Lexapro dosage treatment

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Avatar n tn Hello stc, Lexapro has relieved a lot of mental stress for me while being on Tx & I highly recommend it. I'm still on it...6 mths post-Tx. No significant Sx from Lexapro since the daily dosage is 15mg....& it's the most Serotonin Selective SSRI.
Avatar m tn Then I got married to a very social and outgoing man who LOVES to be the life of the party and I wanted to make him happy by going out all the time, but it didn't work out so well and began my Lexapro treatment. He learned a lot about me and what gives me anxiety attacks. I'm 36 now and off of the Lexapro, I have 1 or 2 friends (that I don't see very often and that's ok), 5 children, and a wonderful, supportive husband.
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 n tn 5 mg is a conservative dosage to start with Lexapro; I believe the suggested beginning dosage is 10 mg. Keep your psychiatrist informed of how you are feeling and best of luck to you.
Avatar f tn Lexapro is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression or anxiety. Lexapro is used to treat anxiety and major depressive disorder. Suicidal ideation is not a common side effect of Lexapro, but that doesn't mean that it isn't possible.
Avatar f tn hello I started Lexapro the night before and felt jittery but I slept. This morning I took Xanax and later I had a major panic attack, should I stop taking Lexapro? I have to work and I can't stand it if I have panic attacks while teaching, just seems weird. I read that it's possible to have these within the first few weeks or so but how can I function at work if I'm having major panic attacks?
535882 tn?1396580285 A classic case was a man I saw in follow-up, a couple months after starting Lexapro. He said the the Lexapro wasn't doing anything for his anxiety or depression. As we talked for awhile, he mentioned that he had started exercising; I pointed out that he hadn't exercised in years, and wondered if it 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.
Avatar f tn I stopped Lexapro two months ago because of side effects. My anxiety is back severely. I'm going to restart it tonight. Forget the side effects I need the medicine. It didn't help me as much as I'd like but it obviously helped me more than I thought. At some time I might switch to a different medicine but current day I'm getting back on Lexapro. I just refilled it & they gave me generic. I've been on name brand. Will I tell the difference? Will it work again?
Avatar n tn As long as you are tolerating the current dosage well and able to adhere to the treatment, the dosage shouldn't be adjusted. As for the Elavil... meds should be prescribed to address a problem, not "just because." If there is no reason to take the Elavil, Elavil should not be prescribed. Just my two cents.
847195 tn?1296175247 It's 10mgs! Hope I feel better soon!
Avatar m tn I have just rec'd samples of Lexapro from my doctor yesterday to treat panic attacks. I've been taking Xanax when I get an attack and they seem to be coming a bit more frequent than I'd like - so I was prescribed 5mg for the first week, then 10mg of Lexapro from my doctor. I'm trying to be optimistic here... Last night I actually slept pretty well, better than previous nights -- wasn't up and down like I normally am. I awoke, semi-rested... I experienced a lot of night sweats last night.
Avatar n tn i have been on Lexapro for 10 months 10 mg. a day, i weighed 106 when i started treatment, i started feeling my clothes not fitting correctly especially around the waist, hips, midriff. i never changed my eating patterns, exercise every day. i have gained over 15 lbs. , never in my life had i gained 1 pound. i started researching this connection on line when a health professional freind of mine mentinoned the connection. it is unbelievable all the persons that are expereinceing this.
Avatar m tn Started lexapro 4 1/2 weeks ago. am now at 10mg for the last 10 days. One afternoon felt better but other than that no improvement.Taking ativan for the anxiety increase but seems to not help .Losing faith.
Avatar n tn I have been on Lexapro for about 6 weeks now. I did not show many side effects until now. I did notice a decrease in wanting to have sex, but when i do want it i want it NOW. I can not use a virbrater to help me along because i get a head ache on the left side of my head and it travels down to my sholder when i use my vibrater. On the other hand when i dont use the vibrater and have intercorse with my husband or use my hand i Dont get the pain....I dont want to give up the vibrater...
869879 tn?1239663909 Has anyone ever taken Lexapro and Abilify together? I've been on 10mg Lexapro (for chronic dysthymia) for about 2 years now. I've always had positive reactions to Lexapro: great sex drive, great mood, slept okay (I do take Lunesta for sleep). However, lately (for the past 4 months I'd say), my depression has worsened for no real reason. I've found myself a lot more tired when I wake up (I sleep 9-10 hours a night), don't want to be with anyone, no energy, no sex drive.
Avatar f tn You must know that those 2 drugs are short-term treatment until the Lexapro kicks in and you will have to go thru a withdrawal from Klonopin and Xanax since all you will need after several weeks is Lexapro. You might ask you doctor to get rid of Xanax or Klonopin and adjust the dosage rather than mixing both. I see no point in mixing two kind of benzodiazepine. You question was is it safe to mix both.
Avatar f tn I am going to see a naturopath and starting progesterone as she thinks that is my issue but I didn't feel I could go off a antidepresant yet so asked to switch to lexapro. Lexapro doesn't seem to be working well, still jittery crying spells etc. Never had anxiety before so at a loss at this point, am only 39 so very frustrating.
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor XR for the past 2 years. I was taking 300 mg a day with Lamictal 200mg/day and Seroquel 100mg to sleep. The Effexor wasn't working so my psychiatrist wanted to drop the Effexor and replace it with Lexapro 10mg/day. He told me to "just" drop my Effexor dose by one 75 mg pill a day and I would be "off" of the Effexor in 4 days. Yeah, right!!! Having once before attempted to "stop" Effexor, I knew it wasn't going to be that easy.
Avatar n tn Hi, i just started lexapro 5mg 6 days ago, the last two days i started to feel dizzy, but no relief to my anxiety or my irratibility. i never realy had any major side effects other than a headache the first day, now i seem to have develpoed a cold about 3 days into treatment, i'm not sure if the meds caused it but my nose is blocked up. i was wondering if upping the dose to 10mg would help.
Avatar n tn I'm convinced that the anxiety of appearing to have gained so much weight since the school year started is almost as bad as the original anxiety that started this problem in the first place! I decided to quit Lexapro a month ago, and tapered off my dosage over a few weeks. Now I haven't taken it at all in 6 days. I've been feeling a little dizzy and had a few strange dreams, but no drastic withdrawal symptoms.
Avatar n tn 10/18/05 Today is the best day so far since changing my dosage of lexapro. Last week Tuesday 10/11/04, I saw my Dr. and I have been on him to take me off, that I want to go all natural. If I had know what was about to happen. I don't think I would be so pleased with myself. The cost of RX is running me $80 per month. The cost is killing us. My Husband and I have only just begun to learn about the side effect I am experiencing. I was in need of something to help me thru my theapy.
Avatar n tn After many years of lack of interest in sex the thyroid treatment had allowed my husband and I to reconnect. With the Lexapro the desire to be intimate once again disappeared. I was assured that once I finished treatment the desire would once again return. In four months I have gained 20 pounds, eaten more candy and garbage than I have in my entire life. I am a college student and I did not complete one accademic class this semester. I simply have no motivation to do anything.
Avatar n tn Well i'm on day 3 of a 2nd try at taking Lexapro on the advice of my physician. Last time the increase from 5 mg to 10mg after two days caused intense side effects that made me stop taking it. This time I am taking a much slower increase 5 mg for first week, then to 10mg to try and reduce the impact of the symptoms but I can tell after 3 days I am a bit more aggitated, nervous, anxious but nothing like last time. Also last time I was really against taking medication.. now... i'm ok with it....
Avatar n tn If there is not a significant reason (financial issues, medical problems where the Lexapro is contraindicated) to go off the Lexapro, then simply don't. If it has helped you, then there is no reason you can not continue to take it, even long term. Especially because you are on a fairly low dose, you have lots of wiggle room should the dose ever need to be increased. MANY MANY of us have found ourselves caught in the trap of wanting to stop taking meds, for a host of reasons.
Avatar n tn Is it feasible that my brain-dead feelings are attributed to Lexapro? I'm afraid to go off of it because of my previous moods before Lexapro (suicidal ideation, etc). Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn I was taking low dosages (10mg daily) of Celexa and I was doing fine. A few months back my doctor suggested I try Lexapro. I have found that most of the bad side effects of Celexa have been eliminated with this new and so far wonderful medication, I am currently taking 10mg Lexapro daily. My question is: What can I expect to feel when leaving the medication (long term use). Also, is there any danger to this medication that we know of, how does it differentiate from Celexa.
404138 tn?1308945256 but then I think of the upside to lexapro and what Ive heard of lexapro on this forum is pretty good....but I feel I cant wait that long anymorre....Im just tired of feeling so crppy and scared. Thank you again for the ratemd website ...Im looking into it tonight and tomorrow Im going to try to schedule an appointment with a new and hopefully good, knowledgable doctor. I'll let you know how it goes!
Avatar n tn I understand that SSRIs are sometimes prescribed for neurocardiogenic syncope. Is lexapro also effective and what would be an appropriate dose?
3926262 tn?1350442936 I went to youtube to watch a video from someone else that is in treatment, and she referred to this place she feels like she is in at this time in treatment...treatment land. I thought that was perfect! I guess you could say that's where I am as well. I feel like I don't really fit in with my "old life" and I have a hard time feeling like someone gets me right now.