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.
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
21 Nov 2014
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.