Wondering when most people move on to 10mg, feel like I’m going backwards on 5mg doesn’t seem to be helping much. Getting frustrated
If you have been on 5mg for over a month and it isn’t helping, it’s time to move up to 10mg. Just confirm with your doctor. My doctor had me on 5mg Lexapro for only 8 days before bumping me up to 10mg. I’m currently at 15mg and have been for over 5 weeks. Good luck and hope you feel better soon.
I started at 10, my Dr never put me on 5 mg.
Hi, louise! You should be on 10mgs by now which is the maintenance dose. The dosage is usually increased after about 2-3 weeks at most.
Best regards, Wildcat
What are taking lexapro for specifically? Also have you had a conversation with your MD about how you’re doing physically?
I took lexapro for many years, the start was a bit Rocky, but after about 2 months I do recall - I started feeling a lot better overall - both physically & mentally my anxiety and depression started to really lift ...
It’s really a conversation between you & your MD -
Best of luck !
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