Starting week 4 of 5 mg of Lexapro. Still have depression and anxiety and small panic attacks. Only changes are appetite is back and I have energy. Still no desire to do anything. PC Dr said I could up Lexapro to 10 mg. Having anxiety attack this AM. Dr had me take buspitone 5 mg yesterday for anxiety. Had major headache. Should I increase Lexapro to 10 mg?
When should I increase dosage to 10 mg?
Question posted by kwgrl on 12 March 2022
Last updated on 12 March 2022
Glad to hear that you appetite and energy have returned. There is caution in taking any meds. You did not say how long you have been on Lexapro? Meds can react differently with each person's chemistry. Our thoughts rule a lot of how we think, how we feel and how we react. We are messing with brain chemistry when we are on meds. Give your original dose more time? Maybe, this is just a suggestion; look into the source of your depression, anxiety and panic attacks, as an alternative to increasing, or adding meds.
If you're seeing improvements the drug is beginning to work but the 5mg may not be enough to control your symptoms of depression and anxiety... you shouldn't be having panic attacks either.
It seems that your doctor gave you good advice in trying the higher dose and see how you do with it.
Regards and hang in there... this will all work out.
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