Lexapro dosage levels

Common Questions and Answers about Lexapro dosage levels


Avatar f tn The need for both Lexapro and Ompeprazole indicate that your thyroid levels might still be too low. Once my thyroid levels got right "for me", I was able to discontinue constant use of Omeprazole - I now use it very seldom (haven't had any in at least a couple months). I find that Gaviscon works quite well for the times I need something now.
Avatar m tn Have you started tapering down your dosage per your doctor's instructions? Just make sure you are not adjusting dosage or quitting it without talking to your doctor first; just ensure you follow his/her instructions. Doing it on your own can cause many unpleasant symptoms that you would not really have to endure if you take it as prescribed.
Avatar f tn When I was put on Lexapro, I was started at 5mg. 10mg is the recommended dosage for anxiety treatment, so I was tapered up to see what side effects would occur and to minimize them.
Avatar f tn The therapeutic dosage depends on attaining a therapeutic blood level. Generally, the dosage range is 400–1,200 mg/day. Blood levels of carbamazepine should be monitored weekly for the first 4 weeks to ensure that adequate levels are achieved to produce the therapeutic response." You could print out that document and bring it in and ask your doc why he thinks you were taking too much tegretol, especially since the reduction is causing problems.
Avatar n tn Reduced venlafaxine to 37.5 mg. nocte. Good energy levels--ceiling work 65% completed!!
Avatar n tn April 2013: started Prozac 10mg ... 10/8/13: appt with dr. katic (started lexapro??) tried .5 mg clonazepam but made me really tired so discontinued 11/8/13: appt with dr. katic (inc. lexapro to 40mg?) 11/26/13: started abilify 2mg 12/16/13: increased abilify dosage to 5mg 1/4/2013 started wellbutrin 150 mg, still on lexapro 40 mg 1/11/2014 increased wellbutrin dosage to 300 mg. still on lexapro 40mg (started forfivo) 6/7/2014 started 0.25 mg of clonazepam (half a 0.
Avatar m tn Sad is right. Hey you...how you doing btw girlie??? And...also. it is good to mention, like sad also said...that it is very important to ALWAYS check with your doc before taking any new meds.....even natural supplements. A lot of people do not think of them as they would a "prescription"...but drug interactions and problems are just as real. I would stay away from the aminos while on Lexapro....
Avatar m tn 200 lamictal 150 Bupropion in the morning and same in afternoon 1/2 Lexapro 1 clonozapam
Avatar f tn When I started Lexapro my doctor also gave me a small does of Xanax and has recently changed me to a small does of Kolonopin until we found the right dosage of Lexapro. Just this week we are actually changing my dosage of Lexapro to 7.5mg because of a few small side effects. Keep up with it and stay in contact with your doctor. Good Luck.
Avatar f tn I decided not to take any of her prescribed synthroid to see what happened to my tsh levels
Avatar f tn I used to take Zoloft at 200Mgs a day. Lowest dosage is 50mgs a day and even that dosage is too low for most people.
1609834 tn?1324991577 endo nurse called, dr is upping my synthroid to 137mcg since TSH is too high.
712802 tn?1274645485 I have been taking Lexapro for six to eight months and now I am having extreme fatigue and shortness of breath. Had my heart checked and it is o.k. My pcp thinks Lexapro might be the culprit so he suggested to my pmp that I be swithched to Savella (Milnaciprin). My pmp did not tell me how to switch - should I stop the Lexapro for three days then start the Savella; or three weeks, or just go ahead and stop the Lexapro one day and start the Savella the next? Any advice appreciated. Thanks!
Avatar m tn My physician prescribed Prozac and Xanax and my anxiety shot up...similar to what many of you have shared. I only took it three days. When I told her my reactions and some of the things I learned here she told me I shouldn't feel that way so soon and switched me to Lexapro. Has anyone taken this medication for depression, stress and anxiety?
Avatar n tn My endocrinologist tested my TPO antibodies (which came back very elevated at the time) and attributed it to transient thyroiditis, as the gland itself was also swollen to the point I was having trouble swallowing pills. My levels came back normal on my 50mcg Synthroid dosage. Ultrasound showed no unusual nodules. The doc put me on 10mg Lexapro. Since then, my endo has steadily increased my Synthroid dosage to 88mcg. I am still on 10mg Lexapro.
Avatar f tn I have been on the 100mg a day dose for 5 days and my anxiety has increased significantly and I am having trouble sleeping. The Zoloft has always made me feel wired, but this dosage has really increased my anxiety levels. Will this anxiety increase go away after a few weeks? I also take 300mg of Wellbutrin each day and have for 2 years. Do you think I should lower my Wellbutrin dose or my Zoloft dose or both?
Avatar f tn I was weaned off of Lexapro and just started taking it again. Lexapro is an antidepressant like Zoloft. My doctor said it could take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks; just as if you were starting with the medication it can take a while to reach it's full potential.
Avatar n tn I can tell you that even when you find the optimal dosage, that it will take a good few weeks at that dosage before you feel better. If the Lexapro fails to produce a full response than you can always discuss with your doctor about maybe adding a second medication to boost the effect.
Avatar n tn ve been on Zoloft since the end of May. 125mg was the max dosage I was on. My doctor is switching me over to Lexapro because he feels that I might have better results with the newer SSRI with less side effects. Zoloft has caused me to have some GI issues. My doctor is using a taper down process of going from 100mg for five days then 75mg for five days then 50mg for five days then so on. Right now I'm at the 2nd day of the 50mg dosage.
Avatar f tn My doctor is taking me down from 10mg of Lexapro to 7.5mg to see if this might help some with the fatigue and the dreams that I have been experiencing. I have been on 10mg dosage since November and while it has helped it just may be a bit to much. Would any one happen to know if I will experience any side effects? I know that this is not much of a switch but he recommends slowing reducing rather that simply cutting the dosage in half.
Avatar m tn Hello, So i've been on Lexapro 10mg for about 4 weeks now and since a couple of days ago i've been feeling very tired and sleepy to the point that all i want to do is sleep. Will this effect go away or am i experiencing the true effects of Lexapro? Thanks.
Avatar m tn I was on Zoloft for a few years and 4 years ago I switched to lexapro 10 mg. I want to get off it because of insomnia, weight, and sexual side effects. I was originally prescribed this by a shrink for impulse control and depression and low seretonin levels due to addiction. I am 7 months clean and sober now and I want to stop it for good. Could you recommend a reduced dosage strategy so I don't feel the dissy vertigo spells that go along with trying to stop?
Avatar m tn HI, just was wondering about an increase dosage of Lexapro. I started at 10 mg and my doctor increased it to 20 mg. I've been taking it for 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 it take 4 to 6 weeks to receive the full benefit from the Lexapro from the increased dosage? Thanks for the help.
Avatar n tn m not exactly sure what the Max effective dosage is for Lexapro, but I used to take Lex for 2 years and was prescribed 30Mgs a day. Some people find effectivness at the 10 or 20Mg dosage. Just kind of deprends on the person and how they react to SSRI's and their resistance to such medications.