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    Old 05-07-2007, 06:57 PM   #1
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    derealization & lexapro & stuff PLEASE READ AND HELP!!

    Hi, I've been on lexapro for about 3 .. and the other week i was having realllly vivid dreams, they felt extremely real and they felt long and had a lot of detail, but yet they were really weird and full of random things and they were rather annoying, and when I would wake up I would have deja-vu later on in the day and think "when did that happen?!" and then I would think back and realize it was a dream. Wow that all sounds weird but I was wondering, is this like a side effect of lexapro? I'm taking a pretty low dose but I'm rather sensative to pills in the way that they always seem to affect me, even in a small dosage.

    I also am experiencing derealization now, at times, and having these vivid dreams are making it worse because I "feel like I'm in a dream" when I'm in normal life, and I always feel as if I'm going to "wake up". It's freaky and annoying, and sometimes I just feel really disoriented, like I'm concentrating on something and then I space out and feel completely confused, like I can't put together what happened before.

    When I first started taking the Lexapro (in the first week or so..) I felt dizzy, tired, cloudy-headed, drowsy, and rather trance-like, a description sort of like someone would have if they were stoned, but after about the second week of being on it the symptoms became lesser. I still have panicky moments, and small bouts of anxious thoughts, but the Lexapro has taken away some of the things I have.

    I do still get derealization, and once I got depersonalization, (it's so scary!!!)

    I also take Clonopin when I feel really anxious, I take it during the day, as opposed to Lexapro, which I take at night.



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    Old 05-07-2007, 10:11 PM   #2
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    Re: derealization & lexapro & stuff PLEASE READ AND HELP!!

    I Use To Take It And I Got Very Vivid Dreams Too. Its Normal.

    Old 05-08-2007, 04:23 AM   #3
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    Re: derealization & lexapro & stuff PLEASE READ AND HELP!!

    Derealization is part of anxiety. Look on the anxiety board for some threads on this. It is very helpful.

    I have been dealing with it for over a year now. I have this "drunk" feeling. Like I am ina dream.

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