... for the first week and then upped to 20mg the following week and thereafter. I've been on it a total of 3 weeks, 2 weeks at 20mg. I'm still having bouts of anxiety throughout the day, more so in the morning and I'm wondering if I need to go with the name brand of Lexapro instead of the generic. Has anyone had an experience with Lexapro and has it helped? ow long before the meds actually kicked in and you felt a real improvement in anxiety. Thanks for your input! Take care
For me it took about 5-6 weeks in total before I saw an improvement. Before then my anxiety peaked! Hang in there, once the meds kick in its a really food antidepressant!!
Hi, geloman! I totally agree. Most people do not begin feeling positive effects for about 4 weeks and you can actually feel a bit worse, especially with anxiety bouts, before. It's not uncommon. Then it takes about 6-8 weeks for the drug to reach therapeutic levels in your bloodstream.
It's a PIA having to wait but as Cherrub says try to hang tough for a little while longer. because I think you'll be feeling much better soon.
PS, generics by law must contain exactly the same amount of the drug as the brand name so it's unlikely shelling out the bucks for the brand name is going to make a big difference.
Best wishes and Happy Holidays, WCV
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