Lexapro 2nd go around need feedback

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   Posted 11/8/2017 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Lexapro 2nd go around need feedback

I am taking 10mg Lexapro (generic) again for some intense anxiety regarding health issues - the anxiety was making them worse vicious cycle.

I took 20mg Lexapro (generic) before April 2013-2014 and then tapered down to 10mg until April 2016. Had few sides coming off and was pretty good w anxiety for about 18mons.

I just started 10mg Lexapro again on Oct 23 2017. I didnt ramp up I just went straight at it. Sides were tough but not horrible. After 10days feeling okay but would feel a bit anxious in AM before I took meds (730am) and then I'd get some anxiety in afternoon.

Who has experience with Lexapro a second time? I picked Lex becasue i tolerated it well the first time. Will it be effective this second time? I am considering going up to the 20mg level in a few weeks if I dont see some resolution with my minor anxiety.

Thoughts? Feedback? Thanks

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 11/8/2017 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome!

I am sorry to hear that your anxiety has returned...but glad to see you join us!

I think it is reasonable to believe that your reinstatement will be successful. I have heard of many people returning to a previous Rx, and doing well. 

However, it is likely that you will need to get up to your therapeutic dose once again before noting the benefits you seek.

Please see our Resources at the top of the main forum page here for great material to work with for self help that can get you through this challenge...and beyond!

Post with us anytime for support and encouragement!

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   Posted 11/9/2017 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I know quite a few people who have had success with lexapro the 2nd time around. There's no reason to believe it wouldn't work again unless it had pooped out on you before.

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   Posted 11/13/2017 5:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I've gone off and I'm back on..Doing well except for sleep. I have a history of insomnia from SSRI's so I'm sure this does not bother all.

I've been on Lex 10 years on and off so I have a good feeling you will tolerate and adjust just fine..

Good luck and hang in there! it takes time but worth it smile)
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