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Anxiety board

I am fairley new to the board. I am 24 female and live in Bston, MA. I used to be such a social person, and for the past 6 months or so it has been getting worse and worse.
I love people and parties and now I dont even want to go to a resturant1!1
I have been seeing a thearpist for a couple of months and she started me on lexapro. I didnt want to go on {REMOVED}, but I knew I could not live with this.
i started on Lexapro about 4 weeks ago. 2.5 for 4 days, 5 for about 2 weeks. (really anxious first week and then started to feel better) uped it to 7.5 I have been on this dose for about 2 weeks. Some days are really good and some days are worse then before the meds. I was wondering if the 7.5 will take 4 weeks to kick in or if I should feel better before then help me please.

{REMOVED} Thanks so much :wave:
Hi pitta

lexapro does help many with anxiety but you arent yet up to the effective dose, ask a pharmacist it can take 2 to 6 weeks to start working
I hope the therapist is also teaching you relaxation and coping skills