Post Edited By Moderator (Victoria) : 9/13/2006 2:09:10 PM (GMT-6)
My wife has now been on it for about 1 month. 10 mg.
She is doing quite well on it. She is not a side effects reader-so she had no preconceived notions of exhaustion or appetite problems.
Our sleeping habbits are attrotious to begin with, so taking a nap is normal everyday behavior for us. I work, she does not. So I try to stay up late with her, which of course means I am exhausted during the day and need a nap when I get home. She usually is very willing to nap with me.
This behavior was common prior to Lexapro (switched from Effexor) and is still common. Her mood has been much better, and she doesn't seem to really be feeling any side effects. I guess everybody is different.
So give in to the nap, and continue to feel better.
Post Edited (tase2) : 9/13/2006 11:10:58 AM (GMT-6)
When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...********************
There is a non-pharmaceutical solution which works for some people. I know this sounds completely backwards but if you exercise regularly every day (even if it is just a couple of laps of your block... I think thats what Americans call housing estates) you release endorphins which make you feel better and also your body prepares for a lack of energy which is KNOWS cant be solved by sleeping so it makes you change your reaction to the exhaustion.
RE: Getting a stimulant from the doctor... Coffee is one thing but pharmaceutical stimulants are quite another (in my opinion) and I completely disagree with using them. If you use them for any length of time you can get a dependence on them (not an addiction but similar) as you use them as part of your daily routine. When you start to come off them, your daily routine gets interrupted and your body finds it hard to cope (in the short term at least) without them so you are back at square 1. Thats just my personal opinion and it doesnt happen to everyone but I wanted to share my 2 pence worth with you as well.
All the Best