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Old 05-11-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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How long did it take Lexapro to work for you?

Tomorrow will be 1 month and I haven't noticed any changes except a decreased libido.

How long does it usually take before significant changes?

 
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:42 PM   #2
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Re: How long did it take Lexapro to work for you?

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Tomorrow will be 1 month and I haven't noticed any changes except a decreased libido.

How long does it usually take before significant changes?
Doc doubled my dosage to 20 mg.

6 more weeks at this dosage and if no results it's back to the drawing board.

 
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:18 AM   #3
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Re: How long did it take Lexapro to work for you?

i took it for up to 5 months and it didnt work for me, so i switched to effexor which thank god works for me (so far). im on a high dose though of 350mg. lexapro didnt do much for me. it works for some people but it didnt for me. its a terrible journey trying to find the right meds. the ones that really work with minimal side effects. all the best. keep your chin up. it took me 2-3 years. i think of it as some kind of right of passage. take care.

 
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Re: How long did it take Lexapro to work for you?

yeah Effexor works great, but at a price (be warned of the withdrawal symptoms, although you can ween off it, there is hope).

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Old 05-13-2010, 08:09 PM   #5
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Re: How long did it take Lexapro to work for you?

Thanks for the replies.

I haven't read too many success stories about Lexapro, but I'm going to give in a try for a bit longer.

 
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Re: How long did it take Lexapro to work for you?

Have you been diagnosed with a specific mental or psychiatric condition?

The reason I ask is because Lexapro is typically used to treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and/or depression. I have been diagnosed with GAD and depression both. I started taking 10 mg Lexapro about 2 years ago and it took about 4 weeks to really kick in. I was on it for 9 months and got to doing so well that I thought maybe I could function off of it. Then I went 3 months without it and couldn't deal so I got right back on it at 10 mg. The second time I got back on it, I noticed it working within about 2 weeks. I think it worked faster this time because I have been on it before and my body reacted quickly.

I have heard a lot of people who were dissatisfied with Lexapro, but it has worked wonders for me and it has started working soon after I started each time.

But if you do not have GAD and Depression, which is mainly what is is most effective in treating, it may not work for you.

 
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Re: How long did it take Lexapro to work for you?

Yes, GAD and mild/moderate depression.

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Old 05-15-2010, 08:24 AM   #8
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Re: How long did it take Lexapro to work for you?

Well, I suppose everyone is different and different meds work for different people. But I can honestly say that Lexapro was my miracle med. It works perfectly for me. I wish it could do the same for everyone.

 
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Re: How long did it take Lexapro to work for you?

Took lexapro for 6 weeks and it didn't work at ALL for me... it made me so tired and even more depressed. Wellbutrin(NON generic) seems to be the answer for me personally.

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