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#1 of 4 Old 10-29-2008, 05:04 PM - Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any experience with these 2 together. I can not sleep on the Lexapro and I NEED SLEEP. :

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I have taken Lexapro for several years and I take it in the am. I used Valerian a couple years ago after a car accident. I used it to help me sleep. I had no adverse reactions.

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I wouldn't mix ssri's and herbs unless you are working with a naturopath and they can check if they are contraindicated. Why don't you ask your dr for a prescription for a sleep medicine like ambien to use for occasional insomnia.

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I know,you need all the sleep you can get.
I was taking and anti anxiety pill(Ativan) and I also took some Valerian but I dont think I took them on the same days.Valerian is the best natural herb I know that will get you to feel sleepy but It's not enough for me when I am anxious as well.In South America its very common to take Valerian to sleep or relax.
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