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  1. #1
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    Just started Escitalopram

    5 days on 10mg daily, had slight morning anxiety and sweats. Main thing is I feel completely drained and no energy, feel quite numb?
    Anyone experienced the same?
    How long do side effects last roughly?
    Thanks

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    Re: Just started Escitalopram

    Anyone experienced the same?
    Those are typical initial side-effects of most SSRIs. While unpleasant they are not physically harmful.

    How long do side effects last roughly?
    A few weeks. How many depends on how the med meshes with your individual biology. Side-effects usually begin to moderate when an antidepressant's blood plasma levels stabilize to a steady state which for escitalopram is about 7 days, but they can linger for some.
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    Re: Just started Escitalopram

    Thanks for the info, and reassurance.

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    Re: Just started Escitalopram

    Hey Spawn

    How are you doing now? Do you notice a good improvement in your journey?

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