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My doc put me on 10mg of Lexapro about 3 weeks ago, and she said I should start feeling a little better within 1-3 weeks. I'm on week 3 and don't feel a bit of difference.

I am a bigger guy (225 lbs), should I be taking a higher dose? Or should I wait and see what the 10mg will do for me?

TIA!!!
check with the doc on the dosage....i also don't think size matters at all. No pun intended. I personally think 10mg of lexapro in the beginning could bring down a gorilla.
Quote from SirReal:
check with the doc on the dosage....i also don't think size matters at all. No pun intended. I personally think 10mg of lexapro in the beginning could bring down a gorilla.

Isn't that the truth. I am taking 15 and it's doing me in for now. I know I will adjust in time but it will bring a gorilla down I can atest to that :p
Quote from Paxilhead:
Size doesn't matter, but 10 is a small dose anyway, it would work better if you were taking 20.



10mgs is 40mgs of Celexa. Lexapro is a highly concentrated sister of Celexa, I actually called the pharmacuetical company and this is what I was told. Ramping up to 20mgs shouldn't be done until you contact your doctor. There are other AD's out there if Lexapro doesn't work.
I agree with Redherring 100%. I just upped mine from 10 to 15 and I am going through all the same side effects as when I started 3 months ago just on a 5 mg increase.
Both my Dr. told me Lexapro is a very concentrated SRI