Lexapro timescale before dosage change?
- 10 Nov 2016 by Debs21uk
- 11 Nov 2016
- lexapro, depression, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, dosage
I've been on lexapro for 12 days now and I do think I felt an initial boost in my mood within this time which has been good. I'm not where I want to be by a long shot but I'm encouraged by the initial benefit. I'm taking it for anxiety and depression, my anxiety is worse than the depression at this point but I do realise it's early days for everything to improve. I was on citalopram for many years until it either stopped working or my doctor messed up my dosage, she changed it 6 times in 8 weeks! Just wondering is it 4-6weeks before you consider dosage changes or is it 8-12 weeks? I realise that lexapro is the sister drug of citalopram and works quicker so that's why I'm wondering if it's the earlier time frame before you change dose.
Ps I changed dr from last one who caused all the problems.
Debs; Sounds like things are getting better for you, And glad you understand about the first couple of weeks, give or take a few days Now Normally with Lexapro it is the 6 to 8 weeks when you should reach the full blood level. However, say you start showing signs of improvement at 4 weeks or so some doctor do Increase the dose around that time because you don't notice the unpleasant feeling you get when you first start it. Or they are not as bad anyway.But if you really want to make sure wait the 8 weeks,Before you think of Increasing it because you may not have to and you can save the higher dose for later if you do need to change again And not have to go through this mess you have had this time. Hope that helps and best of luck sounds like things are coming together.Chuck1957
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