So far I've been sleepy, I'm having headaches, and dizzy spells. My doctor put me on this because I'm having trouble dealing with my coworkers who seem hell bent to get rid of me. I was told I'd be trained for the job I accepted and in light of that I've been ignored and left to figure things out on my own. My doctor and family think I may be taking things a bit to personally so here I am trying this. My mother took Zoloft for a number of years and it helped her. I wanted to be put on that because medically I seem to follow in her footsteps. My doctor said that 5 mg of Lexapro was nothing compared to what most people take. I had gotten to the point where the only place I felt comfortable was back at home with my parents. Should I even be trying this drug or should I tell her I'd rather try something else?
I think it would be best listening to the doctor for now if it doesn't work within a reasonable amount of time (usually the time frame for those drugs is about four weeks) and if you still feel no better than I would take what helped others. Even though you seem to be like your mother physically doesn't necessarilly mean you are the same all around. Give it a chance 5mg isn't much they could go higher also if it don't work enough. Hope this is what your looking for, just hang in there you sound very frustrated. Write anytime I am always looking on this site for suport and to help too if I can. I am sure we will talk again soon. Marjorie
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