I just started taking Lexapro about 4 days ago, so far I have not really noticed a change.I am 23yrs old & I suffer from OCD negative/irrational thoughts on a day to day basis. I am always afraid I will get into a car accident, or crash my car, or harm myself/others.(always about death and afraid of it) I have been in counsling for about 6months now, and my PCP prescribed me this medicine. I was just wondering if there are other people out there that have thoughts like this, and is Lexapro a good medicine to help with OCD/Aniexty. If so, when did anyone start noticing results. Just knowing I am not alone, is such a HUGGEEE help!
Hey, alone? No way! In fact it's thoughts like that that validate our need for assistance. As for noticing a change, these meds are not intended nor designed to hit you right off the bat, and they are all the more effective because of that. Give it some time, it'll creep up gradually over the next 10-21 days. Keep the prescribing physician up to speed on your progress. The next 2-3 months will tell if this med is the right thing for you or not, it's a good one and works differently in everyone.
Hang in there! Lots of support here. Hope this helps.
Hi,ive never taken med u r on,if not helping u ask doc to try something else.shame u r yng going thru wat u r feeling and thinking.I AM EXACTLY THE SAME,FEAR DEATH ,AGEING HAD thoughts since mid 20s we ALL have our own fears !anti depresant did not help me or councelling,i take a valium controls and relaxes my mind and body but one a day,as i dont want to get addicted to them.i c a wman phsclgst she is helpful to focus on the good and to be positive and stay active.i have a sad funeral 2 attend Monday i most prob will have a panic attack,but i do not go 2 cemetery service as i fear them.i wish at times i was never born as these fears scare me but i try 2 mentally control them,any1mention illnesses,funerals,death i get angry and very anxious,r u the same?
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