Lexapro Week 4, still working?
- 24 Apr 2016 by katie1215
- 24 Apr 2016
- lexapro, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder
Hello all. It is now 4 weeks tomorrow that I have been on Lexapro. My first week was 5mg and I have been on 10mg since. Last week I felt awesome, no anxiety, positive, and just overall great. This week, I have had anxiety like my old self all over again with a little less intensity. It is almost a downer because of how great I felt last week. I know Lexapro might take 4-6 weeks for anxiety and tomorrow is my 4th week on it. I really would like some experiences and answers that any of you have who maybe experienced the same thing I am. I also need to know if the Lexapro is still trying to adjust and work for me and if it will get better and even out. I am leaving for Florida next week for vacation and I have been worried that I will feel this anxiety there and be unable to enjoy myself.
If anyone can answer this for me, that would be great. Thanks in advance!
Hi there. The same basic thing happened to me. My doctor doubled the prescription dose from 10 to 20 but some of the side effects are so I haven't started the 20 yet.
Hi, again, Katie! Congratulations on your progress so far! It sounds like you might have just leveled off in the effect of your 10mg dosage and it might be time to speak with your doctor who could recommend an increase, perhaps to 15 or 20mg/day.
This is exactly what happened to me and the increase put me right back on track.
Let us know how you do and enjoy your holiday! No worries, okay? Wildcat
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