Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 126898

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Lexapro -- Morning or Evening?

Posted by Mark H. on November 7, 2002, at 20:59:38

My doctor just recommended adding 5mg of Lexapro to my regular antidepressant regimen. My question to those who have tried it: is Lexapro better taken in the morning or the evening (that is, does it tend to be more stimulating or sedating)?

Thank you for your suggestions and advice.

Mark H.

 

Re: Lexapro -- Morning or Evening?

Posted by Krysti on November 7, 2002, at 21:20:21

In reply to Lexapro -- Morning or Evening?, posted by Mark H. on November 7, 2002, at 20:59:38

Hi Mark,

I started out taking it at night, but I started waking up in the middle of the night feeling like I was having a panic attack. I was also taking 10mg. I cut down to 5mg and started taking it in the morning which helped. Everyone's experiences are different though, you'll have to let us know what yours is : )

Krysti

 

Re: Lexapro -- Morning or Evening? Krysti

Posted by Mark H. on November 7, 2002, at 21:29:41

In reply to Re: Lexapro -- Morning or Evening?, posted by Krysti on November 7, 2002, at 21:20:21

Krysti,

Many thanks! I think I'll wait until tomorrow morning to start it. I tend towards teeth-clenching and leg-thrashing during sleep anyway (and take 0.25mg clonazepam to help counter-act them), so I might be better off trying Lexapro adjunctively during the day.

Best wishes,

Mark H.

 

Re: Lexapro -- Morning or Evening? - Mark

Posted by Krysti on November 7, 2002, at 21:42:42

In reply to Re: Lexapro -- Morning or Evening? Krysti, posted by Mark H. on November 7, 2002, at 21:29:41

Hi Mark,

I would definitely take it in the morning then. I also did notice I was clenching my teeth more too when I took it at night.

Hope it works for you : )

Krysti

 

Re: Lexapro -- Morning or Evening? - Mark

Posted by Abacus on November 8, 2002, at 13:01:31

In reply to Re: Lexapro -- Morning or Evening? - Mark, posted by Krysti on November 7, 2002, at 21:42:42

Lex makes me very sleepy, so I take it at night. Everyone is different!

 

need info please

Posted by lucyms on November 8, 2002, at 22:03:10

In reply to Re: Lexapro -- Morning or Evening? - Mark, posted by Abacus on November 8, 2002, at 13:01:31

My Dr. switched me from celexa 40mg to lexapro 10mg twice a day. This is my 3 day and I don't notice any difference. When should I notice anything? The only thing bothering me on celexa was a couple sides, and Dr. said this should help with that. Any info for me?


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