It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Anxiety Message Board

  • increased dosage of lexapro

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 06-17-2009, 09:16 AM   #1
    Join Date: May 2009
    Posts: 4
    ccvogue HB User
    increased dosage of lexapro

    i've been taking 5mg of lexapro for GAD since early march (so over 3 months), i had originally been put on 12mg of paxil but had an adverse reaction and was switched to the smaller dosage of lexapro which has been working fine. however, my doctor and i decided to bump up my dosage to 10mg. it has been 5 days since i increased my dosage and i am now feeling dizzyness, fatigue, and a little bit of blurred vision. i've also had off and on headaches. i know these are all side affects of the lexapro, i was just wondering if it was normal to experience these side affects when upping the dosage and so late after doing so? also how long should i allow them to continue before becoming concerned?

    i have been in and out of the doctor for the past five months due to my anxiety and it's symptoms and do not want to over react, however when i began taking the 5mgs i didn't notice as many side affects as i am now and that's why i am concerned.

    Last edited by ccvogue; 06-17-2009 at 09:17 AM.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 06-18-2009, 10:17 PM   #2
    Senior Veteran
    Join Date: Mar 2001
    Location: San Diego, Ca.
    Posts: 1,825
    sunshine123 HB Usersunshine123 HB Usersunshine123 HB Usersunshine123 HB User
    Re: increased dosage of lexapro

    I started out taking 5 mgs. of Lexapro also. Then I increased the dose to 10 mgs. for a few months and am now on 20 mgs. It takes at least a few weeks in my opinion for your body to get used to the change in dose. I wouldn't worry about it, but if the side effects continue to bother you, talk to your Dr. about it. Good luck.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Increased dose of Lexapro...does it work? xSunnySmilex Depression 7 02-13-2007 01:32 AM
    Lexapro Dosage - Moving Up sunshine0806 Depression 4 12-11-2006 09:49 AM
    Lexapro increased now have headaches YatzeeMomof2 Anxiety 7 08-25-2006 05:30 AM
    Increased dosage of Lexapro relyt Depression 1 08-17-2006 06:32 PM
    Need Help With Lexapro Dosage, Please salty Depression 14 07-30-2006 08:38 PM
    Increasing Dosage of Lexapro Too Soon? jitteryme Anxiety 7 08-12-2005 07:26 PM
    Paxil/Lexapro dosage equivalent? Jugi Anxiety 2 02-02-2005 07:25 PM
    Lexapro and Trazadone- best time and dosage danmc15 Sleep Disorders 1 10-14-2003 09:47 AM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:47 AM.

    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!