls..., posted by want info on April 7, 2004, at 16:19:54

> 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

Em, I switched to p.m. for awhile, but went back to a.m. because p.m. made the insomnia worse.

...jlynne

 

Re: Lexapro and Light Sensitivity trucker

Posted by jlynne on April 7, 2004, at 16:54:05

In reply to Re: Lexapro and Light Sensitivity KathrynLex, posted by trucker on April 7, 2004, at 15:40:24


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

Trucker, which med - the Lex or the Wellbutrin?

...jlynne

 

Re: help pls...em

Posted by sexylexy on April 7, 2004, at 17:11:21

In reply to Re: help pls... want info, posted by jlynne on April 7, 2004, at 16:51:55

Em...
I am an AM girl myself. I have never taken it at night because the pills give me insonmia!
Hope this helps!
Lexy

 

Re: help pls...

Posted by susielalala on April 7, 2004, at 17:34:41

In reply to Re: help pls... want info, posted by jlynne on April 7, 2004, at 16:51:55

I take my lex at about 10 am and have no problems.

 

Re: Lexapro and Light Sensitivity jlynne

Posted by trucker on April 7, 2004, at 21:49:39

In reply to Re: Lexapro and Light Sensitivity trucker, posted by jlynne on April 7, 2004, at 16:54:05

lex i wear sunblock all the time and have to wear sunglasses all the time cause of sensitivity.

trucker

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> > in case no one told you ... you will sunburn and severly on this medication.... eyes sensitive too.
> >
> > trucker
> >
>
> Trucker, which med - the Lex or the Wellbutrin?
>
> ...jlynne

 

Re: help pls...em sexylexy

Posted by trucker on April 7, 2004, at 21:51:29

In reply to Re: help pls...em, posted by sexylexy on April 7, 2004, at 17:11:21

in the beginning i took it in the pm so i slept thru allot of s/e's

trucker

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> Em...
> I am an AM girl myself. I have never taken it at night because the pills give me insonmia!
> Hope this helps!
> Lexy

 

Re: Lexapro and Light Sensitivity trucker

Posted by jlynne on April 7, 2004, at 22:13:40

In reply to Re: Lexapro and Light Sensitivity jlynne, posted by trucker on April 7, 2004, at 21:49:39

> lex i wear sunblock all the time and have to wear sunglasses all the time cause of sensitivity.
>
> trucker

Thanks for the warning . . . I am a sun worshipper!

((((sunshine))))

...jlynne

 

thanking all of you trucker

Posted by susielalala on April 7, 2004, at 22:13:40

In reply to Re: help pls...em sexylexy, posted by trucker on April 7, 2004, at 21:51:29

I want to thank all of you for all the encouragement that you have given to me. I dont think that I would have stayed on the Lexapro without all the encouragement I have received here. I had a real hard time for the 1st 3 weeks adjusting to this med. Now I am doing okay. I still have anxiety but nothing like I did have. I want to thank all of you . THANK YOU. If I can be of any kind of support to any of you wonderful people here please let me know. I would also like to thank Mystic , she has been a very special friend to me through all of this. She now needs all of our prayers for her, she is going through a hard time. I know she is going to be fine. :) She is great. You all are. Thanks again and God bless all of you.
Ali

 

Re: help pls... want info

Posted by Gator on April 8, 2004, at 8:49:59

In reply to help pls..., posted by want info on April 7, 2004, at 16:19:54

I take mine before I go to bed because it makes me sleepy. Since I've increased to 15mgs I have been waking up with a headache but that happened when I first started Lex so I know it will go away. It's hard to say when to take it because it effects everybody differently. Some it give insominia and some it makes sleepy. I guess it is just a trial and error thing. Good Luck and I hope you feel better soon!!!

Gator

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> 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

 

Re: help pls...

Posted by ednababish on April 8, 2004, at 10:20:43

In reply to Re: help pls... want info, posted by Gator on April 8, 2004, at 8:49:59

I take mine in the morning--I tried 10mgs in the morning and 5 at night, but I was waking in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. I have since figured out that I do that when I use a birth-control pill or patch. If you are groggy after taking it, try at night--only the first night take half at night, the other half in the morning, and then all the second night. After supper is also good.

 

Re: Lexapro update

Posted by vivkt on April 8, 2004, at 13:30:41

In reply to Re: Lexapro update, posted by pharmrep on July 31, 2002, at 2:04:24

I have just started taking celexa (canada), if it is beneficial to switch to Lexapro would you have to come off celexa slowly first?

I guess it would be cheaper also to just buy the generic celexa when available as it will be years before Lexapro has a generic version?.

 

Re: Help pls...

Posted by dzinegirl on April 8, 2004, at 15:19:22

In reply to help pls..., posted by want info on April 7, 2004, at 16:19:54

I started it at night and I had terrible insomina.
I switched to morning and take it around 6:30 am with breakfast and by night I sleep like a baby.
Im on 10mgs. Hope this helps!

dzinegirl

 

Lexapro update+question?

Posted by bride2be on April 9, 2004, at 16:53:48

In reply to Re: help pls..., posted by ednababish on April 8, 2004, at 10:20:43

HI! i just wanted to tell you how great i am doing since my switch from 10 to 20. I feel wonderful today. the first day of my period sucked, but today is the best day i have had since i started lex. this is only my 19th day! Did anyone else start feeling this awesome so soon! i was not expecting great results until my 6th week. does it get even better? let me know what happened with you guys, i am really interested to hear your story! what a great day! NO MOOD SWINGS AT ALL! YEAH FOR ME! :)


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