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I, too, took 10 mg. Lexapro (for about a ten-month period of time a few years back.) I found that, starting after about a month, it definitely helped my depression, although I didn't find it as helpful for anxiety as breathing exercises, relaxation exercises, and calming "self talk."

So I agree you should give it a chance for at least a few months. Make sure you don't stay up late and get on a regular sleeping schedule. This is VERY important for fighting fatigue!

Practice relaxing your entire body and try to fall asleep peacefully and comfortably every night.

I also had a problem with fatigue while on Lexapro, but depression makes me tired, so I don't know how much the Lexapro contributed (though I think it was some.) Also, I didn't drink coffee daily back then, which I do now, and it helps me have energy. I also went to bed later back then, which I also think contributed to fatigue.

However, if I ever take Lexapro again, I would probably start on 5 mg. Lexapro to see if that works, due to the side effects of (constant!) constipation and some weight gain.

I don't agree that 10 mg is a low dose. That's what they prescribed me as a normal dose.

P.S. Another common side effect is vivid dreams. Are you having those, and do they affect your sleep-- could that be contributing to your fatigue? How do you feel you sleep at night-- good quality, or no?


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