I was given it for GAD and generalised muscle twitches. Started with 5mg and have had horrible anxiety and insomnia for 3 days. Now I am scared to take any. On the other hand I am preparing for important exam to be held in two weeks. Should I continue? will it work in two weeks?
It is hard to say if it will work in 2 weeks. Everyone has different chemistry. It usually takes 2-6 weeks to reach a therapeutic level. Maybe your doctor could give you something short term to help you with the anxiety until the escitalopram starts to work.
Best to talk to your doctor about your options.
- Escitalopram Information for Consumers
- Escitalopram Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Escitalopram (detailed)
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