I can totally relate. I feel the same as you do in the morning. I hope we get some answers. I gradually
moved up to 20mg and have been on that a week now. I heard in another week I should feel better?
I take it about 8am and don't feel good until about 1pm.
I took it last night at around 9pm and didnt fall asleep until about 2am (unusual for me). I was restless and had to smoke a lot of cigarettes, but this morning i felt sleepy but ok. I think i will try this for a few days and see what happens. I dont want to have to up the dose, so we'll see. Oh, and i dont feel all buzzy and medicated, either.
Lexapro is idiosyncratic in that it can make some people drowsy and exacerbate insomnia in others. If you're taking the appropriate dose, the Lexapro shouldn't be 'wearing off' within an 8-hour period. Talk to your psychiatrist about your dosages and reactions to the Lexapro because, if it isn't working well enough, there are always alternatives. Your medication is supposed to help you function when you're afflicted by this heinous disease; if you're not able to get to class or work after taking the medication for months, then there is a problem.
However, it does take some time for the medication to take effect. When you're put on Lexapro or similar anti-depressants, you should have an experimental time limit of up to 6 months, to guage whether you are responding well to the Lexapro. Even after a month, you're still adjusting to the medication. You should definitely be talking to your therapist about your response to the Lexapro, but you should also be asking questions about the drug's efficiency and effects in regard to time, dosage, and possible responses to any substance abuse problems you may or may not have, since this does effect depression profoundly.
I have a solution. I started with 10 mg and had the same problem. The solution was to take 10 mg in morning and another 10 mg around 6 pm. I also take another 10 mg for sleep. I talked to my psychiatrist and she agreed and it does the trick.
Hey.. I am also on lexapro.. and I have noticed a increase in smoking with me.. it seems like I can never have enough and I am also jittery.. do you seem to have the same symptoms or.. is it just me?! lol..
Yes I am smoking a whole lot more. I don't know if it's that I need it so much more or that I just don't care. (I usually don't smoke unless I drink because I'm usually too guilty or worrying about wrinkles). I hear lexapro can make you apathetic, and I've noticed this somewhat in myself, but damn, I don't care! That's the point, right? I'm not suffering from the anxiety at least. But the jitteryness only lasted a couple weeks with me, I'm feeling almost super after 4 weeks on lexapro.
I’m 17 and I just started escitalopram? (Lexapro) about a week or 2 ago and I feel like it take a while to kick in, and my anxiety shoots up towards night time, so is it okay for me to take my lexapro before bed? At like 6? Or like NOW (11:12pm) because I forgot to take it today .. HELP.