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Re: To Jesssmom

Posted by JESSsMom on April 17, 2007, at 17:28:37

In reply to To Jesssmom, posted by deniseuk190466 on April 17, 2007, at 15:49:59

> Thanks.
> Although I can't really argue to much with her as I already have a reputation as wanting to control things too much.
> She thinks I am way too inpatient and blames this on my not getting any better. But I know my gut feelings.
> What I'd like her to do is raise the dose to 40mg for two weeks and see what that does. But there is no way she would go for that.
> Denise

Denise, that's a tough position to be in. However, asking this kind of doc (or any, really) to raise your dose from 10mgs. to 40mgs is asking a lot.

I know how you are feeling. You are desperate to feel better. I feel it, too. But a gradual increase in your Lexapro is better - for instance to 20mg.

I have a really good relationship with my pdoc (not perfect, but good) because I have always liked his approach to meds: start out with a low dose and see him a week later because by then I will have side effects which are either tolerable or not.

If they are tolerable, he will then up my dose until we reach a therapeutic level (all the while my dose is increasing, so are my side effects).

Maybe switching pdocs is an option for you? I don't know enough abut your situation but 10mg of Lexapro for six weeks with no upwards titration seems extremely conservative to me.





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