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    Old 04-09-2009, 11:51 AM   #1
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    Need to hear from Lexapro users!

    I would like to know from Lexapro users what dose manages your anxiety?

    Thank you!

     
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    Old 04-09-2009, 01:17 PM   #2
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    Re: Need to hear from Lexapro users!

    I'm on 10mgs right now. I've only been on it for about a week so I can't say if it's working or not, but I think the dosage is too high for me because I'm having WICKED side effects, to the point where I pretty much hate this drug. I'm going to cut back to 5mgs and see what happens. 10mgs I think is the standard dosage and I believe you can go up to 15mgs or 20mgs.

     
    Old 04-09-2009, 09:04 PM   #3
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    Re: Need to hear from Lexapro users!

    I'm on 20mg (started at 10mg last January) and it has helped a lot -- but it has not completely eliminated my "trigger" anxiety thoughts; it just keeps them from gaining "traction" so I don't spiral into a fear loop.

    Next time I see my doctor for a dosage check, I'm going to ask him if he thinks I need to go a little higher with the dosage.

    I'm fortunate that I haven't had any side effects. Comparing my experience with Catheryn's above just goes to show how differently medications affect people!

     
    Old 04-10-2009, 06:11 PM   #4
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    Smile Re: Need to hear from Lexapro users!

    hi, im on 20 mg. of lexapro daily. i think its great. its solved my problem.
    now remember, just because you get cured like me with medication there is a possibility there might be times where you might have a propblem dealing with anxiety on some occasians. i did at first but not now. i have no side affects from it either.

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    Old 04-10-2009, 07:11 PM   #5
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    Re: Need to hear from Lexapro users!

    I was prescribed 10mg of Lexapro with a supplemental prescription of Klonapin to keep panic at bay. It worked incredibly for me. The only problem I had was that the medication made me really tired all the time. I could sleep for 12 hours and still need more.

    I am currently off Lexapro but still wish I had the Klonapin sometimes. Knowing what it was like to experience low levels of anxiety that I could manage (which was made possible by the Lexapro) has helped me figure out how to deal with my depression/anxiety on my own.

     
    Old 04-11-2009, 10:43 AM   #6
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    im taking 20 mg. of lexapro daily. it works great for me. no side affects and has cured me from gen. & social anxiety.

    nate56

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    Old 04-11-2009, 01:21 PM   #7
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    Re: Need to hear from Lexapro users!

    I'm going to give the lexapro another go after my exams are over. I also have a supplemental prescription for klonopin and that works well (doesn't make me stoned/drunk-like like even small doses of ativan does, and it lasts longer ).

    Hopefully the side effects will work themselves out before summer classes begin in mid May!

    If they don't go away I'm reconsidering paxil, but in a lower dose. emp0052: I had the same experience on lexpro when i started it and paxil. On paxil I slept for 30 hours on a few occasions. If someone didn't wake me up I'd just sleep and sleep. It's frustrating. Hopefully the next round of lexapro won't be so harsh!

     
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