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I HAVE BEEN TAKING LEXAPRO FOR 5 DAYS NOW IN THE MORNING AND I SEEM TO BECOME VERY JITTERY AND SLEEPY. I FEEL LIKE I CAN'T FUNCTION . I AM ON IT FOR DEPRESSION. IS THIS NORMAL AND WILL THESE SIDE EFFECTS GO AWAY ? SHOULD I TAKE THE LEXAPRO AT NIGHT BEFORE BED ?
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I would, unless you've tried it by now, give it a shot. Also if your still having these probs, after 5 days thats kinda a long time to still be having those probs, you might want to try something else. Ive had similar experiences with anti depressants makin things worse, actually alot of people have. Paxil worked great didnt make me nervous or anything, however the side effect of fatigue and sleepyness were too much so i had to stop. Good luck
285848 tn?1219092313
I take lexapro for anxiety and depression. I too felt jittery and just...wired while I took it...I would say it took about a week and a half to go away. I took it in the morning as well. If I took it any time past 12 I would be up all night. I don't know if I would take it at night...it may keep you up or wake you up. Maybe you could try it. Let me know how it turns out for you because if you do well with it at night maybe I'll do the same! Good luck!
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i have been taking laxapro 20 mg for 3 weeks now and do not see a difference in my mood. should i change medication or up the doseage.   joey111349
1037594 tn?1258562179
Lexapro is what I take and I had to go through Paxil, Effexor xl and too many others to get results.  It took 2 years and my meds could still use some fine tuning.  I would try taking it at bed although I am concerned it may interrupt your sleep.  You can always talk to your doctor and find the one that suites your brain chemistry and lifestyle the best.  Good Luck
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