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Zoloft and Lexapro questions
« on: May 17, 2014, 12:19:37 AM »
Hey everyone,

So initially my doctor put me on zoloft for my depression. I seem to be really sensitive to any medication, so he started me off on a lower dosage, 25mg. I felt pretty much the same, maybe a tiny bit better, but when I would get irritated, I was way worse than before. Doctor bumped the dosage up to 50mg, and it only got worse. There was no middle. I was either "giddy," overly happy and excited, or I was a loose cannon, and I would get irritated extremely quickly. Over a few months, doctor decided to take me off of it, I was only getting worse.

Has anyone else had any reactions like this?

Now I have been put on lexapro, I took my first dosage tonight. Wondering what the jump should be like?

- When would be the best time of day for me to take it?
- How much different is it from zoloft? will i have the same reaction?
- How long before the medication kicks in and starts to work?
- anything else I should know?

I'm taking it in addition to starting therapy soon.
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Re: Zoloft and Lexapro questions
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 12:45:53 AM »
Now I have been put on lexapro, I took my first dosage tonight. Wondering what the jump should be like?

- When would be the best time of day for me to take it?

It doesn't matter, though pick a time that you are always likely to be able to take it as it is very important you do so daily.

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- How much different is it from zoloft? will i have the same reaction?

Lexapro is the only true SSRI, affecting only serotonin transporters and receptors, so there's a good chance that your reaction will be different.

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- How long before the medication kicks in and starts to work?

Usually, anywhere from 3 to 12 weeks from when you're on a therapeutic dose, which is at least 10mg/day.

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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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