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    Old 08-19-2006, 11:13 AM   #1
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    How long did it take for lexapro to kick in?

    I'm almost at the 2 week mark on lexapro 10 mg for anxiety related to insomnia as well as generalized anxiety, and I feel absolutely nothing-no different. I'm beginning to think these SSRIs don't work on me as I never really felt different on zoloft either at 50 mg (and I'm a petite person). Do I need to give this more time?

    For those who're on it, how long did it take before you felt a REAL difference, or is it such a subtle change you can't even put your finger on it?
    thanks for any feedback/encouragment.

     
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    Old 08-19-2006, 04:28 PM   #2
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    Re: How long did it take for lexapro to kick in?

    Hi, I have been on lexapro 10 mg for a month this next tuesday. I have started noticeing a change about the 3rd week so give it alittle more time. The gp said it can take up to 6 weeks for a complete change. Good luck.

     
    Old 08-19-2006, 04:48 PM   #3
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    Re: How long did it take for lexapro to kick in?

    How did you know it was starting to work for you? How are you feeling on it?

     
    Old 08-19-2006, 04:59 PM   #4
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    Re: How long did it take for lexapro to kick in?

    I havent had any attacks for about the last week. My head is not foggy anymore, I wasnt able to drive due to my attacks and now I am finally able to get back behind the wheel again. I was starting to feel like a prisoner in my own body. I am starting to feel a little better getting a little more energy and trying not to focus on my attacks. So I know it is finally kicking in.

     
    Old 08-19-2006, 05:02 PM   #5
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    Re: How long did it take for lexapro to kick in?

    Thanks for the response. I was just wondering how it feels when it actually start working and how you can tell it's helping.

     
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