Posted by Glydin on September 25, 2005, at 19:58:12
In reply to Re: I really love Lexapro » Glydin, posted by Phillipa on September 25, 2005, at 18:52:53
> Glydin, since my doc is thinking of trying lexapro what dose did you start at and how long did you feel the side effects before any improvement?
It took about 4 - 6 weeks for max effects. It was a gradual process in term of remission of SE's and revealing fof the good effects.
>And I have no patience for side effects. But it's been 8 years of misery.
I understand that. I really do. What I did find that acceptance of the fact I WOULD have SE's and I would do what I could to try to deal with them did make all the difference... plus using Klonopin. I also realized my disorders were a much a part of the mix of intolerance as the meds themselves. My Mother was a victim of suicide while on psych meds. You would think that would have me totally antimed. Instead, it made me determined to find a good treatment for myself and I know I do require treatment and chemicals are a good answer for me.
I began at 10 mgs and moved up to 20 mgs. 20 mgs works well for me.