Lexapro, help anyone?

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Hey guys, 13th day on Lexapro. Side effects seem the worst so far today. Is this normal? Shall I ride it out?

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    it takes up to 6 weeks for meds to settle and kick in properly you will no doubt feel worse before you feel better they are not magic pills.

    All this information  is on the leatlet that comes with the meds and your doctor should have explained all this to you

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    dont know what lexapro is for but if its an anti depressant anti physchotic yes they will make you feel worse before you feel better I know im on citalopram and what happens is the meds help produce renewed seratonin cells which help with the feel good factor and this takes a little while so if you can hang on there 

     

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    Hi Oscar,

    Yes ride it out, drink alot of water, try to eat well and take exercise.  Try not to Google too much...I do and it is not a good idea. I should practise what I preach..

    as Lynne says all the side effects etc. (and there are alot) are on the leaflet.

    take care

    Sxx

     

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      Hi Oscar,

      Don't we all...just want to feel better.

      What dose do you take? Is your doctor experienced and sympathetic?

      hope you feel results soon and the side effects don't get too bad.

      take care

      Sxx

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      I am so pleased for you that you have a docter you like and trust, that is the first big step. If you still feel unwell you can phone him/her for reassurance..

      It's 10.30 in the Netherlands so I am off to bed. All this m.h. baggage is exhausting..

      take care

      Sxx

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    Hi Oscar - Sxx is right, you are VERY lucky to have a doctor that you trust. Another point is that when you start feeling better don't stop taking the meds. Some people do and then they go into withdrawals and the depression comes down hard. Best of luck for your future.
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