Hi guys this is my 6th week , im still getting negative thoughts, im still pessimistic, feeling a weirdo, cant sleep well , should i add the dose or should i give it time? Usually does it take more to start feeling well at least by 10%?? Appreciate any help. Regards.
Hi, Jad! You're on a fair dose of Cipralex (Lexapro) and usually people find benefits within about 3 ~ 4 weeks although it can be 6 ~ 8 weeks before you reach therapeutic blood levels. Also, the side effects generally resolve within the first few weeks after starting the medication.
Is your doctor aware that you're still struggling? She/he may opt to increase your dosage, have you continue the medication for a few more weeks, or discuss trying a different medication. Every person reacts differently so it's not unusual for some drugs not to work well for some people.
Call your doctor!
Best regards and good luck to you. Wildcat
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