How long till Lexapro works?
- 25 Jun 2016 by CoutinhoYNWA
- 2 July 2016
- lexapro, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, doctor, disorder
I'm still young I'm 16 years old, and I've just found out recently by my doctor that I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. So he put me on 5MG. I've only been on it for 4 days, and I've felt just a little better I don't have as much racing thoughts and a little less anxiety than I used to. But now and then I still have some unwanted thoughts which cause me to have bad anxiety. The first day I had insomnia and felt nauseous but thats gone. I was wondering how long it would take on 5MG or should I go up to 10MG?
Coutinho, a few people report feeling better within a few days but for most a fair trial is usually about 3-4 weeks and 6-8 weeks to reach full therapeutic levels of the drug.
If I were you I'd give it a little bit longer for your medication to fully take effect at your current dose. Your doctor can always increase it later if needs be. Give your body adequate time to adjust to the drug first and see how it works for you. This would also help avoid side effects if you do need an increase later on.
Best wishes, Wildcat
Hi. I take that medicine as well and to be honest it helps, but you have to have a way to also channel those unwanted thoughts, or racing thoughts because for me and others it isn't bullet proof. I find writing really helps. I'm shocked I'm almost to my half way point in a chapter book! Hang in there, it will start to work, and never increase until you give it a few weeks! You don't want to over medicate
Hi there. It takes about 10-14 days to really start working. If after a few weeks you need a little more then you can talk to your Dr but like most anti depressants it takes a little time to see how its working for you. However each person responds uniquely to any medications so you may see the full result in a week.
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