I am going back on lexapro how long will it take before it acts?
- 12 Apr 2016 by Jack Lynch
- 13 April 2016
- lexapro, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, doctor, period, hospital
I was on Lexapro for about a year and stopped taking them over a period of one month with no obvious withdrawal symptions . Recently I had a spell in hospital and my doctor put me on it again. I am now taking them for about twelve days but am not feeling great. How long will it take before it clicks in?
This is my first time on Lexapro and have been on 10mg for 4 weeks, plus 5mg for 1 week prior to that. It has taken me 4 weeks to feel like it is really starting to kick in and make a difference. I am good now. The first 3 weeks were hellish as my symptoms became more severe. In retrospect I think it was just anxiety feeding upon itself, not a result of introducing the Lexapro. I did quite a bit of reading up on it and discovered quite a few people feel like it gets worse before it gets better, and that it can take up to 8 weeks to fully kick in. Hope this helps. Best wishes.
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