I've been on 10 mg/day of Lexapro for approximately 2 months...it's helped my social and general anxiety a lot but I still have a few anxiety attacks occasionally. Has anyone noticed a difference when increasing their Lexapro dosage from 10 to 20 mg/day? Thanks!
I'm in the same situation and I'm interested in the responses. I've been taking Lexapro for 10 weeks and from what I've read full effects should show up after 6 weeks. Can I get better results by jumping up to 20 mg?
I know it sounds like a stupid question but is taking two 10mg pills the same as one 20mg pill? I mean if a doctor increased my dosage to 20mg and I had a bunch of 10mg pills left over will a doctor generally be ok with doubling up on the old pills 10mg pills before I started on the new one 20mg?
I have been taking Lexapro for about 1 year. Already been through everything else, and they recently upped me from 10-20. I had some 10's left and finished those before I refilled the others and yes, to me, it's the same. But I believe there to be a world of difference in the upped dosage. I've pretty much been through the whole spectrum of anti-depressants in the last 20 years, only being able to take them 2 years max then they stop working. In my opinion effexor was the very best...was on it for about 3 years until I reached the max dose and had to stop.
I just jumped up to 20 mg (from 10mg) myself yesterday. I've noticed some fatigue which I'm not unhappy about since everyone tells me this is a side effect of Lexapro during the begining. I did not notice it when I first started taking 10mg 12 weeks ago so maybe this means the medication is starting to work for me. My head does fell a bit clearer too. Lets see what happens.
I recently went from 10mg lexapro each morning to 2 doses of 10 each with second dose late afternoon.In one week I noticed that I am feeling much better! I also take valium(5mg) about 3-5 times a week depending on anxiety level.I am also on Nerontin twice daily which my Psych prefers over benzo's.Do you think I am safe with the valium? I once took klonopin but Doc said it was too addictive unless used infrequently.It sure does work though.Best to all-my first post.By the way,I am a 56 year old male ina very stressful sales position.
Doc(Psych) moved me from 10mg in the morning to 2 doses a day with the second being late afternoon.Major difference! I also take 5mg's valium 3-5 days a week as needed. Doc prefers neurontin as my "daily" med which I take 2 times per day.Am I okay with valium as described? Best to all-I am new here-56 year old male in VERY stressful sales job.