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Re: Lexapro...
Nov 30, 2004
OK, my experience....
Had bad anxiety that gave me insomnia. Went to doc, he gave me Lexapro and told me to take 6 days of half tablets at 5mgs a piece, then take full dose of 10mgs after that.

First day I took it, I was fine but still had a little anxiety....woke up with bowl issues that I thought might be related to either this pill or a virus I was getting over.

Second day I took it, I got a really bad headache and woke up at night with anxiety and in the morning with anxiety. More bowl issues.

Third day I didn't take any Lexapro...felt GREAT that day.

Fourth day, normal anxiety started up again, so decided I'd go back to the drawing board with the Lexapro and start all over - that perhaps it was just a fluke what I experienced.

Fifth day (well, 1st dose again) anxiety still but "dulled" in sensation. Still having thoughts that I'm suffering some strange disease. So tired I took a nap at 4 pm which is totally not like me.

Sixth day (2nd dose again) dulled anxiety and massive migranes with pulling sore sensation behind left eye. So freaking tired I could barely stay awake in class...came home and collapsed on the couch for a 2 hour nap before my doctor's appointment.

This stuff was NOT for me...I had been on Paxil previously years ago and I had NO effects like this upon taking it. I know the whole thing about "giving the medication 2 to 4 weeks for full effects" but not if your feeling crappy like this - it's time to try another pill. No amount of time cures side effects of something that doesn't work with your body chemistry.

I was prescribed Effexor XR now so I'm currently awaiting any side effects. So far, no headaches, no eye strain, no tiredness - no anxiety.

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