Hey guys, my GP just prescribed me Lexapro yesterday and I just took for my first dose of it yesterday as well. He started me off small at 10 ml (I'm taking the liquid for low-gag reflex) and I figured I should be okay with it at that dose for now on terms of side effects. So far, the only side effect I've experienced is that I had insomnia last night and only got 4 hours of sleep. My anxiety hiked up last night as well, but I'm not sure if that was the Lexapro or my GERD acting up (though I suspect it might have been a combination of both). Either way, I'm a little confused now as to how I should approach taking it. My GP said to take 2 tablespoons of omeprazole for my GERD before breakfast, wait 30 minutes to an hour, and then take the 10 ml of Lexapro after breakfast. My problem is that I don't know if it's safe for me to take it again this soon after taking it yesterday afternoon. It'd only be about 19 or 20 hours between doses. Should I just take a smaller dose, like 5 ml and then resume the standard dosage tomorrow? Also, as another question, my mother and I have decided that using a .25 ml dose of Xanax occasionally as a bridge to help ease into the Lexapro from nothing might be a good idea. Thoughts on any of this?
Thanks for the input :)