I spent a week on Lexapro 5mg and am half-way through my first week upping it to 10mg/day. I'm struggling with constant fatigue, spaciness, and lack of motivation--not sleepy really, just like I want to be lying down doing nothing all day. I've had some sleepless nights, but it's not consistent. My biggest concern is that I've become pretty grouchy and feel like I can't pull myself out of my bad mood. I find myself getting irritated with small things--traffic, lines at the grocery store, and pretty much anything my wife does (even when she's trying to help me!). I'm feeling a little hopeless and would love to hear from others who experienced similar effects. Thank you!
Anyone feel moody and irritated on Lexapro?
- 29 Jun 2016 by Peaceofmymind
- 2 July 2016
- lexapro, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, fatigue, sleep disorder
Give it a little longer on the 10mg. But if the moodiness doesn't subside after you have been on the 10mg for 3-4 weeks, go back to your dr. Are you on Lexapro for depression or anxiety? I found 10mg made me very moody so my dr upped my dose to 15mg which totally took the moodiness away! I was on Lexapro for mostly anxiety.
Hello PeaceofMind. These are actually all very common side effects of Lexapro during the first few weeks whether its just starting out or a dosage increase after a while. After about 14 days or so you should start to see the benefits of this med more & less of the side effects. I know its tough but try & hang in there. Most drugs of this type cause the same feelings/symptoms in the beginning. If the hopelessness gets worse or you notice other feelings of despondency call your Dr ASAP. I went through this myself on Lexapro & had to ask my spouse to be patient with me because I kept snapping at him for everything. Then it just subsided finally & Lexapro helped me so much for several years. It was worth the initial struggle for me
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