Is anyone taking lexapro for PTSD and or anxiety/depression? Is it working, when did it start to work and at what dosage? I am currently on a low dosage of lexapro (med sensitive) 2.5 mg to work up to 5 mg in a couple of weeks. I am also currently on amitriptyline 12.5 mg, guanfacine 1 mg at night (for night terrors) and buspar 10 mg two times a day along with the lexapro. Started lexapro because the amitrip is too low a dose for depression. Would like to eventually stop the buspar if the lexapro works. Appreciate the feed back, thank you!
Hi I tried lexapro for close to 8 weeks for the issues u mentioned I didn't have any bad side effects but no relief either I was up to 20 Mgs I just switched to paxil 20 Mgs 3 days ago and pray it works I tried Zoloft Effexor and celexa in the past which never helped many people do report doing well on lexapro so hopefully you will too
I've been on Zoloft, Effexor and Benzo's on and off for past 30 yrs. I now take Lexapro10mg along with Imiprimine 25mg and Ativan. This combo is working really well for me now to control my anxiety, panic and OCD tendencies. I'm also sleeping pretty well at night which has been a problem in the past. Good luck with which ever regimen turns out the best for you! :) Patti
I am going to talk to my doctor about changing from zoloft to lexapro. I been taking zoloft for a while now and it got me up off the floor but i am still stuck in the chair. My research has told me that lexapro treats both major deppressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder with not a lot of side effects. I need the extra anxiety help because i have decided to go off of xanax 5 mg a day. Im done with benzos. It will be difficult to go through the process. I also take 150 mg of trazodone at bedtime and that works well for me. Time will tell how this goes. I am also in a therapy program to learn what my part is in my healing just taking a pill or several pills alone will not solve the problem.
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