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I am on a 30 mg dose of Paxil (paroxetine) but out of my script and not feeling well. can I take Lexapro in the meantime and if so what dose?

I am on a 30 mg dose of Paxil (paroxetine) but out of my script and not feeling well. can I take Lexapro in the meantime and if so what dose?

Paxil (paroxetine): Get back on your Paxil (paroxetine) ASAP. This is now a very inexpensive medication that you should easily be able to afford. You can't be switching back and forth amongst different antidepressants. Call the doctor on call and get at least 1 or 2 Paxil (paroxetine) until you can be seen. There are all night pharmacies. ...Read more

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Upped Lexapro (escitalopram) 5 mg to 10mg almost a week ago, still feeling extra anxious, .5 of Ativan 3-4 x, isn't helping much, what can I do? Can I take more?

Consult: Lexapro (Escitalopram) takes as much as six weeks to get fully in your system. To suggest a medication regimen I would need to know your diagnosis and what your treatment has been to date. Your prescribing physician should be better able to answer your questions. ...Read more

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Perscribed Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg for OCD (obsessive thoughts), am I supposed to feel a psychoactive effect? Is it working? Feeling nothing, Aware takes 4 weeks

It's a process: Finding the right dose of an SSRI for you is a process that might take more time than sometimes we expect. You are taking a small dose. Please be patient, keep taking it and if after 4 weeks there is still nothing then your doctor will discuss with you the next step. Don't give up on it yet. These medications can be very good. For best results, consider adding therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long to typical side effects last when starting a SSRI (lexapro). On day 9 and still feeling drowsy and a little more anxious (but different). ?

How long to typical side effects last when starting a SSRI (lexapro). On day 9 and still feeling drowsy and a little more anxious (but different). ?

Side effects : Expect transmit adverse events to last 7-14 dats. If concerns persist beyond that acid it are significantly bother dive then consult with BD ...Read more

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I have dep. &anxiety treated for 1year, the lats 2weeks I have been feeling my face left side tingling and lips. Is that normal? I take Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg

I have dep. &anxiety treated for 1year, the lats 2weeks I have been feeling my face left side tingling and lips. Is that normal? I take Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg

NO!!!: May need to consider a variety of things like are you hyperventilating because this can lead to the sensation of numbness. Any other new medications that have been added? Is there any drooping that may indication bell's palsy(a virus) or maybe a small stroke? Did you Lexapro (escitalopram) just go to generic you may have a reaction to the generic formulation.See you physician. ...Read more

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Just started 10mg lexapro, (escitalopram) how long before side effects wear off. Feeling nauseous, fatigued, foggy, jittery?

2 weeks usually: maybe you can start 5 mg if tablet , break in half , or try another one like prozac, (fluoxetine) be sure prayer and counseling is your foundation for depression/anxiety and try to avoid the root of the problem ...Read more