Luvox - Lexapro switch to Luxox?
- 17 Jan 2016 by Helpmh2
- 18 January 2016
- lexapro, luvox, obsessive compulsive disorder, tolerance
Hello. I suffer from OCD Intrusive thoughts for the past 7 years. When I finally got the courage to talk to a therapist, I was put on Lexapro 30mg (I have very high tolerance for meds) I know have been on Lexapro 30mg for 7 years and over the last week have gone up to 40mg for reoccurring OCD.
Reading a lot of these posts; it seems lovax has helped many of you. I'm wondering if I should switch to lovax and not continue on 40mg of Lexapro (sexual side effects). I think after 8 years now on Lexapro, I need a change.
Thoughts? Many thanks.
It is certainly worth asking the doctor. Lexapro at 40 mgs is twice the recommended max so something isn't working. Just don't try to do it all at once.
Helpmh2; Just as Laurie is saying being on such a high dose of Lexapro you may have to taper down some but for OCD luvox has proven to be much more effective and don't let milligrams say anything they are two different drugs check with your doctor.I have seen people do much better with Luvox for OCD conditions. But let the doctor order it and be very clear on how to switch over you may get some withdrawals from the LEXAPRO and you don't want to think its side effects from the new medication. Best of luck. this would be much better than going higher on the Lexapro also.
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