Lexapro dosage increase

Common Questions and Answers about Lexapro dosage increase


Hey there, is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> not going well? I thought 20mg was the max dose on lexapro? I gave an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> 8 weeks!!
Then see an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> you feel after a couple weeks if you feel a small amount better... increase the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span>. If you feel great!... leave the dosage where an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> is and try an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a few months. If you feel worse... than that drug is not an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> you. Doctors tend to over prescribe some meds. My personal experience wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>h lexapro is that I felt terrible up to 10 mg.. went down to 5mg, and felt slightly better but still some anxiety and side effects. Now I've been taking half a pill (2.
Hi, I have been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> severe GAD an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the last 3 weeks. I do notice a difference and I have not been obsessing over things as much as bean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan>ever I still do have anxiety, especially in the mornings. In others experience, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan> this continue to get better? I know an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> can an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> 4-6 weeks to reach optimal effects. I just didn't know if the lexapro would only an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> the edge off and I would still continue to have anxiety. any input would be appreciated.
HI, just was wondering about an increase <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span>. I started at 10 mg and my doctor increased an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> to 20 mg. I've been taking an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 2 1/2 weeks and have noticed an improvement over the 10 mg. I've been having more good days then bad which is great. Will an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> 4 to 6 weeks to receive the full benefan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> from the lexapro from the increased dosage? Thanks an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the help.
Normally, after about 6 weeks your doctor will want to see you to determine an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> well an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>'s working and if you need an increase in your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span>. If you don't feel like the Valium isn't working, let your doctor know this. You always want to work closely wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>h your doctor regarding medications, they are used to getting a lot of questions so never hesan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>ate to call him wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>h any concerns. Why are you having trouble leaving the house? Is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> anxiety or lack of motivation?
I asked an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> something other than Xanax last August and my doc put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span>. I'm on a low <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> (10 mg). I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> anxiety/panic attacks. I am now in the process of tapering off of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>. In span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>e of increased exercise and no change in diet, I have put on a large amount of extra weight (that I never needed in the first place :-( ). My stomach has also been starting to bother me wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>hin the last couple of months as well.
Recently I started to get depressed again and my Doctor put me on lexapro but that has also caused the same sexual side effect. He suggested I change the Wellbutrin SR to XL and increase the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> to 450mg a day and stop taking the lexapro and if I have anxiety I could an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> the Klonpin during the day.
I've been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> almost two weeks now an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> anxiety and depression. The first week and a half I was on 10MG and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the past four days an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> was bumped up to 15MG. I would say I am LESS anxious than I was two weeks ago. I have a good day followed by a really good day then followed by a BAD day. Is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> normal to have that happen? I read somewhere an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> should be a subtle increase in posan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>iveness. I don't understand why I'm having bad days following good days.
Day 5 since I upped my lexapro to 20mgs per doctor and seems like I have had an increase in tiredness and anxiety? Is this normal an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> change? Dang, I had a pretty good weekend.
Hello there, The reason why a doctor told you to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> half the pill if an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a smoother start. You will eventually increase <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> but an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> is more easy on your neurotransman style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>ters to start slowly and therean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> is my opinion, you should an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> half the pill an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a week. Generally i would be telling you listen to your doctor but there seems to have to much contradictions so I'm unable to do so and will use my knowledge based opinion/suggestion on the topic.
I am also on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span>.. and I have noticed a increase in smoking wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>h me.. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> seems like I can never have enough and I am also jan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>tery.. do you seem to have the same symptoms or.. is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> just me?! lol..
Going from 5 mg lexapro (took an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 8 days) Weaning schedule 2.5 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> (an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 2 weeks) 2.5 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> (an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 2 weeks every other day) 2.5 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> (an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 2 weeks every 2nd day) an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan> this sound like a good slow schedule an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> weaning, considering I took lexapro an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 2 weeks total (2.5 mg an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 6 days, 5 mg an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 8 days)? Also, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> Ativan, I will an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> slower: Going from 1 mg daily (took an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 16 weeks) Weaning schedule .25 /.25/.25 (.75 mg daily an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 2 weeks) .25/.25 /.125 (.
A classic case was a man I saw in follow-up, a couple months after starting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span>. He said the the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> wasn't doing anything an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> his anxiety or depression. As we talked an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> awhile, he mentioned that he had started exercising; I pointed out that he hadn't exercised in years, and wondered if an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> was from the medication; he said no, the meds weren't doing anything-- he just felt like exercising. He then mentioned that he had joined a bowling league.
I've heard nothing of a twan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>ch that ean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>her my family or friends have seen and I've asked them multiple times if they've ever seen me do an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>. anyway since having my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> cut in half my wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>hdrawal symptoms seem to get worse daily, if that is indeed what they are. I've been having bad indigestion and heartburn around the clock, palpan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>ations (skipped beats) way more often than I normally was.
I stopped <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> two months ago because of side effects. My anxiety is back severely. I'm going to restart an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> tonight. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>get the side effects I need the medicine. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> didn't help me as much as I'd like but an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> obviously helped me more than I thought. At some time I might swan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>ch to a different medicine but current day I'm getting back on lexapro. I just refilled an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> & they gave me generic. I've been on name brand. Will I tell the difference? Will an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> work again?
an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>longan> will she be on this dose bean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e there's an increase? Or, have you talked about an increase yet? I only an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> 5 mgs and have an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> awhile now. I also an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> an anxiety med aan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>longan> wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>h the lexapro. The reason I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> a low dose is because a higher one made me so tired all the time. I'm really hoping this med works an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> your daughter. In my opinion, they should'nt have started her off on Prozac first.
I started out on 10 mg and then an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> went up to 20 mg. I hated the idea of having to increase the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> and when I started noticing the rapid weight gain I cut back to 10 mg again. I noticed a few wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>hdrawals even then and decided to get off of them completely and try to find some kind of normalcy wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>hout drugs. Do you feel like you can have a normal life wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>hout antidepressants? Do you have any advice other than exercise and eat right to help keep my mind healthy?
an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>'s common to have to increase or decrease our <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> once or twice but not as often as you have. I would call your doctor and ask him what you should do at this point, and go from there. Then never adjust the dosage wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>hout the advice of your doctor, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> just creates too many problems that you don't need. I hope this helps.
I am currently taking zoloft originally an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> was an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> severe pms now an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> that and drpression. I have been on lots of them. paxil, wellbutrin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> , cymbalta. all had side effects I could not handle. I was started on zoloft about 2 months ago. at first i was doing well. no side effects and still none but I continue to have depression, crying ect. so my physican increased my dose from 50 mg to 100 mg. I am alan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>tle scared to do an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> but I do want relieve.
Should I, increase the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> to 20mg or I should waan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> a lan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>tle an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>longan>er an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the full effect to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean>r place. Your comments would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
Sometimes a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> increase is needed. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> usually depends on an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> much stress you are under and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> you are handling an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> me, when my stressors increase, so an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan> my anxiety even though I'm on meds. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> just really depends on an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> much stress I'm under. Also, our bodies change as we get older and stay on meds so sometimes things just need to be tweaked. This is not something to worry about. Just knowing that the medication helps should alleviate your anxiety.
In my experience wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>h SSRIs, when you start/stop/adjust the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> will actually increase your anxiety a lan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>tle more. First of all, many people are already nervous about taking them and will focus on any and every symptom and second, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> can an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> a lan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>tle while an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the body to adjust to the medication. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> me, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> took about a month or so to actually 'kick in.' Don't increase dosage on your own; follow your doctors instructions.
They normally start you out on the lowest dosage, then want to see you back in 6-8 weeks to see an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> you are doing anyway. Usually an increase in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> is needed, so if this happens, don't let an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> scare you, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>'s very typical. Stay wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>h the medication, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> worked wonders an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> me. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> care...
I have been weening off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a few weeks and I have muscle pains, and im tired , dizzy electricution feeling in the head my eyes hurt, im sensan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>ve to light and I suppose to stop taking an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> all together tommoro i have a feeling this is going to hurt alot more..
My doctor told me that the 50 mg is a low dose, but an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> has always worked well an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> me and I haven't had to increase or decrease the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span>. There are others who are on different anti-depressants and they seem to work well an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> them also. Good luck wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>h the 'not decreasing' the dosage. Seems as though you have mild or very few sides so I agree, why decrease at this point.
I was started on Zoloft 5 weeks ago at 50 mg and was doing great at week 4 - at that time Zoloft was increased to 75 mg and I have been taking that dose an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 7 days and I feel agan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>ated and anxious. I am not sure an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>longan> I should give the dose increase side effects to go away or just go back to taking 50 mg, I was doing very well on 50 mg. I called my mental health facilan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>y but there is not a nurse there today.
I have a few question I was hoping someone may be able to answer. 1) If I want to increase my doseage what increments shoudl I increase by? 2) If I wanted to incrase to 20mgs daily do I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> two 10mgs tabs at once or should I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> one 10mg tab in the morning and one in the evening? 3) Can SSRI's cause constipation? 4) If you are taking an SSRI...what is your current doseage. Thanks in advance an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> any response.
Blood pressure has been stable since Feb. 3rd due to increase <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> of Enalipril. On Jan. 15th, my doctor gave me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> and new problems started. I took 10mg an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the first 6 days then went to 5mg/day until Feb. 3rd. The reason an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the change was because of severe side effects. Dizziness, tremors, jaw pain, loud ringing in ears, nausea were the main issues. Now being off the med an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 13 days, and have been off of work since Feb. 3rd, I continue to have problems.
You gradually increase the number of days on the lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> while still going back to the normal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> only once each time. This would allow the lower effect to be a ban style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan> more averaged out, since there is some residual effect that an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> a while to clear out. I would call your pharmacist asap just an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> some human contact and also talk to the doc asap. I didn't get much of any wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>hdrawal effect as or after I went off my meds.
I am 28Yr old male in good shape other than my depressive and anxious thoughts. I visan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>ed a pdoc and was inan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>ially started on lowest dose of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span>. Wellbutrin quickly added on an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> motivation. This mix seemed to work an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> me all except the ED I was experiencing from the Lex. This is a big problem an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> me. I then tried generic Remeron an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> about six weeks aan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>longan> w the generic wellbutrin. Side effects of the remeron I experienced made me very drowsy as well as an increased appetan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itan>e at night.
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