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Should I stay on Lexapro?

Postby RkC » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:54 pm

I was diagnosed with dysthymia. I've been on Lexapro for exactly 30 days. 5mg first 2 weeks and 10mg last 2 weeks.

First 2 weeks were great and I felt I was becoming myself again. But these last 2 weeks I have lost motivation. Now I have no desire to do anything not even the go to the gym. I'm also having a lot of mood shifts.

I was put on seroquel to take at night because lexapro made me have insomnia but I just don't feel like the Lexapro is working anymore and I'm thinking of going off it.

Should I give it more time or drop it?
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Re: Should I stay on Lexapro?

Postby Shattered Mind » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:04 am

With most antidepressants its hard to know if they will work for you until you have been on them for 6 weeks at the current dosage. Unfortunately its a bit of a guessing game as to which med will work for each individual so it may take time to find one that works and that you can also tolerate the side effects. As for why it seemed to work better the first two weeks it could have been you were just having 2 good weeks with or without meds anyway. The other possibility is that Lexapro works better for you at the lower dosage. Some people are sensitive to psych meds (I am) and respond well at low dosages.
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