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    Re: Re starting escitalopram

    I really think I’m going to chicken out taking the 5mg tomorrow night and I’ll end up cutting the tablet in half and just hope it’ll do something! I was taking 5mg every other day for around a year before I came off and it worked just fine for me so am hoping by taking 2.5mg daily it’ll give me the same effect

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    Re: Re starting escitalopram

    It certainly won't hurt anything by starting at 2.5 mg :-).

    Even if it isn't an effective dose, it should lessen the start up side effects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill2 View Post
    I think the biggest problem is your fear of it rather than the actual drug itself.
    I know that was the case with me but when I found it wasn't going to kill me I was OK with it.
    I started on 5 mg and went to 10mg after a week or so.

    I know for me, the fear of it is definitely the biggest problem.

    Moving up from 5 mg to 10 mg is actually my biggest stressor right now. This despite having minimal side effects when I started on 5 mg.

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    Re: Re starting escitalopram

    Now I’m nervous at the thought of even taking 2.5mg ����

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    Re: Re starting escitalopram

    You'll do fine :-). I do understand how you feel, though!

    On a different anxiety forum I'm on, there's a woman on there who has been on 2.5 mg for several months, and says it's an effective dose for her! Maybe you'll be the same, and never have to go up to 5 mg.

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    Re: Re starting escitalopram

    Hi Kel I’m going to take my 2.5mg just before I go to bed tonight. I bet I’ll have trouble sleeping as I’ll just be ‘waiting’ for the side effects to happen! I have been worrying about this ALL day!! And thinking to myself omg what if I can’t function properly tomorrow etc, it’s driving me crazy

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    If only I could just take it and feel better when I wake

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    Re: Re starting escitalopram

    I was the same way when I started the 5 mg. Actually for the first few days I was a nervous wreck ;-). Once it dawned on me that the side effects weren't the nightmare I envisioned, I settled down a bit.

    Of course, now I'm a nervous wreck worrying about upping the dose in two weeks!

    Good luck with starting; I bet it will be much easier than what you are imagining it to be!

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    Re: Re starting escitalopram

    Quote Originally Posted by NervousKel View Post
    It certainly won't hurt anything by starting at 2.5 mg :-).

    Even if it isn't an effective dose, it should lessen the start up side effects.

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    I know for me, the fear of it is definitely the biggest problem.

    Moving up from 5 mg to 10 mg is actually my biggest stressor right now. This despite having minimal side effects when I started on 5 mg.
    I felt the same way but you'll be fine
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    Re: Re starting escitalopram

    I chickened out and didn’t start them. So disappointed in myself. I even cut the pill into 4 which would’ve meant I’d only be taking 1.25mg but still couldn’t bring myself to swallow it!!! I’m doing my own head in!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumzy View Post
    I chickened out and didnít start them. So disappointed in myself. I even cut the pill into 4 which wouldíve meant Iíd only be taking 1.25mg but still couldnít bring myself to swallow it!!! Iím doing my own head in!!
    Like everything the anticipation is worse than the event for us.
    Just take it with breakfast and go about your day trying not to think about it.
    You'll be glad you did.
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    Re: Re starting escitalopram

    Your totally right Phill. It’s just making myself take that first bit!! Now I’m thinking well I’ll see how I go this week and if no better I’ll start Friday ��

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