Lexapro increase after 8 years and struggling

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Hey guys I'm new here and desperate for advice. I've been on Lexapro for 8 years and due to increased anxiety was bumped up from 10mg to 15mg. I had horrible side effects so after 19 days went down to 12.5mg. its been 27 days total now, and I'm a mess. Constant anxiety, nervousness, nauseous, cant sleep, cant eat, I've lost 10 piunds. Has anyone else been through this? Thanks for your help!

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    Hello Holly,

    I'm sorry to hear that you have been having such a difficult time with the increase in dosage!

    Have you talked to your doctor about what's been going on?

    I have been on Lexapro on and off since 2015. In early 2020, I went from 10 mg to 20 mg, after experiencing a depressive/anxious episode. I can't recall how long the start-up anxiety lasted; however, I do know that the increase stabilized me and things returned to normal.

    My struggle now is having started Lexapro again after discontinuing it in June. I am having severe anxiety, and while I know that it takes a while for the medication to kick in, it just feels as if this anxiety will not go away.

    Anyways, I'm hoping that things get better for you. I am sending you so many positive vibes and thoughts! I'm optimistic that we will get over this difficult time.

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