On Lexapro 2 weeks and not sleeping the best

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   Posted 2/3/2007 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Guys I am on Lexapro about 2 weeks and every night i wake about 4 in the morning and find it hard to get back to sleep. I know ssri's can have insomnia as 1 of there side effects.
But what I am wondering is does it go after a few weeks?

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   Posted 2/3/2007 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   

  I had the same problem with lexapro of not sleeping at all, started on 10mgs went back to the pdoc and he put me on ambien cr for sleeping and it wook out great for me as my body got use to the lexapro he then up my lexapro to 20mgs and been fine since.

  Cowboy up

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   Posted 2/3/2007 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I actaully started on 5mg and today was my first day on the 10mg.
My doc said that the sleep problems should pass soon. Its not a major issue I was just wondering does it deffo pass.



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   Posted 2/3/2007 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
it may help to take it  at the start of your day

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   Posted 2/3/2007 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Try taking it the morning after breakfast. Unfortunately, the SSRIs tend to interfere with sleep and Trazodone is often prescribed to alleviate this.

But give it some time and try taking it in the AM first.
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