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The Lexapro may be helpful for anxiety disorders --- Yes to that ! It is an SSRI type antidepressant which affects serotonin levels in the central nervous system. This affect on serotonin can cause nausea as levels go up or down. You might try 5 to 7 days of 5mg dose then increase back to 10mg. That is usual start dose and most common dose. Other options may be considered for the treatment of your anxiety.
If nausea is caused by starting or stopping the Lexapro that side effect is usually one that settles down on regular daily dose
And would resolve in most cases In about a week or less.
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Anthony Bray MD