I have been taking lexapro for about eight mos and I notice that I been having unwanted musule Movement while I sleep does anybody know if this is normal???
Are these movements only at night? Is it like restless legs or is it some other body part? You maybe experiencing some side effects from the Lexapro and need to discuss this with the prescribing doctor especially if this is happening also during the day or is keeping you awake at night. You may need to have an adjustment in dosage.
Hi, some of the side effects of lexapro that could explain the unwanted muscle movements include; decreased coordination, tremor or seizure. It doesn't sound as if you are having full blown seizures but there is a chance you could be experiencing conscious mini seizures called dyskinesia. I get these from my bipolar meds. I only get them at night so it isn't too much of a problem. Talk to your doctor about it though as there may be something they can do
Hello sonia. I just wrote out a response and it never posted. So here we go again. The ladies covered your question and I really have nothing more to add in as much as an answer :-0) But... ha! Just quickly, I was also on lexapro. Did not have the symptons that you are experiencing. It always interests me when someone is having possible reactions to a medication that I've been on or am taking at the present time. I wonder, aside from as Laurie suggested, that your dose be adjusted, my question is are you on any other medications that you are currently taking, (if yes, it might be a drug related interaction from the other medication(s) and the muscle spasms/movements do they keep you from falling asleep or do they actually awaken you? Either way, I do hope you find an answer, as to why or what is causing this. best wishes and please keep us updated if you possibly can.
Hi soniahello - I've been taking 10mg of Lex for about 6 years and I never made the connection! I like to read in bed before turning out the light but I have to continually stretch my calves over and over to the point it does keep me awake. Eventually I fall asleep, but this happens just about every night.
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