Lexapro And Extreme Sleepiness
Posted 10 September 2007 - 06:44 PM
Posted 12 September 2007 - 09:01 PM
RX: 20 mg Celexa and Strattera 50mg., fish oil
Formerly on Prozac 20mg, Wellbutrin 300mg.
Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:57 AM
Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:07 PM
Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:42 PM
And, for me, coming off Lex was extremely annoying. The brain shivers and dizziness lasted for about a month after I stopped taking it (and that was after working down from 20 to 5mg every other day over the course of a couple months).
Posted 17 September 2007 - 06:05 PM
Posted 17 September 2007 - 06:45 PM
Posted 21 September 2007 - 02:52 PM
past meds: everything else
Posted 21 September 2007 - 06:47 PM
daily meds: xanax XR 1 mg., lamictal 200mg., provigil 200mg,, Toprol-XL 100 mg., xyzal 5 mg.
Posted 22 September 2007 - 03:30 PM
My experience with sleepiness hasn't been all bad. For the most part I can stay awake using sugar free energy drinks if its coming on really strong and I can't afford to give in. It seems very cyclic to me, weeks of extreme sleepiness followed by weeks of wakefulness. It can be very relaxing to sleep for 14 to 16 hours in one day, in my easy chair, listening to the baseball games in the center of town. It certainly does a lot to ease my stress.
My other celexa effects have gone away, this is the one that still strikes me. It's one I can live with and may even be a beneficial effect depending on how you think about it.
My partner does worry about it too. She's extremely active and always doing something so its hard for her to understand how I can just sleep. I do feel guilty because I can't give her the attention she deserves. She's a wonderful, beautiful and fun person (and tolerant) and she deserves someone who can play with her more often. When I'm in one of my sleepy cycles, and she really wants me to do something with her, she surprises me with a tasty mocha or a smoothie loaded with energy powder.
Posted 23 October 2008 - 11:31 PM
Posted 24 October 2008 - 02:44 PM
*I'm not saying that all generics are worse than all brand name meds. Hell, some may even work better, but there's an excellent chance that they will be different in their effectiveness. "Wellbutrin" is thus far only made by a single generics company, and this particular "Wellbutrin" is known to suck with respect to the brand name stuff.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 06:24 PM
I'm not taking it for depression. I'm taking it to counteract the agitation and irritability from topamax. My doc did not think cogentin or artane were good ideas, and he actually wanted to switch me from topamax to something else, but I begged him not to. So, he suggested the lexapro because it is fast acting, until I see the ndoc on the 15th.
But lexapro is not helping with the agitation at all. I'm not being as mean to people, I think because I don't have the energy for it. But inside I still feel like I want to jump out of my skin. And this whole teeth clenching/grinding thing from the lexapro doesn't really help things. I've been on lex for two weeks now. I thought the lethargy might get better once I adjusted to the med, but the longer I'm on it, I feel more tired. So, I think I will call my doc on monday and ask if I can d/c lex. People will just have to deal with my bitchiness until the ndoc figures something out.
If my doc says it's ok, can I just stop the lexapro? I'm on 10 mg. Or will I have to taper down?
EDIT: I forgot to mention that lexapro is also giving me awful headaches. And since I'm on topamax for headaches, it doesn't make any sense to stay on lex.
I feel like I'm running around in circles with all these SE's, and I'm only on two meds.
Edited by Mrs. Singer, 05 December 2008 - 07:45 PM.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:23 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:10 PM
But lexapro is not helping with the agitation at all. I'm not being as mean to people, I think because I don't have the energy for it. But inside I still feel like I want to jump out of my skin.
Heh. I've been on Celexa a little over two weeks and while it seems to have stopped me sitting around being anxious, I'm incredibly jumpy. SO rolled over and began to snore, I startled so hard I threw myself out of bed. Now I no longer find myself thinking, "Oh my god, the telephone might ring at any moment," but when it does ring I jump and then stand there panting for about thirty seconds, heart racing. But then answer it without any feeling of dread. This is weird, but kind of funny, and an improvement.
Celexa did the sleep-all-day thing to me for a full two weeks. It's only really the last four days that getting out of bed and going to the bathroom isn't so exhausting that I have to lie down again and sleep for another six hours.
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