... but I think I need to go up again. When I took 2 of my pills I noticed I felt good and energetic for the first time in a long time. I am 66 and have RA. Is it better to increase the Lexapro or try one of the add-on's with it.
Hi, Janesha! 20mg/day is the maximum maintenance dose for Lexapro and the safety and efficacy of dosing above this level have not been studied. It may have been coincidence that you felt better after taking two pills as the drug does not work instantaneously ~ it takes several weeks of daily dosing to raise your blood level.
I think you're right about talking to your doctor about an add-on or possibly changing to a different antidepressant as the Lexapro may be *pooping out* on you which is not uncommon with long term use of an antidepressant.
Just for the record, I had great success adding Abilify to my medication cocktail
Best regards and good luck to you! Wildcat
JANE; please follow my good friend Wildcats advice. And check with your doctor today. You should never take more than what the doctor has on the bottle. And this is over the recommended dose where they can get toxic. So call or get into your doctor and see if they want to add something to it or change it all together They will get something that will gets you feeling well again
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