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Re: q and a's alaskagirl

Posted by pharmrep on September 24, 2002, at 0:21:49

In reply to Question for Pharmrep regarding Lexapro Anxiety, posted by alaskagirl on September 23, 2002, at 21:34:15

> Pharmrep, can Lexapro be used to treat anxiety?...........Yes
> I was on Celexa 2 years ago for depression/anxiety
> and it worked within 5 days. However, it later
> caused me to develop colitis. I've tried numerous
> drugs since then, but nothing has worked as well
> as Celexa.
> I started Lexapro 9 days ago at 5mg
> for 5 days (for anxiety, no depression this time),
> and have bumped the dosage to 10mg for the last 4
> days. My stomach has tolerated the Lexapro well,
> however, it's not helping at all with the anxiety.
> If Lexapro does help with anxiety, does it take
> longer than the typical 1-2 weeks Lexapro treats
> depression? 10mg it worked at 1-2wks for most people
> Also, I'm suffering from insomnia and am wondering
> if this is a temporary side effect that will go....... insomnia was found in 9%, but should subside with time
> away, or if it will last with continued use?...........if you dont already, take it in the morning...not at night
> Thank you for your help!




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