Increased Anxiety Today, Day 9 of Increase from 10mg to 15mg?
- 24 Oct 2014 by LexaHelp
- 11 May 2015
I am more anxious today. It is day 9 of increase from 10mg to 15mg. I was on 10mg for about 2 months before pdoc decided to increase it to 15mg. Is this normal. I am taking 1mg/day (0.25mg 4 times a day) of Klonopin since I started Lexapro. Is this normal? Anyone experience this?
I was on 50mg of Zoloft for 12 years before Lexapro and once pdoc increased it to 75mg about 5 months ago, my anxiety went through the roof. He eventually increased it to 100mg where I could not function anymore.
I hope this is not what is happening
Weekend with no plan is coming up, so that could be a cause of it, not sure.
Added 24 Oct 2014:
BTW, I am taking Lexapro
Day 9, right in the middle of the usual adjustment period. Hang in there
Hello Lexahelp. With Lexapro increased anxiety is very common. Even when just increasing the dose. Give it another week or so. I know its tough but for alot of ppl the benefits of this med outweigh the discomfort of the first few weeks. Youre almost through the adjustment time. Take care & good luck.
Hang in there as it sometimes takes a week or so and if possible try not to take too much klonopin unless absolutely needed. I hope you find relief soon.
Wait till your body respond to the medication it may take 4 weeks to feel the effect of the drug.
Lexa, I think it is great you
are working on making positive changes. These medicines effect the chemicals in our brains in ways that even doctors don't completely understand. It's normal to have all kinds of reactions when changing medicines, especially in the first weeks. This is the perfect time to practice other ways you can help control your anxiety. Are you getting any therapy? Hang in there.
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