Jumping From 5mg To 10mg Lexapro

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Sh Says:

Hi all,

I am going to jump up to 10mg as my psychiatrist told me to start @ 5mg and go to 10 once I felt comfortable.This was because I have been on Paxil and Cymbalta but had to stop due to bad side effects. I have see a few effects with the 5mg (tiredness, issues with concentration, palpitations, increased anxiety) but none of the effects have been too bad and seem to have kind of been stabalized as I am on day 10 of 5 mg.

Should I expect to go through it all again as I jump to 10mg? or will I be better off since I am only coming up from 5mg as opposed to jumping from 0mg to 5mg?

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Verwon Says:

Yes, it is likely that you will experience the side effects, again, if you up the dosage. That is what usually happens with most medications.

They normally hit their peak at around 4 to 6 weeks, at a given dosage, then they start to taper off in severity, as your body gets used to the medication.


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