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suzzze
suzzze

Anyone taking it ? What time do you take it? I feel like it makes me super drowsy but then I wake up at night. Wondering what the best time is to take it.

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I take it before I go to bed. No real reason other than I take it at the same time as klonopin which I use for sleep.

suzzze
suzzze in reply to Marshall64

What’s the klonopin like

Marshall64
Marshall64 in reply to suzzze

It is a mild but long lasting benzo. It just helps me sleep. If I took it during the day it would make me too drowsy although people take it during the day for anxiety.

I take Lexapro I try and take it the same times each day. I take it at bedtime because it can make me sleepy if I’m not doing anything, but I take klopion for sleep at night and anxiety during the day.

Is the klonopin helpful

I take Lexapro every morning with my coffee. No noticeable drowsiness.

I take lexapro 20mg at dinnertime. It doesn't make me drowsy at all, but maybe your taking a higher dose than me. Check with your doctor see what he says. I feel better on it though my thoughts don't race as much as before.

suzzze
suzzze in reply to Clue

Yea when I was taking it before I noticed I didn’t ruminate as much and I could just let thoughts go rather than become fixated on thinking about it

Suzzze - I take part in the morning and part at night but I am always tired and drowsy. I do not drink coffee in the am as it makes me more anxious. I think you just have to try what works for you. I do know when I take at night( once I arrive home from work) it has a calming effect.

suzzze
suzzze in reply to laxma

Yea I’m trying to give up coffee bc it doesn’t help. But man is it hard to give up my morning Cuban coffee ☕️

I was taking 20 mg at night and 10 mg in the morning. I didn’t notice any drowsiness but I did take my bigger dose right before bed.

How’s it worked out for you? Has it helped?

It worked well until I got depressed in the Fall. Before I had been taking it for my social anxiety. Then my psychiatrist switched me to Cymbalta, Klonopin, and Rexulti. I had been taking Lexapro for around 10 years and it worked well. When I got depressed I guess my doctor just wanted to try something different. I hope it works well for you too!

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I just bumped up from 10 to 20 mg of Lexapro to manage waves of anxiety. I was told to take to with or shortly after breakfast. It hasn’t cured my anxiety completely, but it’s under control. It takes a few weeks to adjust to this med so I was told to be patient.

suzzze
suzzze in reply to Hidden

I’m glad u are doing better and I’ll be patient 😄

suzzze, I was started on Lexapro while in the hospital 5 years ago.

Was told to always take it with food. It was given to me at lunchtime

and I have never had a problem with drowsiness. It is one of the best

meds I have been on. I am currently on 20mg. Wish you well xx

suzzze
suzzze in reply to Agora1

Ty! Same to you!

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Want to report that after 2 weeks on my bumped-up-to 20 mg Lexapro, that it’s working great! My quality of life has improved dramatically!

suzzze
suzzze in reply to Hidden

Yea I feel like it’s been helpful to me too. Thoughts are more passing than persistent ruminations

royal-tea
royal-tea in reply to Hidden

This is really good to hear. I’m currently contemplating upping my dose. My doc thinks it’s a good idea but I’m scared to mess with it. It’s not really working but it’s kind of working and kind of is better than not at all. Sigh.

suzzze
suzzze in reply to royal-tea

Definitely, give it some time I’m sure you will see it’s benefits

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Whatever works! Anxiety is a disease just like any other. It needs to be treated not endured. Life is too short to be spent in misery.

I take mine before bed, but for no real reason other than routine. I don’t find that it makes me sleepy.

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Does anybody ever drink alcohol while on Escitalipram? I really enjoy an occasional glass of wine so I do. And I do mean occasional - not daily. Haven’t noticed any adverse reactions ... yet!

I’m in the process of getting off of Lexapro, but when I was taking 10mg at night it made me super drowsy.

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I take it in the morning its never made me drowsy. Been taking it for over 10 years.

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