Lexapro side effects drowsiness

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Avatar m tn Hi and thanks for using the forum. All drugs have side effects. Some side effects are more common than others. Lexapro is used to treat major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder in adults. Some common side effects of Lexapro include nausea, difficulty sleeping, increased sweating, and drowsiness. Bleeding is a less common side effect, but can occur.
Avatar n tn However, if these side effects bother you, I always suggest talking it over with your doctor. Different meds affect people in diffferent ways and sometimes finding the right one can be a little trial and error....keep us posted!
Avatar m tn Seems like my anxiety is higher and I've been having more depressive moments. The only side effects i've expericenced have been drowsiness and feeling sleepy. Does anyone know if I should wait longer or stop?
Avatar m tn Seems like my anxiety is higher and I've been having more depressive moments. The only side effects i've expericenced have been drowsiness and feeling sleepy. Does anyone know if I should wait longer or stop?
681888 tn?1272925909 i don't have anyway side effects i was just wondering if lexapro made you sleepy because i have heard they do from others , so i thought why not ask the people here on mh they would know best what to tell me on this subject ,..I'm not sleepy because I'm only starting on them at 5mg a day , my physicrist is going to monother me on them ,..she did tell me i would feel sick on them just for a while but i don't ,well not yet anyway ,....i will be on 10mg next week so i hope i will be ok on them ,.
Avatar f tn It depends on how the Lexapro is affecting the person. Some people report drowsiness after taking it, in which case, obviously a bedtime dose makes more sense, whereas some report feeling more "up", energized, so those people do better with a morning dose. If you feel that you'd do better with a different administration time, ask your doc, I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem. It doesn't hurt to try something like that.
Avatar m tn You metabolism might get used to it, but Lexapro may cause these other side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: •nausea •diarrhea •constipation •changes in sex drive or ability •drowsiness •increased sweating •dizziness •heartburn •stomach pain •excessive tiredness •dry mouth •increased appetite •flu-like symptoms •runny nose •sneezing Blessings!
422425 tn?1307996590 I am having some strange symptoms that I think might be side effects....Just wondering if anyone who has taken it had really weird sleep distubances like funky dreams and feeling like you are drowning. I don't want to quit taking it because it really helps, but this is weird. Just wondering, thought I would post this before asking my DR.
2198057 tn?1338534805 I'm wondering if the symptoms I'm having are side effects or should I be worried it's something else. They include hot flashes, drowsiness, restless, itchy, nauseous, and tight throat. Also if they are normal how long does it take for these side effects to go away for most people?
396099 tn?1216258586 I'm staring to come out of the initial side effects I think. There's really no anxiety and the drowsiness is fading a bit. I got a good night's sleep last night which helped a lot. So far, this is a really positive experience that's going about like expected it would. I'm hopeful that by next week I'll be "in the groove".
Avatar m tn I just don't understand what's up with doctors these days not explaning possible side effects to their patients. You should have had the answer to these questions before you left his office! You began both meds this past week-end and are yawning like crazy. DOH! Let me write down a few side effects that BOTH meds have in common.............. Fatigue Drowsiness Insomnia Sedation Apathy Still wonder why you're yawning so much?
Avatar n tn If the prescribed dose of Remeron was taking care of the depressive symptoms, then you may consider waiting for the sedative side effects to go. Some side effects are dose dependant while others are time dependant. Other antidepressants also have their own set of side effects. A practical approach would be to chose between ED or drowsiness. ED has it's own consequences and Cialis won't be affordable long term.
Avatar m tn I was on it for years and it worked very well for me. Just be patient, changes don't happen overnight. Communicate any side effects to your doctor, if you experience them, they typically only last about the first 2 weeks of treatment, and then they will start to subside. Good luck, let us know how it is going!
Avatar n tn What are the side effects you are having? Usually the side effects continue for 2 weeks then settle. It might be a good idea to tell you doctor you want to come of of them. I do know with my doctor he said to plod on an keep taking them...
Avatar f tn Hello, Dry skin is a common side effect of lexapro while other symptoms that you have mentioned are frequent side effects of seasonique.Pls discuss these adverse effects with your doctor and shift to some other birth control measure. You can apply some antiitch cream like antihistaminic cream on the itchy rashes but oral antihistaminics like benadryl or Claritin will be more effective.These are available over the counter.
Avatar m tn That's usually the goal, for the Xanax to be a short-term treatment while a person is waiting for the antidepressant to reach its desired level of effectiveness. It's not uncommon to experience some start-up side effects with the Lexapro, which can include an increase in anxiety, feeling "jittery" and shaky (as though you've drank too much coffee), headaches, some GI symptoms (nausea, diarrhea), sleep disturbances (insomnia), lack of appetite, drowsiness.
Avatar m tn Which, btw, you should have been well informed of when it was being prescribed to you, or when you were told to read the patient information leaflet. The PDR states that normal side effects of Lexapro include drowsiness, fatigue, sedation and apathy. These symptoms are similar to almost all SSRIs and they should subside once your body adjusts to the medication. You've only been on it a few days, and that brings us to...........
Avatar n tn //depression.emedtv.com/lexapro/lexapro-side-effects.html When I told the doctor I was having a hard time sleeping and so forth..what does she prescribe...??? SLEEPING PILLS... It seems they want you on every pill under the sun... I thought these doctor's had some brains....they went to school to study medicine... They should know the side effects and how long it takes to come off of a pill. I feel violated...
Avatar n tn The Lex has definitely helped my depression, but there have been side effects...extremely vivid dreams, sexual side effects and the occasional leg jerk while drifting off to sleep. My counselor says I need to stay on it for at least 6 months for it to make a difference but I'm scared of staying on it for much longer.
Avatar n tn Is it like saying just taking longer birth control pills? What are the side effects? What are the benefits? Has FDA approved? Where i can search more about Yaz? Will it affect my future plan of having a healthy pregnancy? Also, i was told if i do want to get pregnant, i should wait 6 months after taking the birth control pills. is that true?
Avatar f tn I'm wondering if my doctor could prescribe something to help with my overactive bladder so I could keep taking the Lexapro or if I should just take something else instead. Lexapro is good in ways because it produces fewer side effects than any other SSRI med that I've tried and I've tried many of them.
Avatar n tn A lot of times, the endo's do not know (or have not researched into) that Lexapro in fact has some serious nasty side effects - although the maker (Forest Pharmaceutical) says there is no risk of addition or side effects. If you can avoid it - do so. Even in the 10mg form it can cause you more grief and depression if used over a period of time. It has a very bad "rebound effect" - since it is a "specific serotonin reuptake inhibitors" (or SSRIs) ...
Avatar f tn My doc gave me samples of Lexapro and I took 10 mg for two days before the nasty side effects occured - extreme sleepiness, I felt drowsy, disoriented, sick to my stomach, and had a skin rash on my face. I was also taking Klonopin 1mg/day and I wonder if those two drugs just potentiated their effects and that's what happened. He's a GP and I don't think he knows that much about treating panic disorder with depression brought on by chronic pain.
Avatar n tn I was suprised b/c so many people speak highly of it and how it doesn't have a lot of side effects, and I don't normally have many side effects from meds. I guess this drug just didn't like my body. Call the doc. and do what you feel is right. I, personally, am going back to my Ativan when needed. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Keep in mind that these kinds of meds can take up to 4-6 weeks before they REALLY start making a difference in how you feel, which is why it is so important to try to be patient and give the med a chance to start working. It is very common to have some initial side effects during that adjustment phase.
Avatar n tn I am like you as far as taking medications because I am sensitive to side effects. I decided to go with Lexapro. My doctor really seems to like this medicine. I have been on it for two days. I was told it could take about a week or so and I should start to feel better from my anxiety and any side effects. So far I have experience some drowsiness and lightheadness. Thanks.
380558 tn?1309045987 Hey, I was going to metion the Cymbalta, but like you I'm not sure of the side effects and such, but it is supposed to help with depression, and the physcial pain suffered from depression. Look it up, it may be what you need. Also, I take Excedrin PM to help me sleep, it is the only thing over the counter that helps, for me. It may be addictive, but it hasn't been for me, I just take it when I need to.
Avatar m tn IF, indeed, I am still suffering from anxiety and depression. Since one of the listed side-effects of Lexapro is SEVERE dizziness, that is one additional reason that I am interested in coming off of it. But not, I have decided, until I break into my new job after my training class ends and maybe being on the job for a month or two. Otherwise I might lose sleep over starting my new job!