Originally Posted by zeyavia
as of right now though i was told to still use the xanax cause i havent even been on the lex a week so therefore i still have anxiety...they said once the lex starts working i can taper off the xanax...does that sound right...maybe im not addicted and its all in my brain but i only take one .25 tablet a day so...that isnt bad...
Yes, actually that's entirely fine. The Lexapro can take up to 4 weeks for it to take maximum effect. During that time, you can use the Xanax. What you will probably start to notice is that overtime you won't even feel like you need to take a Xanax. The anxiety just won't be there as often or as strongly as it used to be.
However, if you find after 4 or more weeks that your need for Xanax hasn't dimished at all, ask your doctor about this. He/she may suggest using a higher dose of Lexapro.
Hope that helps some.