Posted by Bill L on February 19, 2003, at 13:55:35
In reply to Lexapro and Anxiety, posted by SU on February 19, 2003, at 7:30:31
Physicial anxiety (jitteriness) may be increased when starting an SSRI such as Lexapro. But mental anxiety (worrying) should always decrease.
I take Lexapro and have had excellent results. I found that Valerian is very good for jitteriness. It takes about 30 minutes to work. It calms you down with no drowsiness. Also, it is supposed to be safe. It smells bad so tell him to try to hold his breath while taking it. I take the GNC brand. I take it as needed, about 2 or 3 times each week. But when I first started on Lexapro, I took it every day.