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    Lexapro help

    I started taking Lexapro 5mg 2 weeks ago, 4 days later increased to 10mg.

    I've noticed my overall mood is improved but my anxiety hasn't budged.

    What kind of time frame should I be focusing on?

    Also; I have been asked to attend a 40th bday at a bar. Can I have 1 - 2 cheeky drinks?

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    Re: Lexapro help

    Hello,

    Iíve been on 15mg for 6 weeks or so now. My anxiety improved after about 6 weeks at 10 mg. My doctor thought I might benefit from an increase, but I am currently going through increased side-effects, so may go back down to 10.

    I pretty much gave up alcohol for 5 months, but now have a couple of Ďcheeky drinksí at the weekend and Iím fine.

    I have found escitalopram to be slow to take effect, but my anxiety is very low now. Itís the side-effects which are doing for me. Especially the agitation/jitteriness and jaw clenching. Not everyone gets this of course.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Lexapro help

    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepy View Post
    Hello,

    Iíve been on 15mg for 6 weeks or so now. My anxiety improved after about 6 weeks at 10 mg. My doctor thought I might benefit from an increase, but I am currently going through increased side-effects, so may go back down to 10.

    I pretty much gave up alcohol for 5 months, but now have a couple of Ďcheeky drinksí at the weekend and Iím fine.

    I have found escitalopram to be slow to take effect, but my anxiety is very low now. Itís the side-effects which are doing for me. Especially the agitation/jitteriness and jaw clenching. Not everyone gets this of course.

    Good luck!
    Oh I'm sorry you're having side effects!
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you regarding reduced dose..

    I'll stick it out. Thank you for your advice.
    I've been suffering GAD since I was 7. I used to pull out my eyelashes and pull my hair out.
    This is my first experience with medication.
    Let's just say... I've been a little stubborn.

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