I am finding the side effects are nausea and extreme tiredness, and while started on 10 mg. for 1st week, 2nd week doc told me to increase to 20 mg. After reading about the Depakote, I was scared to take it so didn't for the first week. I called the doc to report the increased morning anxiety and that I was afraid to take the Depakote, he stated that along with the Depakote and Lexapro together, the morning anxiety should get better within a week or so. Right now I'm taking Ativan to calm the anxiety, which along with the Lexapro and Depakote makes me feel like a zombie most of the day. Since I am reading such good reviews about Lexapro, and see the doctor tomorrow, I will try to stick these side affects out. I saw where one lady took 1/2 Lexapro in the evening and 1/2 in the morning with success and more energy during the day. Plan to ask my doctor about that. Maybe it's just a matter of waiting, but why do these things take so long to make you feel better? I want to feel better NOW!!!
Oh, my dear Jen! I know that I speak for everyone of us when I say that we all feel (or have felt) exactly the way you do. We're sick and tired of living with the pain, we're doing what we know we're supposed to do, and we simply want to feel better NOW. But... it just doesn't work that way. It just takes time for the medications to fully affect your brain's receptor sites and for your mind and body to adjust to these changes and the side effects they sometimes cause.
Please try to be patient a little while longer and do not hesitate to stay in close communication with your doctor and make sure you tell him/her exactly how you are feeling. It may take a few more weeks and even then you may find that these meds aren't the best choice for you. What works for me may not work as well for you. But stick with it because eventually you WILL feel better.
You can always talk to us ~ we're ready to listen and help in any way we can.
Best wishes, sweetie! WCV
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