Hi there andwes...I am taking Lexapro...but am weaning off it, only because my pdoc thinks Effexor will be better for me. Here are my thoughts, and they are only thoughts...
You haven't been on the Lexapro long enough for it to help you. You aren't going to feel the effects of it for up to 6 weeks, but in many cases, 2 or 3 weeks is when people feel it, and it is when I started feeling better. I would try to relax, and let the med work, and after 6 weeks or so, if you aren't feeling better, talk to your pdoc again, and see what's going on, and if you can make a switch.
In the meantime, are you prescribed Xanax right now? I would suggest if you aren't, seeing if you can get that, or Klonopin to help you through this beginning part, which is the hardest part.
Right now, I take Lexapro, and Klonopin. Like I said though, I am weaning off the Lex. I didn't have any major effects from it. In the beginning, it did make me very sleepy, so I always took it at night, and unfortunetley, I do suffer from some sexual side effects...which anyone would find unpleasant.
My opinion is though, try to stick with it, and see what happens. It is too early to give up!
Keep us posted!
Wishing you the best!
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