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    Old 07-31-2003, 10:07 AM   #1
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    Can anyone relate to this? I am on 15 mg. lexapro and 100 mg. seroquel.(for anxiety) I still feel tense and keyed up, not back to my old self. I've been on the lexapro for 5 weeks now. Does I need to give the lexapro more time to kick in for anxiety? Has anyone had any experience with seroquel? Does it take awhile for it to take effect? I just want to feel better!!!

     
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    Old 08-01-2003, 03:18 PM   #2
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    Hi, the lexapro could be upped to 20 and tried for a few more weeks, sometimes an antidepressant can suddenly cut in and start working after 8 weeks, but sometimes not
    seroquel is an antipsychotic and psychiatrists who specialise in anxiety all prefer benzos to antipsychotics
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    Old 08-01-2003, 03:22 PM   #3
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    Hi Hry,

    Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, there are very, very few pdocs in my area so I don't have the ability to get one who specializes in anxiety. Another pdoc that I had a few years ago liked the benzos, but unfortunately he is retired. The doctor I have now doesn't like the benzos, so there I am. I am hoping that the lexapro will eventually help with the anxiety and then I can get off the seroquel.

     
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    try to find a doc who isnt antibenzo, perhaps an older GP
    otherwise an internet pharmacy with an online consultation may be the answer
    is the seroquel helping?
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    Old 08-03-2003, 01:50 PM   #5
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    I suppose the seroquel has helped a little bit, but I still have to take .5 klonpin a day - usually later in the day. I still wake up with anxiety, can't eat and feel shaky and nervous all day. I have felt groggy most of today (3rd day on 100 mg or seroquel. Oh, I just want to feel at peace and normal again.

     
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    sounds like the lexapro isnt working did you up the dose?
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    Old 08-04-2003, 10:14 PM   #7
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    No, I didn't increase the dose to 20 yet. I go to see my doctor this week. I think the seroquel is starting to work though. Today was pretty good.

     
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