Last Tuesday I began taking Lexapro, 10mg. It happened to coincide with the monthly bout of insomnia I get before/during beginning of my period. Despite being dog-tired, it seemed like the Lexapro made me feel okay about things. (Usually if I have a bout of insomnia I am highly irritable, have a short temper, feel like crap, etc. - but I didn't feel that way.) I also felt very spacey and like I was swimming through fog some of the time.
By Saturday I was sleeping again and didn't feel as spacey. But then on Sunday, I had a small wave of panic, and felt a little depressed and hopeless, too. Sundays are often my worst days and we've had a lot going on (in-laws visiting).
I am wondering if the Lexapro isn't working as well as it should, or if it just takes time to get back on an even keel? I felt really optimistic at first b/c despite the side effects of being spacey and having some stomach queasiness (which I still have) it seemed like it made me feel better. They told me it would take a week or two to see results. Should I give it some more time? Take a higher dose (and feel more nauseous, yuck)? Try something new?