Lexapro withdrawal drug

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Avatar f tn My doctor gave me a script for 10 mg of lexapro. I have taken 2 doses of the drug and am having second thoughts about the need for such srong medication when in fact l am in grief and have never sufferred from depression in y life. My questioin is, can l stop safely after 2 pills..or a need to taper?
Avatar n tn I took 10 mg. of lexapro for 1-1/2 years. Tapered off the drug last month and now it has been 3 weeks since I've taken the pill. Headaches & dizziness are my biggest complaint. How long will it last and is there something I should take to ease these symptoms?
Avatar n tn After a trial and error process, it took me about 6 months to wean off 10 mg of Lexapro going down in 2.5 mg increments. I was very sensitive to coming off this drug. As I write this, I am seven weeks off Lexapro and I feel somewhat back to normal. I can cope with day-to-day life and have no desire to go back on Lexapro. Keep in mind I just started withdrawing from the Wellbutrin. However, it took a good 6 weeks to get over the Lexapro withdraw side effects.
Avatar m tn So I decided that I no longer need Lexapro, or any psychotropic drug for that matter, and we are weaning me off it. I was only on ten mgs, and I have slowly gotten down to 5 mg a day. I feel weird. Dizzy sometimes, little bits of confusion every now and then (lasts only 2 seconds), and I am STARVING. Then when I eat, I feel like I will be sick! What gives?? I am terrified to decrease any lower than 5 mg for fear of the symptoms. Anyone feel similar?
Avatar n tn Hello there, First of all you can start by physical activity and healthy diet. There is a special kind of diet that will promote serotonin production. Serotonin is synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan. Thus to produce serotonin, you need tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that you can only obtain by consumption. Therefore you want to consider eating foods containing sufficient levels of tryptophan to help replenish your serotonin levels each day. The following is a list: 1.
Avatar f tn 5-HTP / St. John's Wort / B-Complex supplements. I PROMISE YOU, although it will take time, YOU WILL GET BETTER. Looking back, it seems like it took a month or more to get over the majority of the symptoms -- some residual symptoms even longer. BUT HANG IN THERE!!!!
Avatar n tn I am a 29 yr old female & am currently trying to withdrawal from Lexapro- I was taking Prozac for a couple years then it just wasn't working for me anymore so my Doctor told me to try Lexapro- 10 mg's- I have been on that for almost a year- Everyday on that I felt "out of it" & tired so I really wanted to get off- he told me to take 1/2 pill for a week & then the 2nd week take 1/2 pill every other day & then at the end of the week stop.
Avatar f tn I have been taking lexapro for 3 years. I decided to get off of lexapro; it was not working. Plus, I do not want to keep depending on it. I want to see what I can do on my own. I was taking 10 mg and cut it in half and took 5 mg for one week. I have not had any for one week. I am experiencing stomach problems (especially in my morning), heartburn, indigestion, and a strange (heat) sensation in my chest area. Is this normal? What can I do to help? How long will this last?
Avatar n tn ” It is important to develop a specific tapering schedule with your health care provider to minimize Lexapro withdrawl symptoms. Anyone discontinuing Lexapro runs the risk of suffering from withdrawal symptoms. Over 50 different symptoms have been reported with antidepressant withdrawal, with dizziness nausea, fatigue, headache, gait instability and insomnia the most common. Withdrawal is most common with antidepressants that have a short half-life.
404138 tn?1308945256 Many doctors I've spoken through say that they wish they could ban getting it prescribed at all. Lexapro DID give me some withdrawal symptoms, but in fairness, I also was instructed to quit Lexapro cold turkey and got home from my appointment that day to find out my grandfather had passed away and I had to fly to California for the funeral. So, it was not exactly a 'good' time to quit anything for a person diagnosed with anxiety!
Avatar f tn If your doc told you this perhaps you need to see someone else, because this doc won't know how to manage drug changes if problems arise. Just my opinion. As to whether another drug will make you dizzy, it's impossible to predict side effects as we all react differently, but if you do go into withdrawal from abruptly quitting one of these meds dizziness is a common withdrawal symptom, so if that's a big concern still more reason to carefully wean off before switching meds.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to share my story about Lexapro. I took one 10mg Lexapro pill and 8 hours later had a severe adverse reaction to the drug. My life was about to become a nightmare.(This incident happened 14 months ago) My experience is rare but it is important to stress the dangers not explained by professionals in the field and there are many similarities between my experience and that of those who experience terrible withdrawal symptoms from SSRI's.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to share my story about Lexapro. I took one 10mg Lexapro pill and 8 hours later had a severe adverse reaction to the drug. My life was about to become a nightmare.(This incident happened 14 months ago) My experience is rare but it is important to stress the dangers not explained by professionals in the field and there are many similarities between my experience and that of those who experience terrible withdrawal symptoms from SSRI's.
232264 tn?1191252080 It took me months of worry to discover this, then I had to go through months of withdrawal to get off Lexapro. Lexapro is an addictive drug just like any other addictive drug. After withdrawal, I did not get my period for another six months. I am finally normal again. I will never ever take Lexapro again and do not recommend it to any woman who wishes to have children.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to share my story about Lexapro. I took one 10mg Lexapro pill and 8 hours later had a severe adverse reaction to the drug. My life was about to become a nightmare.(This incident happened 14 months ago) My experience is rare but it is important to stress the dangers not explained by professionals in the field and there are many similarities between my experience and that of those who experience terrible withdrawal symptoms from SSRI's.
Avatar n tn I never thought it was the drug becuase my mom and sister take lexapro. Finally one day I decided not to take it against doctors advice and that was the beginning of my road to discovery. I originally went to the doctor for heart fluttering and mild tingling. I was getting minor panic attacks. After I started taking that drug all hell broke loose. I just thought I was getting worse. When I stopped taking the lexapro I started to feel the improvement within a couple of days.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to share my story about Lexapro. I took one 10mg Lexapro pill and 8 hours later had a severe adverse reaction to the drug. My life was about to become a nightmare.(This incident happened 14 months ago) My experience is rare but it is important to stress the dangers not explained by professionals in the field and there are many similarities between my experience and that of those who experience terrible withdrawal symptoms from SSRI's.
Avatar f tn You need to talk to your doctor this ASAP to see what their recommendations are in your case. And YES, the dizziness you are experiencing is very likely a side-effect of lexapro withdrawal.
Avatar f tn my new pcp provider I just had an appt with yesterday wants to taper my off the 11 years of Xanax I've been taking and then place me on Lexapro. HAS ANYONE ever tapered off Xanax and then begin taking Lexapro for GAD( generalized anxiety Disorder) Plus sever panic attacks Ive been plagued with since the age of 32..... I am now 45 Or has anyone ever been prescribed Lexapro for Anxiety/Panic Attacks and had it ACTUALLY WORK?????????????? PLease any and all replys appreciated.....
Avatar n tn Are you saying lexapro can affect your thyroid?
458072 tn?1291418786 MD has RX'd lexapro for the anxiety. what is your opinion of taking this med or riding out the anxiety? The anxiety is severe, but I am thinking what is the best or others experience.
Avatar n tn Hi! I have been on Lexapro now for almost two months. It does seem to help my mood swings, but not my anxiety. Does anyone know of a better med that can help with that as well, all in one? Thanks!
Avatar f tn HI lexapro is not addictive persay but any time you got a drug that effects the brain it is always ruff to quit try a hot soak then get up to the health food stor and pick up some lemon balm it really helps the nervs Keep posting for help......................
Avatar n tn I am unable to refill my prescription this month because it is just too expensive I had to choose between the lexapro and the meds I take for for a heart condition (cardiomyoathy). The withdrawal symptoms are terrible I was on this med for general anxiety disorder I feel so bad now I can't decide if I am having a mild panic attack or if this withdrawal is really going to give me a stroke or a seizure or something.
Avatar n tn I switched from Zoloft to Lexapro after being on the drug for 5 years with little problems. I was on Lexapro for an additional 9 years and just recently decided to ween myself off. I feel that there has to be a better way to deal with my anxiety than drugs alone. My question is, after being on an anti-depressant/anxiety medicine for 14 years, how long should I anticipate experiencing withdrawal symptoms?