My doctor, a psychiatrist, prescribed 20 mg. of Lexapro as a change from sertraline, which I have been taking for over 10 years. At first I felt a little more energetic. Now I am into the third week, and I feel like I'm drunk or something. My head hurts a lot. I'm wondering if I should cut it back to 10. I may just go back to the sertraline, but then I'm scared it will take too long to get working again. I see my doctor on a skype which is a little strange to begin with. Any comments are welcome.
Talk to your psych doc about the side effects and ask it you can drop down to 10 mg if you feel that might help. Just my personal opinion but I like to start low and work up. Your did not say if he tapered you off the sertraline before starting you on the Lexapro. You were on it a long time, you may also be having withdrawal symptoms.
Why did he switch you? I agree it is strange to have an appointment on Skype.
Let us know how it goes. Wishing you the Best.
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