Hello. I am starting on Lexapro tomorrow. I have never before taken an SSRI. I am sure each person reacts somewhat differently, but I am interested in what I should expect. Am I likely to feel totally different? React to people differently? Will people likely notice a difference in me? Or are the changes more subtle?
My doc says likely side effects are a minor headache for 20 minutes or so, the first couple of times I take it, and maybe a slightly upset stomach for a few days. Does that sound about right?
I have read the package insert, so I know the statistical information. But just looking for anyone's personal experiences.
Also, I asked doc if I can drink alcohol while on Lexapro. I am not a heavy drinker, but I have a nice wine collection and I really enjoy my one glass of red wine a night, with dinner, and an occassional beer out with friends. Doc said "don't drink at all the first week; after that you can try a glass of wine one night and see how you feel -- some people find they can't drink on it, while many others find one drink a night fine." Any experiences on this?