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I have been taking Lexapro for a year and half now, they started me on 10mg right away and wanted to increase me to the max dosage of 20mg, I tried that for about a week, but couldn't get out of bed, I felt like I was chained to the bed, I can't imagine only taking 5mg's! It is a wonderful pill, it takes my anxiety away and keeps me on an even level. My advice to you, try what the doctors has ordered you to take, it takes up to 2 months to get the full effect of Lexapro. My mom can't take it, it makes her sick, but I feel great on it, WARNING: If you try and go off of it, watch out for feeling crazy, about 3 months ago, I decided that I wanted to try and handle life without it, well with any kind of medication you have to wean yourself off of it, and I was almost done with the transition of coming off of them and decided that maybe after all I should stay on it. Its one of the hardest drugs I have ever tried to come off of, the side effects of coming off of them are worst then going on them, its a wonderful drug, but please talk to your doctor first before taking them since coming off of them is so difficult. I know a few people who have had the same reactions I have had trying to come off of them...Its a scary thing...My only side effect when I started taking them was severe headaches that lasted every day for about 3 weeks, and now if I skip one, I will surely wake up with a bad headache, and when weaning off of them, the headache part is also the worst, at least its that way for me...BUT if you decide to stay on them, the drug is the best!
[QUOTE=shelley49001]I have been taking Lexapro for a year and half now, they started me on 10mg right away and wanted to increase me to the max dosage of 20mg, I tried that for about a week, but couldn't get out of bed, I felt like I was chained to the bed, I can't imagine only taking 5mg's! It is a wonderful pill, it takes my anxiety away and keeps me on an even level. My advice to you, try what the doctors has ordered you to take, it takes up to 2 months to get the full effect of Lexapro. My mom can't take it, it makes her sick, but I feel great on it, WARNING: If you try and go off of it, watch out for feeling crazy, about 3 months ago, I decided that I wanted to try and handle life without it, well with any kind of medication you have to wean yourself off of it, and I was almost done with the transition of coming off of them and decided that maybe after all I should stay on it. Its one of the hardest drugs I have ever tried to come off of, the side effects of coming off of them are worst then going on them, its a wonderful drug, but please talk to your doctor first before taking them since coming off of them is so difficult. I know a few people who have had the same reactions I have had trying to come off of them...Its a scary thing...My only side effect when I started taking them was severe headaches that lasted every day for about 3 weeks, and now if I skip one, I will surely wake up with a bad headache, and when weaning off of them, the headache part is also the worst, at least its that way for me...BUT if you decide to stay on them, the drug is the best![/QUOTE]
HI, me Jules here, I am serious the 5mg has so far done it for me! I feel darn near normal-the anxiety/slight depression/panic really hasn't surfaced in the 5 weeks iv'e taken it. ya everyone is different I still think starting out on Lexapro should be 5mg and work your way up from there I just wish everyone on it the best o luck! Jules :)





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