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lexparo - depression lifts before anxiety?
« on: December 07, 2013, 12:26:29 PM »
Wondering if anyone has experienced depression lifting before anxiety lifts on Lexapro? I'm 5 weeks in at this point and the depression has become much better but the anxiety still looms and is very much a part of my day. Any thoughts?
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Re: lexparo - depression lifts before anxiety?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013, 04:04:00 PM »
I'm 5 weeks in at this point and the depression has become much better but the anxiety still looms and is very much a part of my day. Any thoughts?

It is still early days. I'd give it at least another 3 weeks. If it still isn't having enough effect on anxiety then you will need to up the dose.

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Re: lexparo - depression lifts before anxiety?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2013, 05:49:37 PM »
Hi Lynn...  I am on Celexa, Lexapro's sister drug, and have been on it for exactly three weeks now.  My major problem is anxiety, but I am depressed too.  I am experiencing the same thing that you are.  The depression has pretty much gone, but the anxiety is still there.  I know that Ian (Insights) indicated to me that the anxiety usually increases when first starting a new anti-depressant, and mine certainly did.  Like you, I am early in the treatment, and hope to see more relief in time.  The best to you!...  Chuck
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