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re: lexapro question again e503

Posted by lil' jimi on July 14, 2003, at 21:21:38

In reply to lexapro question again, posted by e503 on July 11, 2003, at 19:13:18

hi elise,

i'm a parent too ... ... my heart goes out to you

you have written to us:
> gave ben 2.5 mg. lexapro during the day and he was much better and less hyper than when he was taking it at night. Only thing is, I noticed about 8 or 9 hours later (5:00 p.m. today) he started to get restless and somewhat agitated. I am wondering if I could dose it 2 times a day (2.5 mg. x 2)and if it would help. Has anyone else had the effect that it could be "calming" for about 8 hours or so, and then anxiety comes back?
> thanks,
> elise

... ... i can sense your stress trying to fine tune his meds for ben ... ... it's hard for adults to do for themselves, as you may have read from these posts ... ... i would suggest even trying 1.25 mg X 2 as another possibility, but your guesses are so much better than mine ... ... i have been on lexapro since march and it is an odd effect to experience both the lethargy and the agitation that lex can induce ... ... it does seen to me to be both doseage sensitive and timing sensitive ... ... and lex insists on a lot of patience .... any doseage changes need x# of weeks to take a effect ... where x can equal 4 to 8 .... ...

... my suggestion, for getting better information and more responses would be to post something in a subject line as a new thread to the main board ... something to get folks attention ... like:

"Lexapro,<med name>,<med name>:please HELP MY SON!"

subject line is limited to 50 chercaters ... use them up!
this way a LOT more folks with a lot wider experience will be a lot more likely to reply.

your Ben has our prayers, good mommie ...

TAKE CARE !!
~ jim


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