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Unread 11-21-2007, 08:23 AM
Lexapro Scare help

I have been on Lexapro for 4 weeks. I, too, was having (and still am to some degree) trouble sleeping. It was like my body just could not shut off for longer than an hour to two for me to get really good sleep. I was also having some anxiety...dr. thinks it is due to hormones (I kept my ovaries and boy have they kicked back on!) I have never had problems with anxiety, depression, and sleep before in my life...so this has thrown me for a loop!!

Anyway, the Lexapro has worked great for me....no weight gain so far and my libido seems to be great!! I am sleeping better...but still wake several times a night. The dr. has me taking an antihistamine at bedtime to help with sleep. I really feel so much better...more like myself, not sure if it is the Lexapro or my hormones are finally leveling out or a combination of both. Hope this helps! If there is anyone else in the same boat as me, please let me know....I feel like I am the only person who has these issues after a hyst. (TVH, kept ovaries, 33yrs old)

MB
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Unread 11-21-2007, 08:28 AM
Lexapro Scare help

did you ask your dr why she wouldnt presribe lunesta or ambien to help you sleep? anyone that is only getting 1-2 hours of sleep a night is going to be edgy. i'd sit down with her and ask her for a sleep aid before i'd start on lexapro.
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Unread 11-21-2007, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by plasticnrs
I have been on Lexapro for 4 weeks. I, too, was having (and still am to some degree) trouble sleeping. It was like my body just could not shut off for longer than an hour to two for me to get really good sleep. I was also having some anxiety...dr. thinks it is due to hormones (I kept my ovaries and boy have they kicked back on!) I have never had problems with anxiety, depression, and sleep before in my life...so this has thrown me for a loop!!

Anyway, the Lexapro has worked great for me....no weight gain so far and my libido seems to be great!! I am sleeping better...but still wake several times a night. The dr. has me taking an antihistamine at bedtime to help with sleep. I really feel so much better...more like myself, not sure if it is the Lexapro or my hormones are finally leveling out or a combination of both. Hope this helps! If there is anyone else in the same boat as me, please let me know....I feel like I am the only person who has these issues after a hyst. (TVH, kept ovaries, 33yrs old)

MB
plasticnrs, I had something very simular to you in that my body just could not shut off. I was waking all the time and having a hard time going to sleep. The anxiety was bad. lexapro has been helpful. I don't have my ovaries any more so a little progestrone has helped to relax me a bit. I'm on estrogen as well. I'm feeling much better with the lexapro and my hormone being more balanced. I think it takes time for our bodies to readjust and level off.

I wish all you ladies the best and a happy thanksgiving.

Kathy
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Unread 11-21-2007, 11:07 AM
Lexapro Scare help

Hey Ladies I guess in my desire to keep things short I should have given you all a little more insight. I had my hyst on 9/10 and since coming home from the hospital I have not slept a complete 8 hrs and still have yet to. To respond to those who suggested sleep aids I have had the following
benadryl, Advil PM, Lunesta, Rozem, Ambien, Ambein Cr and the last one was Dalmane first 30mg & then 10mg because it made me loss to much coordination. So I have had all the sleep aids that I can handle and they only seem to make me drowsy or sleep and wake up after 1-2 hours and stay that way.

I've tried candles, dark rooms, soft music only want so much of that when you can't fool around (haha) just kidding anyway. I've tried teas, ovaltine tea with valarian drowsy but no big trip to the world of continous sleep. Which has made me anxietous and edgy so that's the reason for the Lexapro to try and ease the edginess that caused my to really give my 18yr old the blues. So I hope this is more understanding now. She says that when my horomones balance out then I'll be okay I kept my ovaries so I hope this will happen soon. She thinks having me take HRT will only make me worse when I need to stop taking them so that's my story. Thank you all for listening to me whine Thanks for the advice and for the information. Your all are the greatest.
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Unread 11-21-2007, 12:10 PM
Lexapro Scare help

I loved Lexapro because it took away my appetite and made me jittery, but I got a lot done! Couldn't sleep, though, so switched to Welbutrin. Have been on it 2 years - no sexual side effects, and works great.
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Unread 11-21-2007, 09:44 PM
Lexapro Scare help

My neurologist put me on Lexapro for migraine prevention 3 months ago. I haven't noticed any weight gain or decrease in libido.
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