I just been prescribed 10mg by my doctor and I haven't taken it yet. I'm worried about the side effects and if it will make me feel high. I've been dealing with anxiety since I moved away from my home. It's been hard for me to find a job because of my anxiety. I get shakey,my heart races, an I'm really shy. I have finally got job and start in 2 days, but I also just got prescribed this medication. I'm worried about starting my job and medication at the same time because I don't know how the medication will effect me. Any advice?
Does Lexapro 10mg make you feel high when you take it?
- 18 Sep 2013 by needsmileyface
- 13 days ago
- lexapro, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, side effect, doctor
Added 18 Sep 2013:
I forgot to add that I have had previous drug use before. And I never want to feel uncomfortably high again from pills (if that makes sense)
I just started taking lexapro again 2 weeks ago. I get severe nausea, slightly heavy eyes, heart races, tongue tingly, dry mouth and just a overall groggy feeling. Yes it makes me feel high. Also ..no sexual desire which sucks! (; and poor appetite. But again I've read that can happen the first few weeks.
I used to take escitolaproam, which is generic for lexapro, for anxiety. And I had never felt worse in my life. It made me lightheaded, extremely fatigued, and agitated. It was terrible while I took it. Drugs like this really mess with your brain and I cant recommend it. So I am now on buspar and it does pretty good.
I know this is an old post, but Lexapro made me feel high as a kite on just 5mg the first day I took it. I felt like I was Superman, invincible and just wanted to talk to everyone who I met while walking down the street. But I was taking it for general anxiety. I have since found out I have bipolar disorder. So yea, I would say it can make certain people feel high, and can induce mania - which for me is dangerous as I have mixed states.
I take it at night as it makes me sleepy. The initial side effects were elevated awareness and a slight sense of mild paranoia (I was hyper aware of my surroundings is all). This went away quickly. I will say my roller coaster moods evened out dramatically and I was able to manage extreme stress at work without going bonkers. I could make reasonable decisions without losing my cool.
The worst lingering side effect, which I think is exacerbated by menopause, is the lack of sexual desire. There are days it's just gone. That frustrates me and the dr and I are working on it.
I've never felt "high" on this medicine but highly recommend you be upfront with your doctor about your past and your concerns to monitor the effect medicines have on you.
Best of luck and good healing!
I dont know if this will help or not but iv been on lexapro for almost a year and I also had other problems with feeling the bad effects from pills. "Pill" but it takes a little while to really start to kick in and balance out the cemicauls in your brain they did not make me high the first time taking them but every person is diff to. I also was on 10mg of it but after about a month or so I think it became to strong for me like I was lost I couldn't see it but all my friends and family did i have just recently stopped the lexapro but my life also calmed down a little bit as well but I still have very bad ups and downs every now and then when I get sad or depressed I get it bad and just as well as being mad or happy.
I think I should have been put on another medication to go with it to balance me out and lower my dose to 5 MG is what im going to ask my doctor this time but yes if your having a rough time in life right now you will deff have mood swings starting this and once it kicks in u will calm down but try an be sure it's not slowing you down to wear I was other then that I think they are a pretty good pick bc anxiety runs in my family
I take a 10mg tablet each morning. I do not feel anything like a "high." I DO feel better about life in general. When I forget to take it, I start thinking as I did in the past; a slightly dark cloud starts to hover over me. I think I should start drinking again because I want a bump out of my blasé mood. I THINK THE MEDICINE IS GREAT.
Lexapro is used to help both anxiety & depression. I didn't find it made me feel "high" at all. If anything it made me feel sleepy & fuzzy after about 3 hrs so I take it a couple of hours before bed at night. This has helped & I am not so anxious during the day. When I first started the 10 mg I did experience nausea so I broke the 10 mg pill in half & took 5 mg for a week. This stopped the nausea. Then I increased to 10 mg. Some people have no problems taking it in the morning. I did... so taking it before bed, ideally a couple of hours before bed, has worked. Good luck! Hope it helps you!
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 22 Oct 2013 • 30 answers
Posted 9 Feb 2015 • 1 answer
Posted 25 Mar 2015 • 4 answers
Posted 7 Feb 2016 • 4 answers
Posted 3 Apr 2016 • 3 answers