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Old 04-14-2010, 06:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I've taken 10 mg of lexapro for about 2 years along with klonapin. it seems as though my anxiety is getting worse. so i take an extra .5 klonapin to get me through work. Maybe my dose of lexapro needs to be changed? Or was it just a few bad, anxious days? Thanks
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10mg is a fairly small dose. Wait it out, and if you don't get better, I'd go see your doctor.
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You could try switching to Celexa, its basically the same thing. Its also a lot cheaper.

I have tried every SSRI and Celexa was the one to work the best. Lexapro didnt even work at all for me and made me worse.

It seems like you have developed tolerance to the SSRI. I have not heard a good explanation as to why this seems to happen after several months/years of continuous use.

You could also go up to 20mg Lexapro as this is a common and safe dose.
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Im at 30mg of Lexapro and it works barely for my depression.
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thanks for the replys people. i see my psychiatrist in a couple weeks. i'll reply to how it goes.thanks
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I took lexapro for 2 days and had the scariest reaction ever and I hated it. I thought I'd have to call an ambulence...anyways...I haven't heard very many good stories about lexapro. I heard it makes you out of touch with your body and this may be why(?) your anxiety seems like it is getting worse. when you're out of touch with yourself it can feel kinda scary. But then again I dont know because 10 mg is the smallest dosage and you didn't say specifically what bodily reactions your anxiety causes you. Nor am I a doctor.
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You waited 2 yrs?
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i did that exact thing. Think i took 20mg Lexapro along with my Klonopin. Didnt help that much. effexor/cymbalta and Klonopin was a big difference!!

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My phychyatrist assistant called and said to take a half more of lexapro. so i'll cut the 10mg in half and now be taking 15 mg at night. Isolation, fustration and worried what people are thinking about me are some of what i have been going through. I think i noticed these symptoms when i started to smoke cigarettes again. ( i quit on and off since January) (using the patch). i just want to add that i hope i can just use an ssri (lexapro, ect) and stop taking my klonapin. Klonapin helps but it makes me very tired. i take 3 or 4 hour naps on my days off from work sometimes. Well, i'll take 15 mg of lexapro tonight and see how it goes.. Thanks
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