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Re: First day of Lexapro PSIBasic

Posted by Anyuser on September 26, 2002, at 10:55:10

In reply to First day of Lexapro, posted by PSIBasic on September 26, 2002, at 9:40:43

Shakes would be a typical side effect of ramping up on any SSRI. They should go away in a few days. I would start out on 5mg (cut the pills in half) and increase to 10mg when used to 5.

People say different things about alcohol and an SSRI. My advice would be to drink nothing for six weeks or so until the antidepressant benefits have kicked in fully and the the adverse side effects have calmed down. Then a couple of drinks now and then would do no harm. Be careful at first to see if alcohol hits you any harder.




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