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I've been on Lexapro 5mg for a month. This morning I started…

I've been on Lexapro 5mg...
I've been on Lexapro 5mg for a month. This morning I started feeling a bit "high" .. Does it mean med started kicking in? I'm not anxious.
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3/19/2018
Dr. Jonathan Yilmaz
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Hi, you are speaking with Dr Jonathan. When you say "high" do you mean drowsy, confused, hazy? Or do you mean high as in happy, elated, full of energy?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I feel a sort of elated, not happy or full of energy.

That definitely sounds like the Lexapro is starting to take effect. It is a good sign.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How long will I feel like that? not so comfortable. Will it disappear soon?
I started taking it when my brain was shut down due to stress. I fainted. It was a hard month for me. I hope it'll be a good sign.

Well any feeling of elation is a step in the right direction. Mood stabilization can take a few months. But the fact that you are feeling better, not worse, indicates that things are stabilizing.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
As long as I know med started working. it's enough so far for me to know. I thought i had a side effect. Do you recommend me to increase dosage to 10mg or better for me to stay with 5mg. I'm old I don't like any toxic reaction to increase it.

I would recommend going up to 10mg according to the schedule your doctor set out for you. What you are having is not a side effect, but rather the medication doing what it should. 10mg is not anywhere near a toxic dose, it is actually the most common dose, and usually the lowest dose for maintenance.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
OK I'll see a doc tomorrow. I'll ask her. Thank you for your help

My pleasure!

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