My doctor told me to increase my Lexapro dosage from 10 mg to 12.5 mg. I know that doesn’t seem like a lot, but I have intense fear of medication and am also sensitive to any changes. After 5 days at the higher dose my anxiety and obsessive thoughts were constant. Last night I only took 10 mg. Am planning to take 12.5 mg tonight. Has anyone else staggered their increase like this? Does it help or only prolong the side effects of increasing dosage?
Hi, Not! I agree with sidekick. Alternating your dosage is like riding a roller coaster because you don't have a steady state amount of the medication in your system. As sidekick suggested, the side effects of the increase should be resolving shortly and the increase of symptoms during this period is to be expected. Let your doctor know how you're doing, but don't play with your dosage without medical advice.
Best regards, Wildcat
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