I upped my dosage from 10 mg to 20 mg yesterday and have not noticed much more than a niggling of anxiety today. Is it possible that the increase worked immediately?
Hi, Erin! It unlikely that Lexapro could reach therapeutic levels in your brain in just one day:
"Although Lexapro substantially modifies neurotransmission on the first day of treatment, this does not mean that users will derive therapeutic benefit – or even notice that the medication is “working.”
"Sleep, energy, or appetite may show some improvement within the first 1-2 weeks. Improvement in these physical symptoms can be an important early signal that the medication is working. Depressed mood, anxiety, and lack of interest in activities may need up to 6-8 weeks to fully improve.
Escitalopram (Lexapro) | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness"
Sorry to disappoint, but what you're probably feeling is called the placebo effect.
Best regards, Wildcat
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