Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 646725

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Lexapro sedation

Posted by venice on May 21, 2006, at 21:33:08

I've been on Lexapro for three weeks now and am still quite sedated. My doc tells me that most of his patients are activated by it. I take 10mg a day, 1/2 a tab am and pm. Interested in knowing how many here have experienced sedation and if so did it go away after a while?

 

Re: Lexapro sedation venice

Posted by Phillipa on May 21, 2006, at 21:50:11

In reply to Lexapro sedation, posted by venice on May 21, 2006, at 21:33:08

It stimulated me muscle twitching only lasted on the med for l0 days. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Lexapro sedation

Posted by greywolf on May 22, 2006, at 6:39:12

In reply to Re: Lexapro sedation venice, posted by Phillipa on May 21, 2006, at 21:50:11

No stimulus here from Lexapro. Just made me drowsy. Lasted about a month and I gave up.

 

Re: Lexapro sedation

Posted by lymom3 on May 22, 2006, at 8:30:02

In reply to Re: Lexapro sedation, posted by greywolf on May 22, 2006, at 6:39:12

Ditto that for me. Even taking it in the evening I was still tired and out of it the next day. About 6 weeks for me and I gave up.

 

Re: Lexapro sedation

Posted by bart on May 23, 2006, at 20:27:14

In reply to Lexapro sedation, posted by venice on May 21, 2006, at 21:33:08

Yep, I'm the same exact case as you. I split my 10mg. doses into 5mg.twice a day. 10mg all at once kills my libido and energy. All SSrI's seem to do is blunt your emotions. I'm having a hard time complying with taking this as prescribed but my doc swears up and down that this is "how it's done"
If I had something like provigil to counteract it that would be good but I don't have that option with my doc

 

Re: Lexapro sedation

Posted by mr152 on June 3, 2006, at 12:23:51

In reply to Lexapro sedation, posted by venice on May 21, 2006, at 21:33:08

I was sedated to the point of being a walking zombie for several weeks before quitting Lexapro. I was on a starter dose of 5 mgs. Prozac worked for me before, but I quit that after six months because I was nearly hit by a truck and had no emotional or physiological reaction. My current treatment is SAMe in two morning doses. I sometimes experience mild hypomania if I drink too much coffee, but it is actually pleasant.


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