I have been on Lexapro for just over a year and it has helped me tremendously with anxiety. In the beginning, I slep great and had lots of energy to get up. Now, I still sleep great, but can't get up in the mornings, but once I do get up am fine. I am still sleepy and can fall back into sleep every morning.
Hi there Blue Sands. I really can't tell you why. I was on it for about a year. I stopped it because it made me feel tired. My dose was 30mg. Jujst curious what yours is. I was on cymbalts for almost a year and a half, developed two fairly bad late reactions to it and stopped taking it. and that was after all that time. I took my lexapro first thing in the morning. Not sure when you take yours. Perhaps maybe a change in the time when you take it might help.
I know meds affect everone diffrent. I take my lexapro around 5 pm. I do ok waking up. I don't feel as tired anyomore since I changed the time I take it. Von-1, oh I only take 10 mg
Lexapro did the same thing to me. Do you take it at night? Try taking it a little earlier in the evening, maybe around 7p.m. My doctor prescribed Wellbutrin to take in the morning to counteract the drowsiness. It helped considerably. You may want to try that as well. Wellbutrin may also provide another good kick for your anxiety and the depression that usually goes with it. Hope this helps and good luck!
I was on 20mg of lexapro for 6 months and in the end I had to stop taking it as it made me a Zombie. I was constantly tired, no matter how much I slept. I have come off it (slowly) and 7hours sleep is back to being sufficient.
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