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lexapro 40 mg
Hi.,  I am currently on 30 mg lexapro but having depression and anxiety again.  My doc said I could ramp up to 40 but I have researched on internet and it sounds like even 30 is too high,.  I trust my pdoc but am afraid.  Has anyone here been on 40 mg lexapro?
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I would always listen to your doctor.  If you don't feel comfortable ramping up the Lexapro, perhaps you could talk about a change in meds or the addition of another med.  You have to let your doctor know how you feel.
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Thanks.  My depression is back. It was gone when he upped my lamictal to 400 mg.  Now, I am not feeling the good effects.  Lasted about 2 weeks.  At my last visit, I could also up the Lexapro to 40, but I was feeling good.  Now, I think I am going to start on 40 tomorrow.  I see him again on the 24th.  I am so frustrated!  This whole journey has lasted over 3 years...try a drug...works for a while, then poops,, etc, etc,  I wish I could find one that would work completely and for good.  BTW  I called my pharmacist about the dosage. He said 20 is usually the dose, but he has filled scripts for 40 and sometimes 60.
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So I start on the 40 mg. tomorrow.  I am glad that I see my pdoc next week as I am feeling like we are running out of options, however, he thinks I am being negative and have other options left.
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I took lexapro when I was young the doc gave me 30 mg when i was 15.He was a quack i think,i hated it..40 is a awfully high dose...........if you live in a medical marijuana state i highly suggest you check into  it.....Lexapro is a dangerish drug please do a little research...Cannabis is safe and for medical use in current states.
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Hi.  I started on the Lexapro 40 mg and feel so tired and foggy.  I go see him next week and am going to discuss.  I have researched the drug and haven't found much on 40 mg.  Every site seems to indicated that 20 is the usual dose.  
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