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Posted by dc75 on July 10, 2003, at 11:12:15

In reply to Anyone switched to Lexapro? ggrrl, posted by Dr. Bob on June 11, 2002, at 7:52:48

Hi! - Right now I am on 5 mg of Lexapro. I started a week ago. Almost immediately, I started feeling better. I have side effects, but I hope they will subside in time. One of my biggest complaints is that, though it has already helped my depression, it hasn't stopped me from thinking, thinking, thinking soooo much. There isn't a time when something is not going on in my mind. I feel just a bit more manic on this drug, though before, this would really get me down, but now I feel better able to cope.
Ok, finally my question: My doctor wanted me to go up to 10mgs after a week. Do you think upping the dose will help my mind calm down a bit, or do you all think it will make it worse? I'm taking this both for depression and obsessive thoughts. Like I said before, has definately helped for the depression, and a little less so for the obsessive thoughts. Should I stay at 5mg and see what happens, or go up to 10 like my doc wanted me to? What do you guys think?




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