I started taking escitelopram 3 weeks ago after a health scare. I got really bad anxiety that put me into a depression. I could not eat was having diareeha. The morning time was awful for me still is. Within the last week I up my dose to 15mg. I am having crazy thoughts. None in which I would act on but they are there and I just keep thinking about what I thought about. Has anyone experienced this with this medicine it worked so good the first two weeks. Should I hang in there and Jew taking it?
Hi Kate! Are you taking your Lexapro in the morning or at night? I had some crazy dreams initially and I take mine at about 9 at night but did not experience thoughts like you are describing during the day. You can't just stop it... you have to wean off the med gradually. I think you should consult your Doctor. This may not be the right med for you if you are having these thoughts after 3 weeks. The medication is supposed to decrease anxiety... not increase anxiety. Please let your Doc know asap.
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