This is the first time I have ever done this but I am really looking for some helpful answers. I have been suffering with anxiety and depression for about ten years now. I started taking 10mg of Lexapro when I was 18. At first I was taking 5mg for a long time and about a year ago I raised my dose to 10mg and it felt great. But just recently my anxiety started getting out of control again. So I was wondering if I should ask my doctor to raise my dosage to 20mg or if it seems to soon. Nothing in my life should be causing me to feel this way and I was also wondering if your body could just get used to the dosage of the meds in your system???
You should discuss your concerns, about your anxiety getting worse, with your doctor and he/she will be able to decide on dose changes , etc.
A maximum dose of 20mg per day is recommended for Lexapro so if your doctor does decide to change increase your dose it will be within the recommended range.
The link below has comments from people who have used Lexapro. Maybe these will give you an idea whether others have experienced tolerance to a dose of Lexapro as well, and if they needed an increase.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
Updated 12 Sep 2010 • 3 answers
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