So before my general anxiety got triggered good I was playing games, happy, I’d say sleeping good but now I don’t feel like playing games as much or at all not as happy etc at times throughout the day I feel anxious like I gotta get something done but I don’t really so before i was taking Lamictal 25mg two times a day but after two weeks I decided to switch to Lexapro and been on it 6 days so far I think I might of felt calm on day 5 for a few hours but that was it. I have a bit of depression but because of the anxiety.
Hi, Aus! Although some people report that they feel improvement in the first weeks, it usually takes about 4-6 weeks to feel the full benefits and 6-8 weeks for the medication to reach therapeutic levels in your bloodstream and brain.
Increased anxiety and depression are not uncommon for the first few days to a week or so. No other side effects? Well, hooray! You probably won't have any ~ most people don't.
Be patient! It's worth the wait!
Best regards, Wildcat
Be patient above all. It does take a while but the drug can be a godsend. I have been on it for 7 weeks after 30 years of Paxil and eventually very ill again with depression and anxiety.
No side effects - you are so lucky. I had a million and now only have a little anxiety late in day after a 12 hour stretch (I take 10mg at 6am), I don't rest much I am just so pumped and happy to be doing so much, I do get constipated if I don't eat tons of fiber.
Good luck and stay with it.
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