I took my first dose of Lexapro last night, a few hours before bedtime. I decided to cut the pill in half and take only 5mg, rather than the full 10mg that the doctor prescribed. I plan to titrate up in a few days. Usually the recommended children's dose for OTC meds is sufficient for me.
After about three hours, I had dry mouth and felt very tired. The reaction reminded me of how I feel after taking Benedryl. I drank two glasses of water before going to bed. Then I had to get up twice to pee.
We're on a college tour right now. While driving here I had to fight an overwhelming urge to sleep that went away after about 30 minutes.
I have no inkling of any elevation in mood.