I started taking Lexapro for about 3 days at 5mg. Then I upped it to 10mg for a week. Now I have decided to up it to 15mg. I will eventually be at 20mg. How long did it take for this medication to help with anxiety? I am still finding that when I wake up in the morning I am extremely anxious and my heart is racing even before I am fully awake. Any input would be helpful.
You sound exactly how I was! I started on 5mg for a week, then moved to 10mg. Took about 8 weeks to start feeling good. But I felt that 10mg was still not quite enough for my anxiety so I upped it to 15mg after I was on 10mg for about 3 months. Within about 2 days I felt the difference. 15mg is the perfect dosage for me.
i started 5mg 2 weeks ago, after not sleeping for 5 nights from
severe pnick attacks & suicidal. i also take seroquel(antipsychotic sedative) at night to sleep as lexapro makes me anxious and insomnia. i was told this is normal for lex to make u abit on edge for a while b4 it starts working.. i am also anxious everyday still, i am paranoid and abit angry.. but i am sticking it out! i may up to 10mg in a week or so if things dont let up.. but i hear alot of stories of ppl who push through the 8-9week mark on lex and have great results! be strong u got this!!
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