I need some moral support here please, I just upped my dose to 20mg today. I have been on 15mg of Lexapro for 35 days and although I saw pretty good improvements (was on 10 for 2 months), I am still having anxiety issues, levels 2-3 on scale of 10) about weekends coming up or the holidays, things that I never worried about just 7 months ago before my ordeal started. I still need 1-1.25mg of Klonopin to deal with my anxiety. I was hoping that 15mg was going to eliminate the need for Klonopin. My doctor asked me to go up to 20 as of today which I already did. Please give me some positive advise, expectations etc... to keep me going I am a bit anxious about the initial side effects of it. They have been pretty mild in the past up dosing.
You may feel more anxious the first 2-3 days after the increase, this is normal, then things will settle down, hopefully knowing that is a normal thing won't freak you out when and if it occurs.
22 Nov 2014
I have been on LEXAPRO for almost 15yrs. I started on 10 mg and no help. Went to 20mg for a long time and was fine. Found out my husband has a terminal illness and I became a wreck. I have generalized anxiety disorder(GAD). Went to max dosage 30 mg. helped a lot. Few years after funeral.. Asked Dr to help me get off it b c I wanted to know if my problem was circumstantial or chemical. Will spare the awful details. Definitely chemical imbalance. I am on 20mg and feel good. Have very few bad days. Have not had any side effects. Keep on track.. Take meds same time everyday. Mine works best when I take it at 11am since I have my worst times between 2-6 pm. This gives med time to get in system and help me at the times I need it most. Taking it at night did not help me through the next day. You will be fine and best of everything to you! Sylvia