I'm gonna say it took about
2 weeks for my SSRI to kick in... 4 weeks til I felt the full effects ...
When I upped my dose I didn't start over... it's just a matter of getting used to the new dosage because the old dosage just wasn't cutting it.
Oh I see what you're saying... nevermind.. I'd say it took a week to get used to the new meds from the time I upped the dosage. But then again, you haven't been taking this med for 3-6 weeks, which you need to do to feel the full effects.
How long it takes for the increased anxiety to dissipate depends on the person and if they have a benzo to help them out. I had a benzo and still do for when I started out on Lexapro which helped a lot so I didn't feel any anxiety at all.
I'm sure someone will come along to answer that question for you. :)
*HUGS* and good luck!
Keep us updated on how the new med is working for you.
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DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Lorazepam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (20 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines