I know it’s hard but you will feel soooo much better once you get that lexapro in your system! My doctor has me upping my medication really rapidly and it has been a little uncomfortable but I’m finally starting to see some improvement and the light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not even at it’s max therapeutic dose yet so I am SO excited! The longer your prolong it, the longer you put off feeling better. Because it takes awhile anyways to work. I feel like it’s worth the risk! You gotta take that leap of faith. You got this.
Do the side effects get worse with the higher the dose or do they stay the same no matter the dose, and go away after using it for awhile?
My doc has me taking half of 5mg pills then upping to the whole pill after 2 weeks. I haven’t started yet bc I’m scared lol how has it been going for you?
Hi. Sorry I’m just seeing this now as I haven’t been on here much. This is how I started: Week 1: 1.25mg Week 2: 2.5mg Week 3: 3.75mg Week 4: 5mg. (I actually did 6 days at this dose. I was supposed to do 2 weeks and then increase but I did start to feel some anxiety so my Dr told me to increase today. Week 5 (started today) 6.25mg Side effects were tolerable and I think worse when I initially started. Because I increase so slowly I think it helped. I would maybe get a headache or some little side effects for a day or two (here and there) when I’d increase. When I increased from 2.5-3.75 I didn’t have any. When I increased from 3.75-5 I had none other than the increase in some anxiety (which I didn’t have with the other increases). Today, like I said, I went up to 6.25. Maybe a little headache for a short time, little fuzzy head, again, for a short time and little anxiety. My Dr doesn’t seem too concerned. I think when the dose is too low that can happen. I’m not sure. I did have small improvements in the first week and then each week after that, even on a low dose. Obviously such a low dose is likely not sustainable, but I was definitely heading in the right direction and truthfully wish I had started sooner because if I had, I’d likely be where I want to be at this point.