Query from someone having problems starting Lexapro

Posted by Gene Ames, Jr. @gamesjr, May 5, 2019

I Have been taking 10 mg Lexapro for 5 days. With Initial side effects I’m more uncomfortable taking Lexapro than before I started. I know its supposed to take 4-6 weeks for Lexapro to work. Should I tough it out and keep it u. Do anti depressants really work.

@gamesjr the side-effects do subside, and they are pretty common to all SSRI drugs in the beginning. People respond to anti-depressants differently, based upon the drug, the dosage, and the use of other medications. It took about three months to get to a solution, for me, of 20mg of Lexapro with 5mg of Abilify to supplement it. I know that sounds like a long time, but I would stick with it. There is a gene based test that helps to pinpoint what medication might be best for you, but not all insurance pays for it. If you are having severe side-effects, check back with your prescribing physician.


Hi @gamesjr just wanted to check in to see how you're doing with your Lexapro prescription

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