I took lexapro when I was young the doc gave me 30 mg when i was 15.He was a quack i think,i hated it..40 is a awfully high dose...........if you live in a medical marijuana state i highly suggest you check into it.....Lexapro is a dangerish drug please do a little research...Cannabis is safe and for medical use in current states.
I would always listen to your doctor. If you don't feel comfortable ramping up the Lexapro, perhaps you could talk about a change in meds or the addition of another med. You have to let your doctor know how you feel.
So I start on the 40 mg. tomorrow. I am glad that I see my pdoc next week as I am feeling like we are running out of options, however, he thinks I am being negative and have other options left.
Thanks. My depression is back. It was gone when he upped my lamictal to 400 mg. Now, I am not feeling the good effects. Lasted about 2 weeks. At my last visit, I could also up the Lexapro to 40, but I was feeling good. Now, I think I am going to start on 40 tomorrow. I see him again on the 24th. I am so frustrated! This whole journey has lasted over 3 years...try a drug...works for a while, then poops,, etc, etc, I wish I could find one that would work completely and for good. BTW I called my pharmacist about the dosage. He said 20 is usually the dose, but he has filled scripts for 40 and sometimes 60.
Hi. I started on the Lexapro 40 mg and feel so tired and foggy. I go see him next week and am going to discuss. I have researched the drug and haven't found much on 40 mg. Every site seems to indicated that 20 is the usual dose.
Felt great, better than I ever have, now a strange dr wants me to taper down to 20. Now I'm depressed, no energy, heart does not feel happy.
Try Hydroxyzine 20 mg. Fast response no grogginess