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Hey Twiggy, It's a good idea making an appointment with your doc. On Lexapro the recommended maintance dosage is a max of 20 mg per day but this always depends upon the patient and your doctor can go above the recommended dosage if necessary. I have had clients on 30 & 40 mg of Lexapro and they have done well with it so dont be afraid of what the printed data states.
I also have anxiety and panic with my depression and it is horrid. I take Effexor XR and it has helped some with this but not always. I avoid crowed places like the mall, grocery stores during their busy times and what not. My doctor has me on Xanax PRN for my panic problems. I try not to take it but sometimes I just have to.
I used to drink alot too when I was younger. I guess I felt more open and outgoing when I was drinking and able to meet people easier. I put myself in alot of bad situations which could of turned out way worse I guess. The thing of it was that drinking for me didnt solve anything, the people I met werent really worth knowing, and in the end I was only hurting myself. If you want to stop drinking and know that you have a problem with it there are many places that you can turn to for help with this.
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