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Re: Getting desperate. What's the max lex I can take tiredman

Posted by Mariposa on January 20, 2004, at 13:38:24

In reply to Getting desperate. What's the max lex I can take, posted by tiredman on January 20, 2004, at 12:57:57

> I've posted a few times before, all about the same problem. I'm on my fourth
> month of taking lexapro. It's been torture. I follow a pattern. I increase the
> dose. Suffer the side effects for a week. Feel better for a week or so. Then it
> stops working. I then increase the dose and the pattern repeats. I've done this
> going from 2.5->5.0->7.5->10.0->15->20->25 (every time suffering a week of side
> effects). It also feels like when it does poop out, I feel worse then I did in
> the first place.
> I just started 25mg. My pdoc has said that if this doesn't work then we will
> have to start experimenting with other drugs. I already take trazadone and
> perphenazine to sleep.
> She says I am taking the largest dose of Lexapro of all her patients. Are any of
> you taking over 25 mgs? I am getting scared.
> Thanks!

I currently take 20mg, but my pdoc told me I could go up if I felt I needed to. He said he had patients taking 30 and 40mg. The highest dose I have heard of is 100mg posted by *cletus2* on this board.~~~8|8




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