Yeah yeah I know, you're probably thinking "She just started this yesterday and already she has questions???"
Well yesterday I took my first dose and felt normal, aside from being extraordinarily tired once 8/9pm rolled around (which may or may not be related, I could have just been extra tired) and I could NOT stop yawning, and if I wasn't yawning I felt like I was on the verge of either yawning or being nauseous; I couldn't decide what the feeling was.
So I decided it was definitely time for bed and I went to the bathroom to wash my face, and when I looked into the mirror I was surprised to find that my pupils were HUGE! Not so much like they would be on certain illegal drugs where you can hardly see the color of your eyes, but it was pretty close.
Has anyone else on Lexapro, or any other antidepressants, experienced this? I looked on their website and couldn't find anything stating that it would be a side effect, so I thought I would ask here. It's not particularly bothersome and I'm certainly not going to stop taking them just because of that, I just thought it seemed kind of strange.
I remember reading once that in the old days, women used to ingest a certain type of poisonous plant called belladonna and it would dilate their pupils which would make them seem more attracted to the men, because your pupils dilate when you're looking at something you like. So maybe since it's affecting my serotonin which is involved with good feelings, my pupils are dilating as a natural response? Hmm...