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Hi there!

I have been on Lexapro for 6 weeks now. For the first few weeks I was on 5mg and for the last 3 weeks I've been on 10mg. I had side effects on both dosages. I can honestly say that this last week has been great! My appetite is coming back and I haven't needed to take Xanax during the day. I haven't really had any anxiety, so I know it's working. Stick in there with it, it gets better, just takes some time.

Hi Diane - Nice to hear from you. I'm doing just O.K. I'm on Day #10 of 5 mgs. I got through the initial bad side effects and have actually been eating some food for the past couple of days. Still haven't been sleeping very well and I still feel anxious (even with taking Xanax).

I'm trying to gradually cut back on the Xanax - I've been taking it about 3x a day at .25 mgs a pill. I take it first thing in the morning, mid-afternoon, and before bed. It seems that most people on this board supplement Lexapro with Xanax, Buspar, etc. I'm wondering if Lexapro truly works just for anxiety?

So, overall, I've only noticed a little relief on the anxiety front, as my stomach is no longer in knots and I can eat. But, I'm still getting anxious and having hot flashes. I'm also very tired from not sleeping well. I'm going to keep taking the Lexapro and hopefully gradually find improvement.

Keep me posted on your progress and any changes in your dosage or medication!


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