I recently started taking Lexapro for anxiety issues I randomly got while everything in my life was good. The first 2 1/2 weeks were fine, I felt great like my old self then all off a sudden I’m back to where I started. So I’m upping the dosage from 10mg to 20mg what should I expect?
Increasing my dosage of Lexapro. How long until I notice change and what to expect?
Question posted by Qldcan on 11 Feb 2019
Last updated on 11 February 2019 by WildcatVet
Hello! You may experience some side effects, especially increased anxiety, for a short while until your metabolism adjusts to the new dosage but they are generally mild.
Don't expect instant results... this type of medication takes time to become fully effective:
"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"
You may continue to feel some ups and downs for a few weeks but if you stay positive you should see daily improvements. Hang in there... you're making progress!
Best regards, Wild Cat
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