Lexapro benefits - how long?

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   Posted 8/27/2007 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this forum and wanted to get some feedback.  I am a long-time suffer of anxiety/depression.  I used to take Effexor and it worked well for a few years but then stopped helping me.
My doctor recently gave me 10MG worth of Lexapro.  I have been taking it now for 11 days and really don't feel much better (yet).  I also am taking a low dose of Xanax to help me (in the meantime).
How long does it typically take to see any results?  2-4 weeks?  I will see my doctor on Friday and I am scared to do 20MG.
I don't think I've had any major side effects yet, but my sleeping was so-so for a few days.
Any feedback would be appreciated.

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   Posted 8/28/2007 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to the forum,I am very glad that you found us.

Most meds take 4-6 week to take full effect. If after that time you are still not seeing the results,then contact your doctor and let them know. Sometimes it takes a few tries with different meds to find the right one that works for you.

Please keep us updated.

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