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Old 12-07-2006, 04:10 PM   #1
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Lexapro "Zombie/Apathy" period?

Hi, Thanks for being here.
I have been on Lex for 6 weeks now for depression (untreated for 20 years, yea, I know), it started out feeling like speed, then gave me headaches, then leveled off. Now, the "apathy" period is hitting me.

How long does this last?



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Old 12-07-2006, 05:40 PM   #2
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Re: Lexapro "Zombie/Apathy" period?

hey i was on lexapro for 8 weeks then quit and started zoloft which was a big nightmare, then quit zoloft after 4 days and now i have been back on lexapro for about 3 weeks. I get really tired and sleepy from the lexapro still, and I take it at night. I'm real sensitive to medicine though. i am not sure about how long the zombie period is supposed to last. i have heard others say they get real sleepy on it and some say it doesn't bother them. i guess everyone is different. i am on 10 mg and sometimes i think "it probably wouldn't hurt to be on 15 mg" but i am afraid i couldn't stay awake.

Old 12-07-2006, 06:26 PM   #3
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Re: Lexapro "Zombie/Apathy" period?

I've been on Lexapro (10mg) for a little over two months. I went through an apathy period for about the first week or so, but it wasn't too bad. Overall, I have more energy since going on Lexapro. My doctor wants me to go up to 20mg - I've been taking 15mg for the past two weeks. I got headachy and my appetite increased during the first week on 15. Now, I'm going through tired spells. It hits about an hour after I take it, and wears off after a few hours. Then, I'm back to high energy time for the rest of the day. I'm hoping it will find a balance sometime soon. I want to go up to 20mg soon, but I'm a little afraid of what will happen. I definitely don't want to be any more tired than I am now.

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Re: Lexapro "Zombie/Apathy" period?

I have hit the zombie status lately due to the combo of meds I am on. I sat watching tv for hours and nothing was running through my head, which is odd because usually my mind won't stop. I hope this does not last because it seems only the extreme highs or lows that I feel.

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