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  1. #101
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    Re: My lexapro diary

    I guess the best way to describe it is as a lack of concentration. It could be depression?

    Cannot gather my thoughts and anxiety hits 11 out of 10.
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    Re: My lexapro diary

    Into week 6 now and still nothing positive to report.
    Trying to be patient.

    Actually anxiety is worse and my mood is worse too. Will speak with psych tomorrow…
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    Re: My lexapro diary

    Spoke with my psych yesterday.

    I told her that I’ve had increased anxiety and low mood and poor concentration for the last two weeks. In other words I am not getting any benefits from the 10mg lexapro even though it has been over 6 weeks.

    She now has me on 15mg for 2 weeks with the objective of getting me up to 20mg.

    She said that I am likely not getting any benefits from my current dose and this is the way to go.

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    Re: My lexapro diary

    Are you happy with that plan? Do you have faith in her?

    I take it there is no concern about your sensitivity to these meds?

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    Re: My lexapro diary

    Quote Originally Posted by pulisa View Post
    Are you happy with that plan? Do you have faith in her?

    I take it there is no concern about your sensitivity to these meds?
    I am very frightened.

    She said 10mg is only for elderly patients and the rest of her patients are on 20mg.

    I specifically asked her if my current symptoms are medication related or mental health and she is adamant the drugs are not causing my heightened anxiety etc. I think it is more 50/50.

    I have taken 15mg for the past 2 days. Spent most of today on the couch. Don’t think I will be able to go to work and pretend everything is fine when I feel like crap.

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    Re: My lexapro diary

    Personally I would question her theory re the 10mg dosage.

    Does she think that you are actually fit to go to work and use power tools?

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    Re: My lexapro diary

    Hi pulisa
    I'm 68 and on 10mg.
    More than that is not recommended for over 65s.
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    Re: My lexapro diary

    Hello Phill

    Yes I appreciate that but I thought that 10mg was a therapeutic dose for all adults not necessarily only for those over 65?

    Isn't the range 10-20mg daily?

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    Re: My lexapro diary

    I'm 37 and on 10mg, and it's been fairly effective for me.

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    Re: My lexapro diary

    I have been taking the 15mg for a few days now and the anxiety is still up where it was. Also headaches which are probably related to the anxiety.

    I managed to do a few hours at work yesterday which was good.

    Will just have to trust her judgement for now and continue on the increased dose.

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