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Old 12-13-2006, 12:31 PM   #1
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Whats up with the Lexapro?

Took my first dose of lexapro today 10mg. I feel very strange....in a good way. Almost too good. I was under the impression that it would take 2-6 weeks to feel anything is this true?
The only thing I can think is my pd had me on Tramadol the past few months for a severe backache but I've been off them for about a week now. Does the lexapro work similiar to the tramadol? I do realize they cannot be taken together due to overload of ssri - or whatever! I'm also taking adderal 20mg per day for add. Anyone know why I feel WAY TOO GOOD?? I'm not complaining just thought there may be a connection betwwen the tramadol and lexapro.

 
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:15 PM   #2
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Re: Whats up with the Lexapro?

It took me a week to feel any change. When I did, it's like you described it - I felt almost TOO good, lots of energy. The second week, this began to level off. I still had more energy than normal, but wasn't quite as bubbly. It remained like this for a few weeks, but I started going downhill and feeling like my old self after about 6 weeks. I went up to 15mg in late November, and that's where I am now. I don't have all the energy and happy feelings I had during the first week, but I'm feeling pretty good overall. I think it takes awhile to create a balance in your system.

As for the Tramadol, I can't say - never heard of it.

 
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:48 PM   #3
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Re: Whats up with the Lexapro?

[QUOTE=dfroman1166] Anyone know why I feel WAY TOO GOOD??

That amphetamine feeling won't last long.

 
Old 12-13-2006, 02:59 PM   #4
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Re: Whats up with the Lexapro?

Don't really care if it dosen't - just want to feel normal! Thought that maybe there was a connection to the tramadol- which is acually non-narcotic but does make you feel very relaxed. This is how I feel-as long as I can get through the day without feeling like I want to go far,far away or sleep all day then I'm good.

 
Old 12-14-2006, 08:49 AM   #5
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Re: Whats up with the Lexapro?

Hi dfroman1166, I started on Lexapro 10mg and Trazodone 100 mg at night 10 days ago. I also take 20mg per day of Aderal for ADD. I had no effect except blured vision for 5 days, 4 hrs a night sleep then 6th day real bad body cringing and super tense for about 6 hrs., same thing next day. Day 8 went to 20mg Lexapro and had a good day and a full night sleep, same on 9th. Last night not good only 4 hrs again but i will say that the last 4 days the my thinking seems better and I don't think about things I have no control of right now that were making me sad. I can see this might take some time to get my thinking right. I just deal with it and do what the doctors order.

 
Old 12-14-2006, 10:21 AM   #6
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Re: Whats up with the Lexapro?

that is exactly how i felt on the lexapro. i started it and it was WONDERFUL. i felt so good, so happy, so calm, so carefree, anxiety-free, i could face anything. that lasted about the first month. the first 2 weeks were great though. i took it 8 weeks and had anxiety all over again so i switched to zoloft which only lasted 4 days becaused it drove me crazy. then went back on lexapro have been for the last month. it really isn't doing alot for me right now so i am weaning off the 10 mg. at first it was great and then all in 3 months it wasn't working all the way

 
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