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    Re: 15mg Lexapro - but how long until positive or any effects?

    Quote Originally Posted by panic_down_under View Post
    If my abacus is correct, you're now at 9 weeks since first taking 10mg, Lisa, so if the med is going to work then you should begin to notice at least the beginning of an improvement in the next week or two. The jaw clenching may be the last side-effect to go as it and the Lexapro Yawn tend to hang around like unwelcome guests.
    Thanks PDU

    Yes timing sounds about right. Itís practically been my whole uni semester - itís been majorly tough going through this.

    Would all the chopping and changing of dose set me back a bit though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaS View Post
    Would all the chopping and changing of dose set me back a bit though?
    In theory it shouldn't as you didn't drop below the therapeutic dose range, but in practice it can't be ruled out. ADs can be unpredictable because of the way they work. But even in the worst case it shouldn't add more than a couple of days.

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    Re: 15mg Lexapro - but how long until positive or any effects?

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaS View Post
    Well I'm still going! This is such a rocky road, damn these SSRI's.... Looking back on it, I wish I had stayed on 10mg now... but anyway here I am with my story so far
    5mg - 11 days,
    10mg - 10 days,
    15mg - 19 days,
    20mg - 13 days,
    15mg - 24 days and counting

    It's no wonder I don't know if I'm Arthur or Martha... Still have shaky tremor hands, slight jaw clenching and anxiety STILL high... Urghhh so tired of it....

    Hi Lisa! How are you doing now?

    Going up in doses is never fun. I was like you; started at 5 and then slowly made my way up to 15 mg. I've been on 15 mg for over a year now, and it's worked well for me:-).

    I think you will start to have positive results soon....

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    Hi!
    I just sat down to reply to your thread! Are you still having a blip?

    I read it took a while for it to work with you too. It’s so utterly frustrating especially when I hear such success stories!

    I have definitely had some good days but it’s still interspersed by crappy ones. I know recovery is not linear but it still always disappoints me so much when I wake up feeling nervous and having the shakes.

    Ive lately not really been interested in socialising either as I generally feel like I can’t relax just in case I feel really anxious. I just want to return to being me again and not thinking about it all the time.

    Its such a long slog.

    I hope you are having a better day xx

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    Yep, I'm still blipping along, although yesterday was a really good day.

    Definitely a long slog!

    I'm going to order a self help book or two about anxiety, and see if I can pick up some good tips by reading one of those. Have you had any luck with that, or with therapy? I admit I've never done either, as I felt the meds were always enough in the past.

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    Re: 15mg Lexapro - but how long until positive or any effects?

    I’ve had anxiety on and off for years so I have a bookcase full of self help books!
    The most useful has been Paul David - at last a life. Also the happiness trap by Russ Harris. I also watch Dr Amy Johnson on youtube. She is so awesome.
    I see a psychologist too who is brilliant but the only thing that can get through it is us!

    How long did the meds take for you this time? I think I’m on 10 weeks but 5 weeks on 15mg.. I also have PMS and I always find it worse at that time of the month.

    Are your friends understanding? I think mine are confused and wonder why I’m not “ better” yet...

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    I had the very same reaction with Lexepro but my doctor gave me a very low dose of Pregabilin 50mg twice a day and now no more anxiety......

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    Re: 15mg Lexapro - but how long until positive or any effects?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geller View Post
    I had the very same reaction with Lexepro but my doctor gave me a very low dose of Pregabilin 50mg twice a day and now no more anxiety......
    It took a long time or the side effects?

    Do you take the Pregabalin alongside the Lexapro or instead of?

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    Iím not sure when to call it a day with this led now. Iím about to go into a lecture and feeling anxious... this has certainly not helped me in the way I hoped it would. The side effects of agitation are lingering on...
    or is 15 too much? So over it.
    Iím functioning but itís not easy.

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    Re: 15mg Lexapro - but how long until positive or any effects?

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaS View Post
    Iím not sure when to call it a day with this led now.
    If I've done the calculation right you've now been on 15mg for 30 days which is still a little early to draw a firm conclusion, imho. I'd give it at least another 2 weeks.

    The side effects of agitation are lingering on...
    or is 15 too much?
    Given you've needed to take 20mg in the past I don't think you're on an excess dose now. Agitation tends to occur a little more often with escitalopram than the parent compound citalopram, so if it continues to be a problem switching to the older med might resolve it. As they share the same active drug (citalopram also contains a mostly inactive isomer of it) there should be few if any side-effects.

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