Lucky21 Posted January 13, 2007 Share Posted January 13, 2007 Hello, A few weeks ago I started to fell depressed. More of a moderate depression without a high level of anxiety. I didn't really mess around and immediately called my DR to take lex again. A few years ago I Severe depression with anxeity. I took 10 mg for a week and noticed improvement but I guess I had the day of euphoria that I hear others say they experienced. I did'nt get that the first time I took Lex so I guess at the time I mistaked it for kicking in super fast. Well since that feeling faded I guess I got worried so asked my DR if I could up to 20 mg after a week. Now I have been on 20 mg 5 days now after a week at 10. Right now about the only side effects I'm feeling is the sexual, dry mouth,a touch jittery, decreased appetite, mild insomnia and this dry throat feeling which makes me want to keep trying to clear my throat (anyone get that?) These all seem to be what I remembered from my last time taking the lex and all went away except the sexual one. 20 mg is what did the trick for me last time. I guess the question is, hypothetically if 10 mg would be and effective dose for me this time, what effect would taking 20 have? I read a study where they average effective does as like 16.25 mgs. I guess I have that impatience that most unfamiliar to AD's feel. I haven't even been on Lex 2 weeks yet nor a consistent dose for more than 7 days. As I remember from my last experience I took 5 mg for a week. 10 mg for a week then up to 20 mg. Midway through the second week of 20mg I seemed to cross the hump and things got better and better. My Dr. also precsribed me Ativan (generic) on a as need basis. And Restoril (Generic) for Sleep. The Ativan does make things easier to cope though I limit my intake to no more than 1mg (.5mg doses). This is how I did it last time till I started to feel the full AD effects. However I'm unsure of the sleep aide I was prescribed being another benzo type med. I try to do my best to avoid addictive meds getting by as best I can with as little as possible. But essentialy my main question is. Is 20 mg going to make a difference if 10 mg would have done the trick? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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