I have never taken Lexapro, so hopefully other members who have will post and share their experiences.
What I can tell you is that Lexapro carries as side effects nervousness and anxiety, both of which should begin to decrease as the medication builds up in your body. It can take from 1-4 weeks for Lexapro to reach therapeutic levels and you MAY experience a slight increase in your anxiety during that time. Often when we step up a dose, we will have a bit of a rebound, but that is not a given.
The best advice I can give you is to call and talk to your doctor to reassure yourself that this is just part of the adjustment phase. I know it doesn't seem right to take something to help with your anxiety and it gives you anxiety! It would almost be funny if it wasn't!
Talk to your doctor.
And hang in there!
Let us know how you're doing, OK?
Hi I have just started taking Cipralex (im from uk) and yes i had all those side effects. I started with 10mg, and at first i felt quite shaky my heart was racing and I felt overally paniked, But it will be just fine, I am now on my 3rd week of this medication and the side effects are wearing down. Please remember that with panic and anxiety, if we feel something we are not liking or not happy with our bodies will exagerate it, as we go in auto panic, I know that when I first got the side effects of this medication I was making it worse by thinking it was harming me or making my symptoms worse, but you will be fine just give it time.