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  1. I'm on 2mg of Abilify and 100mg of lamotrigine. Headaches and anxiety are with me most of the day. Been a month. No way I'm increasing the dose.
  2. Was suggested to use this med from my former psychiatrist, whom I didn't trust, but opted out due to the lack of formidable research studies, etc regarding this new med.
  3. Doctor started me on this med again after a series of ssri failures. Figures I'm either bipolar 2 or resistant to other meds. In any event, 25mg now for 10 days Really want a faster tiration, but he's persistent about every 2 weeks an increase. I know it's working, but the lag time is driving me nuts. Especially that other meds which were recently tapered off of or cold turkeyed are playing on my sensitive mind. Plan is to tiration up to 150mg. Doctor is also tiration gabapentin, which I think is helping my anxiety symptoms. But that won't be up to 900mg per day for another few days now. Also on 1mg X 3 of lorazepam. But it really seems to have no effect. But Clonazepam and valium makes me lazy, and Xanax is too short lived. Feel the need to take them just to avoid the coming down process.
  4. 7.5mg was enough for me. Made me groggy the entire next day. Also,gained 10 pounds in one week due to uncontrollable late night cravings. Feel so much better having gave up that med and now working on sleeping naturally.
  5. It certainly helps me with anxiety, however I find it more addictive and problematic than Benzos. I wish I had never used tramadol in the first place, for pain. If you have an addictive personality, stay clear of this med. Just my opinion.
  6. When do you take your Lexapro dosage? Morning or evening? I'm currently taking it in the evening, but I wake up tired as heck. How about you?
  7. Started 5mg for 10 days. Then increased to 10mg. Mind you I'm also on 30mg of Prozac. Great combo thus far. Wellbutrin gave me too much anxiety. Had to give that up. Don't miss it one bit.
  8. Been a week now taking 10mg Lexapro at night and the usual 30 Prozac in the morning. First few days, racing heart and anxiety. Now, feel great. Total of 3 weeks of Lexapro in my system from 5mg to 10mg. Is it possible to work so soon? I was under the impression it would take 6 weeks or so like many of the other SSRI's I've been prescribed over the years.
  9. Well, no major problems thus far. Have been taking 5mg of Lexapro in the evening and 30mg of Prozac in the morning. The Lexapro definitely puts me to sleep and doesn't make it easier for me to wake up either. Nevertheless, my doctor upped the dosage of Lexapro to 10mg yesterday and I sure notice how much more tired I am today. This, I'm sure, will pass with time. Ultimately I'd like to be stabilized enough on the SSRI's so I can stop taking the occasional Valium or Clonazapam - which my body and mind seem to love in an addictive kind of way. Not good, to be taking those kind of meds long term. Sure feel better without the Wellbutrin in my system. That stuff increased my anxiety rather than diminishing it. Rather just have a cup of coffee instead. Cheers....
  10. I've been on 30mg of Prozac and 300mg of Wellbutrin for a year or so now. Doctor has recently taken me off the Wellbutrin do to increased anxiety reasons. Now my doctor has started me added 5mg of Lexapro in the evening to my regiment. Soon will be upped to 10mg. Thus, I'll be on a Lexapro Prozac combo. What might I expect from this? My question is, anybody ever tried this? I live in a foreign country so my psychatrist and I don't have the best of communication due to language barriers. I've done some internet googling about the combo, but not too info available. Thanks on advance.
  11. good question.... I'm interested in hearing some comments about this too. I'm hoping 10 mg is there average maintenance dose.
  12. I hope you have a fantastic day :)

  13. Thanks Iowa. You response is reassuring and most appreciated.
  14. My Dr just upped my usual dosage of 20mg to 30mg of Prozac each morning. Benn on 20mg for 7 months now but anxiety started creeping back in. Since then, mind you it's only been 4 days, I've had insomnia. I see him again in a week from now to check the progress. Is insomnia and slightly increased anxiety normal when the dosage is increased?
  15. 150mg (usual starting dose) didn't do much for me once the common start up effects went away, so my doctor upped the dosage to 300mg. I certainly noticed more energy and greater libido but after a month or so the anxiety and constant restlessness began to take a toll on me so I had to quit the Wellbutrin entirely and stay on Prozac 20mg. I'm doing much better now after 4 weeks.
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