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Old 09-05-2007, 12:50 AM   #1
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Frustrated with depression and lexapro

I have been taking lexapro for about 4 weeks now.I dont feel any better and having side effects still.I am on 10 mg.My doctor upped my dosage to 20 at week 3, but it was to strong, so i went back to 10.So i dont know when to take it.I cant take it in the morning because it makes me sleepy. I cant take it at night because i cant sleep.My doctor wants me to see someone else, but i cant because i dont have insurance.I go to a Health clinic.I cant go to a mental health clinic because i dont meet the requirements of major depression.They said i had minor depression.i dont know what to do.I dont want to try another AD!I feel like i am just watching my life pass me by.I hate this, i wish there was a simple solution.What should i do? I thinking about just going off lexapro and just doing the best i can.Alot of people tell me its all in my head.

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Old 09-05-2007, 02:36 AM   #2
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Re: Frustrated with depression and lexapro

I had to to take mine at supper time. And then if you are still not apble to sleep try sropping it to around 2 or 3 in the afternoon.

Instead of going up to 20 right away try 15 for a while and then try the 20.

What side effects are you having?

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Old 09-05-2007, 10:23 AM   #3
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Re: Frustrated with depression and lexapro

The side effects that i am having are insomia, appetite decreased,fatigue, and drowiness.I also have anxiety after taking the pill.Shouldn't the side effects gone away by now?Does it take longer than 4 weeks?

Old 09-05-2007, 02:00 PM   #4
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Re: Frustrated with depression and lexapro

if it gives you depression or something get on another is not help if it is not fixing the problem

Old 09-05-2007, 03:52 PM   #5
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Re: Frustrated with depression and lexapro

I would give another week. Sometimes it can take 5 weeks to kick in.

If then you still have side effects or if it is not helping I would try another.

I couldn't take Lexparo. I just had too many side effects. I then went to Celexa which I tolerated very well. I was just so tired on both. I also liked Prozac which I felt working in days.

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