Switching meds lovan to lexapro

Posted , 3 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

I've been on lovan 40mg for servere anxiety since June 2016 it didn't help much at all 24/7 was still thinking of anxiety then my dr got me to swap to lexapro 10mg the 1st 2 weeks were great! I could drive by myself go out to the shops etc then 3rd week went down hill. So he upped my meds to 20mg and the 1st week of that was fine again now 2nd week in and I feel like how I was when I first started taking meds. Anxious scared wake up in tears because I'm so over this feeling I just want to feel normal again. I've had 6 months off work because I'm so scared to go back but I used to love it there. Is this because I upped my dose and will it settle?

0 likes, 4 replies


4 Replies

  • Posted

    I am on a different med but the same thing you describe happened to me when I increased dose. It sounds very normal around that 3 week mark. It will get better!!!
  • Posted

    Doctors say 2 to 3 weeks to settle but this is not true it can take 2 to 3 months. When you up dose it's back to square one. It's normal to feel better for a couple of weeks then have a bad week. It settles then you may have another few bad days and these too will settle eventually they get less and less. Stick with it....... Good luck


Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up