I took Lexapro for awhile and I had no problems getting on it but it did not work for me. It is a good drug and many have great success with it.
I have yet to take any AD that makes you feel high so that maybe a personal feeling you get.
I am so glad you have started on an AD. Kudos to you
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
4-6 weeks is the usual time frame for the full effect of the drug. If you started at 10 mg, your physician could raise it to 20 mg after you have been on it for a week.
I understand your fears with the meds. I hate being on them but am afraid of what would happen if I was not.
Hang in there and give the med some time. Keep talking to us, it helps to have a support system.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 6/29/2008 9:19:13 AM (GMT-6)
It really can take a little while for these meds to start working, and the side effects can be a bit wierd, but if it works for you, the in the end it's worth it. The main thing to do is to monitor how you feel. If it's not working for you after a few months then let you doc know, and move on to another treatment.
I can understand your fear of taking meds after your MJ experience. I made that mistake when I was (way) younger! Meds are nothing like that in my experinece. I have never felt "high" from taking them. I wish you all the best, let us know how you go okay?