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   Posted 10/28/2006 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Did anyone have a lack of motivation at the start of lexapro usage? I just don't feel like doing ANYTHING!! Maybe it is just in my head, but I am usually amped up in the morning and ready to take on the world. This is only my second day of Lexapro and I am perhaps over-emphasizing the effects. But, never-the-less I am concerned.
Was on Zoloft for ten years. Trying to go natural for 7 months now, very difficult. Diagnosis: Depersonalization/Derealization, Panic, GAD, mild-OCD, mild-Depression.

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   Posted 10/28/2006 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   

I was on Lexapro for a couple of years. I don't remember it affecting me like that. If it did, I contributed it to my depression. I don't know if this helps, I hope so.


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   Posted 10/28/2006 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. My psyche doc has me taking it at 5:00PM for this reason.
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   Posted 10/28/2006 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
hey you guys that are taking lexapro, do you remember it increasing the anxiety the first few weeks, will this level out, how long did it take, glad you are here, the weekends are hard to get through, not much to keep you busy and if there is can't get motivated to do it.

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   Posted 10/28/2006 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Lexapro for a couple months now... I would definately say if you're taking it in the morning... to switch to the evening because it can make you feel lethargic and tired.

I have way too much anxiety in the morning and day so I take it in the morning when I wake up, and it keeps me calm.

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   Posted 10/28/2006 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I do actually take it in the morning but doesn't really calm me down yet, maybe still kicking in

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   Posted 10/28/2006 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I took mine in the morning and yes the first few weeks I had to adjust - I was fatigued and whatnot. But after the first month it helped me tremendously. I plan on getting back on it. It is great for depression as well as anxiety. It was for me anyhow - of course everyone is different. Idie

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   Posted 10/28/2006 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on Lexapro for over a year and a half. I was given the med primarily for depression, but it is also supposed to help with the anxiety. I still have bouts of both, lately more with depression. I can only tolerate 15mg for some reason, but occasionally go on higher dose for a bit to help with the depression. I also take it at night because it made me sleepy, but it really doesn't anymore. As for a lack of motivation, I had that before the med, due to depression, so I really can't say. If anything, I would say it helped that. Good luck with this, and please remember that these SSRI's all take a while to work, and side effects tend to taper off as well. Just give it some time, hopefully it will help you.


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   Posted 10/29/2006 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I bumped a thread for you from awhile back hope it helps
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   Posted 10/29/2006 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Lyn :)
Was on Zoloft for ten years. Tried to go natural for 7 months. Didn't work. Now I have started Lexapro and Klonopin. Diagnosis: Depersonalization/Derealization, Panic, GAD, mild-OCD, mild-Depression.

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