Is there a recommended time of the day to take it. I take it 10 mg at 7:30 p.m. but wake up with anxiety and nausea. I was on brintellix but really didn't do anything for me.
Are you starting on 10mg?? This is a very high dose to start on! It's probably best to start on 5mg, then gradually build up.
I found 10 mg too much for me start on due to nausea & anxiety too. I broke the 10 mg pill in half & started on 5 mg. The 5 mg for a week to 10 days will help you adjust more gradually & will help the nausea & anxiety. I found taking it a couple of hours before bed was best as it made me too sleepy during the day. It will be okay. Just give it time. Goid luck!
I take 5mg of Lexapro at 10am and am tired - BUT I posed the question to my doc. and she said it didn't matter what time it's taken.
Personally what I think makes me very tired is the Ativan taken (as needed) to combat the initial anxiety of starting up on Lexapro I'm at day 13.
If you have diarrhea or are sick to your stomach with escitalopram I have a few tricks
1. do not eat before taking. take on empty stomach
2. ginger ale to calm
3. crystallized ginger to snack on.
Two days ago was agony. Now is is all gone.
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