Lexapro dosage for gad

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Avatar f tn Well, first of all, you don't have to do what a doctor recommends. You can say no. Once you start the medications, depending on how long you've been on them, it's not that easy to just stop them, but you can if you want if you've only been taking them a very short time. I'm assuming you also suffer from anxiety, though you don't say so, otherwise the Xanax would make no sense.
Avatar n tn Although i never had any problems in flying before, i am concerned about the 20 hours of total flight time on this trip. I am taking 10mg of Lexapro and 400MG of Neurontin at night for GAD and insomnia. Should I add a third medicine like Ambien to put me asleep, the neurontin seems to work well for minor anxiety but dosen't really knock me out, like something like seroquel, which worked well but gave me some breathing problems with SSRI drugs.
1295419 tn?1276822872 Hi, I have been taking Lexapro for severe GAD for the last 3 weeks. I do notice a difference and I have not been obsessing over things as much as before. However I still do have anxiety, especially in the mornings. In others experience, does this continue to get better? I know it can take 4-6 weeks to reach optimal effects. I just didn't know if the Lexapro would only take the edge off and I would still continue to have anxiety. Any input would be appreciated.
1423878 tn?1282883632 Cymbalta can be quite stimulating for someone with GAD but yeah it can work well. Lexapro is indeed a good choice due to it's long half-life.
Avatar f tn I had been on Lexapro for 3 years with no problems for GAD. Last month it stopped working and I started having panic attacks. My Dr. put me on Zoloft at 50mg for a week then upped it to 100mg. I was also put on .5 of XANAX 3 times a day. I constantly have tremors from the moment I wake up and am exhustated all day. I went to the Dr. today and she is dropping me back down to 50mg with the theory I will be put on another SSRI.
Avatar m tn Here's my whole story. I've been diagnosed with GAD. Did great on effexor for 4 years w no panic attacks. I thought I was cured. This year I had a bad relapse and decided to start seeing a psychiatrist. He put me on klonopin and strattera and I was better within 2 weeks. Felt great for 6 mo. And was back to normal self. Wanted to pursue a pilots lisence, so to appease the FAA, I started taking lexapro which they approve. Tried it for a month and it didn't work.
535882 tn?1396576685 I am not that familiar with either one but you say you have been taking the lexapro for 10 days so see if it will work for you. I would give it a month or two anyways and then if it doesn't seem to be helping try the Cymbalta.
Avatar m tn Calling Nursegirl! Is Lexapro A Good Choice For GAD? Tried To Get On It Before But It Made The Anxiety Symptoms Much Worse. Ready To Try Again As Am Sick Of The Symptoms. Anxiety Usually Starts In The Morning And Quits Early Evening,Very Strange,Just Starts For No Apparent Reason.
Avatar f tn I was just put on ativan (1 mg 3 x daily) from xanax (same dosage) because the xanax wasn't working as well for me anymore. I don't feel the ativan is handling the anxiety as well (I have GAD) but I've only been on it for two days. Can anyone who has taken Ativan tell me how long before the side effects get better? My main complaint is that it makes me mildly dizzy. I also take it with some type of food or it upsets my stomach..
Avatar f tn I take Lexapro, I was also Diagnosed with GAD, and I was diagnosed with ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder, Lexapro dosnt really have any side effects, but one thing I notice, is that my anxiety seems to no longer be a extreme issue, except during high levels of drama and such. It does make me drowsy, and for me, works 24/7 I dont really notice the side effects for me, only one I can really feel is the drowsy/tired feeling, it makes me want to go to bed.. But this is just me.
Avatar f tn i am weaning off lexapro (on 2.5mg ), and just when i was really glad that i 'll be off medications soon..my doc said that i shudnt be surpised if the anxiety returns and that i might need long term medication... now does that mean people with GAD can never be medication free? i have found of late that exercise has been of great help for me, my mood is so much better and i am able to get thru the day much more easily...
Avatar n tn For me, whenever I started/stopped/adjusted dosage of an SSRI like Lexapro, I would always be a little more on edge for awhile. When I first started, it really took me about a month or so to actually feel a little more relaxed. Many times, your doctor will prescribe a benzo like ativan to use while you are starting an SSRI on an as needed basis which can come in handy...
Avatar m tn im not sure of the dosage, i have to pick it up tomorrow. a specialist put me on it. im on it b/c lexapro isnt working that great for my intrusive thoughts.
Avatar m tn I Have been on Lexapro for about six weeks now and I really dont feel better. The only way that I can get through the day is with the help of xanax. I am just wondering if anyone on this site has tried lexapro and just to see if it worked with anyone. My doctor said that I had GAD so I was just wondering as well what other medications could be suitable for this other than lexapro. I really want something to work because I really want to try to get off the xanax as soon as I can.
396099 tn?1216254986 I'm on Lexapro for GAD (after kicking an OXY addiction) and so far I'm not encouraged. Before I started I had anxiety and depression but the anxiety was probably more dominant. It seems as though the Lexapro has seriously elevated that anxiety. I'm having to take a lot more xanex to cope with it than before I started it. Is this a "normal" reaction to Lexapro at this stage of the game?
Avatar m tn This is the common way to dose Lexapro. 10mg is the manufacturer's suggested dose for depression, and 20mg for anxiety. Your psychiatrist was working up slowly to see how you reacted. Give it some time and see how it works; if the problems don't go away, perhaps this isn't your med. It made me pretty weird, too, at times, but as far as antidepressants go wasn't too bad for side effects. Just didn't work well enough for me.
Avatar f tn my boyfriend is on trazadone and lexapro for depression and GAD. He has severe intimacy problems and suffers from ED. He says the ED is from side effects of Lexapro. However, during sexual intimacy, he can't tolerate being touched, and doesn't have any emotional reaction, as if he is "vacant." He has taken "the little blue pill" and does get an erection, no ejaculation. I think he said this problem has been going on for over 10 years. No medical problems.
Avatar m tn since i was 27 i was convinced i had ADD, lack of focus, trouble retaining what i read. He said he can tell i do not have ADD, but he diagnosed me with GAD(generalized anxiety Disorder. he prescribed me lexapro and so far i feel great. i feel as if my brain is not in a cloudy state. i do feel headachy some times but it seems like i am nnot as jumpy as before and people have taken notice. i am not saying this is what it is, but it does seem to be helping dramatically.
Avatar m tn 5 mos in total at his dosage. I cut back to 5 mgs every day and did this for 3 MOS. I also have been going to therapy several times a month to help me manage the anxiety and help me learn how to process the emotions I was once very afraid of feeling. IT WILL HAVE TAKEN ME 6 MOS IN TOTAL TO STOP. You must be realistic and allow your brain to balance out. Do not rush, plan wisely, don't be too hard on yourself when you feel weak, and remember your brain is going through a huge adjustment.
Avatar f tn I'm on Zoloft but not for GAD. I have panic disorder although I felt more like it was GAD. its worked wonders for me.
1255936 tn?1296623461 What is the dose for treatment of such disorders and not just a low dose for sleeping? I hear 25mg is really not high enough to be effective for GAD or anything else other than a sleeping aid (why anyone would take a anti-psych for a sleep aid is beyond me). I hear that 200-300 mg is the dose for treating GAD, BP, and depression. I will be seeing my doc tomorrow to discuss increasing the dosage. Any input from anyone on the "front lines" would be awesome! Cheers!
Avatar m tn While Xanax is good for the occasional panic attack, it is not the best drug for GAD over the long haul. Klonopin would be better for the long term control of your anxiety. Most Drs prefer it over the Xanax anyways. If you have to keep bumping the Xanax you will end up on high doses and it will become extremely difficult to come off of.
Avatar f tn I started taking anti depressant meds a few years ago to combat GAD and panic disorder. I took lexapro for a while but have been taking effexor for the past couple years at 225mg. Recently, my anxiety level has been terrible and I can't even make it through the day so my doctor gave me lorazepam for the attacks. In the past week or so it's gotten so bad that in addition to my nighly meds, I'm taking 2mg of lorazepam 2-3 times a day, which is making me loopy and exhausted.