how long does ESCITALOPRAM (Cipralex) take to work? can it make you worse first?

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   Posted 6/4/2005 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
how long does ESCITALOPRAM (Cipralex) take to work? can it make you worse first?
I am 3 days in (2 pills) and feel awful....

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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 6/4/2005 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   


Hi Vikki

I take cipralex, but I am on a very small dose, 5mg a day because I also take 45mg of remeron. When I first started the cipralex at the 5mg I was ok but when the doctor tried to increase it to 10mg I got a really bad headache, it was awful so we dropped it back to 5mg again.

I have been on it now for 3 months and it took about a week until I really started to feel anything, my doctor said the good thing with cipralex is that it starts to show sign of working in about a week. Its a new drug out in Canada anyways not sure about the states. Anti depressant affects everyone differently, what someone finds great another finds they are really sick on it. My advice give it at least until a week and see what happens unless the side effects are really bad than I would call the doctor.

Good luck and let us know how you are doing!

nice to meet you..



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