I have taken lexapro about 3 years ago fo. Little anxiety and took it for 8 months and tapered off slowly and everything was great! Now I have been on it again a second time due to anxiety from stress.I have been on it for 5 weeks n I did feel like my anxiety disappeared the 2nd week n now for the past 2 weeks i have been waking up with anxiety again(nothing big) and some days I feel my mind racing like crazy.so I'm wondering if its just not working this Time.
Hello roxo1216. I believe that your body is once again having to adjust itself to the drug. I would give it some more time. (two weeks) If you find no improvement, ask your doctor what might be done to help ease the problem. (such as a adjustment to your dose) Regards pledge
i read about this all the time, just can't understand it, bet it is an interesting answer. not just with lexapro, but lots of ad. happened to me twice (cymbalta and pristiq). one of these days i hope to research it or maybe someone on this forum knows why so many of these meds aren't effective when you stop and take it a second time.
i hope for you it will eventually kick in and give you the relief you need.
Apparently, if you had success with an antidepressants previously, and they stopped working, you can technically start them again, after a waiting period. since you haven't been on Lexapro for three years, not only will you have to go through the break in period again, but it will work again. sometimes you need a larger dose or give it more time. Best wishes to you, and I hope that you find peace soon!!
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