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Madi2

568d

hi, I started taking Lexapro 3 days ago now. I've felt very off since starting. I've almost been feeling depressed which is strange since I didn't have depression before. I guess I just want to know if anyone else has felt this way. I hate how I'm feeling. I know it can take months to feel normal again. it's just scaring me a bit.

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    • Mimi01

      567d

      I say if depression worsens past the initial 2 weeks of starting the med, switch to a different one and talk to your PCP

    • Mimi01

      567d

      I say if depression worsens past the initial 2 weeks of starting the med, switch to a different one and talk to your PCP

    • Al1na

      567d

      I was on lexapro for many years. I was a zombie for the first few months. If that’s what you mean, it’s common. If it’s not (which it doesn’t sound like it is) then 100% see your doctor

      • Al1na

        567d

        @Al1na Also, there is absolutely nothing wrong with switching a medication because you don’t want to wait to feel “normal”. There are plenty of options that have more immediate effects

    • Lemondrops

      567d

      My brother in law got severe depression with Lexapro, he had to stop and switch to something else. Please be aware of how you’re feeling and be careful! If it gets worse let someone/your doctor know

    • aaron042664

      568d

      I’m no expert, but sometimes anti-anxiety or antidepressants can worsen mood. Definitely consult your PCP, you might need to just try an alternative SSRI. Hope things get better. I definitely resonate with you ❤️

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