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A 24-year-old male asked:

Lexapro (escitalopram) 5 mg, i noticed my pupils get really big, is that normal? also i feel numb.. like my feelings are shut off? can i take ativan to help me sleep

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Apprehension?: Most patients are on 20-30mg of lexapro (escitalopram) & it takes 2-3 weeks to start to work & about 6 to be fully effective. Some pts are slow metabolizers and reach a higher blood level with a small dose. My guess is that you are worried about loss of control & anticipate a negative outcome--discuss your concerns with doc. Also no problem taking Ativan 0.5 with it.
Last updated May 11, 2016

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