100mg Lexapro

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this is going back 13 years but I think it screwed up my brain. A doctor prescribed me 100 mg of Lexapro because she convinced me that all of my anxiety was learned from my mother and would go away with Lexapro. Well she kept upping and upping until I was taking 100mg a day for a long time. I was manic out of my mind and drinking like crazy. She was giving me free samples out of her closet. Who knows what she wrote in my notes. I bet her notes said I was on 10.... Could that have messed up my brain chemistry long term? My friend was a rep for Lexapro and she said it was too much but I trusted this counselor so I continued.

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Verwon Says:

In the U.S., you do have the right to view your medical records, though if you request a copy for yourself, they are allowed to charge you for them. Thus, you can view them and see what she has noted in them.

And yes, 100mgs is a very high dose, the FDA warns that taking doses that are too high have not been proven to improve efficacy, and could be harmful.

However, this many years later, there is really no way to be sure in your case. What types of issues are you experiencing, now?

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