I'm a 32 yo male. I was on lexapro one other time for 10 months. I started taking it at that time because I was going through an intense court program where I had to answer to 4 different people at any time of day or night. And I was also taking polygraph tests to see if I was hanging out with "unapproved" associations. That's all done with now, I successfully completed. I got off the lexapro, and it's been 6 months. My anxiety is through the roof lately causing depression and many sleepless nights. *My question is this. What can I expect the first 1-5 days of lexapro? I can't remember.
I have been on Lexapro for about a year now. Mainly for anxiety and depression. I was on Zoloft before that for about 4yrs. To be honest I don't find that Lexapro helps much with anxiety. I actually preferred zoloft and may switch back soon. I have been on all of the SSRI meds available over the past 20 plus years and none seemed to help much with anxiety. Although I think they have worked wonders for my depression. My anxiety and panic attacks have gotten worse to be honest. So for the past 3 years I have been on a low dose of clonazepam. This is the only med that has really and I mean really has help relieve my anxiety and panic. Good Luck!
First of all, congrats on completing that court program! To answer your question, I do not know how the first 1-5 days will be for you, but since it helped you in the past I would figure it'll likely help you during that time. I have noticed immediate improvements the first day, and I have heard of others who it has helped within the first week. Some people take a couple of weeks though. Good luck!
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