Lexapro withdrawal irritability

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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 f tn Been taking Lexapro for about 2 weeks now, definitely feel a difference. Just worried about the weight gain side effect I have read so much about!! Seems to be my only worry right now! Has anyone NOT gained weight while taking Lexapro?? Hope everyone is having a great day!
Avatar n tn I'm also in the process of going through Lexapro withdrawal, and it's not fun. I was put on Lexapro by one of the University physicians where I was attending college, to help me with GAD. I was so stressed out from school (being that I also have a wife and kids) that I was having periods of anxiety where I would almost pass out from shortness of breath, so the physician thought that Lexapro would help me out.
Avatar n tn Another way to avoid withdrawal is to take fluoxetine (Prozac) for a few weeks after stopping Lexapro (or any other SSRI), then simply stopping the fluoxetine. The very long half-life of fluoxetine causes it to leave the body over a period of months, tapering so slowly that the person doesn't have any withdrawal. My recommendation at this point would be to go back on a low dose of Lexapro--maybe half of what you used to take.
Avatar f tn I called my dr who said it's not from withdrawals, but untreated anxiety from being off lexapro. I contacted another dr who wants to put me on a low dose of lexapro. I am very confused and scared. Is this truly withdrawal and will it go away?
Avatar n tn i would very much like to hear from someone who is experiencing withdrawal symptoms after stopping taking lexapro....on the advice of my physician i cut my 20mg dose in half for 2 weeks and then totally stopped taking the medication....i have been experiencing nausea and dizziness and am very light headed....after calling my md he suggested i go back on the lexapro. i am not experiencing any drastic mood swings or severe crying spells..
Avatar n tn Irritability and anger are a couple of the side effects of Savella. Although I didn't have that, I had all the other side effects and then some. I don't want to say much because it does work for some folks. I had gotten up to two 50mg a day, but I took my last Savella last Monday. I am back on my former meds, but it has taken me this past week to get it out of my system. I am disappointed because I was really hoping Savella would do the trick for me. Let your doctors know about the anger.
Avatar f tn i am 4 days clean but i am having very bad irritability and a burning sensation in my nerves. i can control my irritability when i am alone in a quiet room. this may sound bad but i cant stand being around my family it makes my irritability go through the roof. they dont seem to understand what i am going through either. i stopped seeing my psychiatrist and i am going to see a therapist soon. i just want to be drug free and learn how to control my anger without medication.
Avatar n tn Withdrawal symptoms usually begin 1—3 days after abrupt discontinuation but should stop after 1-2 weeks. Significant withdrawal symptoms are rare. Gradual tapering is recommended to decrease or prevent withdrawal symptoms. It is always advisable to consult your doctor before stopping any medication.
Avatar m tn i'm off of abilify but now i'm also on lexapro10 to help mitigate thte withdrawal from effexor. because of severe moods swings , irritability,hostility and anxiety, my doc also prescribed xanax .5, and most recently, b/c of obsessive thoughts about suicide, he prescribed serequel 50/100/ workng up to 150. today was my first day on 100, and i felt drunk for the first half of the day, even though i took the pill the previous night and slept for 12 hours since it knocks you out.
Avatar n tn When discontinuing an SSRI, such as Lexapro (Escitalopram), there is a possibility of experiencing withdrawal type symptoms if abruptly stopped thus tapering would be appropriate. Symptoms of withdrawal include irritability, dizziness, sensory disturbances, headache, insomnia, confusion, anxiety, and in severe cases seizures. If you follow a tapering schedule and these symptoms still occur, resuming your previous dose with a more gradual taper should be considered.
Avatar f tn When I came off lexapro I was starting onto paxil so I couldnt tell which was startup side effects and which were withdrawal. While I was on lexapro though I have horrible stomach cramps and my blood pressure was through the roof!
Avatar n tn Now I am having complete sleeplessness, moodiness, much like when I first started tx (although the irritability never seemed to go away). I was finally able to give up the sleeping meds towards the end of tx because I was able to sleep on my own again. I am also experiencing more of the neck and upper back pain with terrible headaches. So, I was thinking . . . going cold turkey off the riba could produce these effects?
Avatar f tn (all in all I probably took 30 pills) From what I've been reading, most people experience withdrawal after months or years of continuous use, or after much higher doses (which is not my case) , but then again, I realize how everyone's body is different, and how we all react differently to pills. Is it possible to experience withdrawal symptoms if I decide to stop relying on the pills?
Avatar n tn If there is not a significant reason (financial issues, medical problems where the Lexapro is contraindicated) to go off the Lexapro, then simply don't. If it has helped you, then there is no reason you can not continue to take it, even long term. Especially because you are on a fairly low dose, you have lots of wiggle room should the dose ever need to be increased. MANY MANY of us have found ourselves caught in the trap of wanting to stop taking meds, for a host of reasons.
Avatar n tn I was taking low dosages (10mg daily) of Celexa and I was doing fine. A few months back my doctor suggested I try Lexapro. I have found that most of the bad side effects of Celexa have been eliminated with this new and so far wonderful medication, I am currently taking 10mg Lexapro daily. My question is: What can I expect to feel when leaving the medication (long term use). Also, is there any danger to this medication that we know of, how does it differentiate from Celexa.
Avatar n tn I was on Paxil CR 12.5 mg/day for about 2 weeks, following 3 weeks on Lexapro, for panic attacks. I weaned off Paxil over 2 weeks by going to every other day, and have been off completely for about 10 days. I noticed symptoms within a day or two of tapering- mainly tingling in arm/foot on one side when I walked. Those tinglings have subsided a bit, but now I find a general tenseness and tightness in my chest and neck, and have begun having at least low-grade anxiety almost every day.
Avatar n tn While tapering, in order to continue work and not suffer withdrawal, I was given xanax. I became addicted at one time up to 25 mg.s a day, down to 15 now. It's been close to a year. What is the best way to detox without losing my job? If I take a medical leave for 30 days in December and take no xanax, will that be enough time or should I continue to slowly taper? Also, my rehab doctor has given me Prozac to help withdrawal from the xanax.
Avatar f tn you can get a big bottle at walmart for 6 bucks start taking 4 with breakfast and4 with dinner in a few days you will notice a difference methadone robs your body of these critical minerals and it makes the withdrawal that much worst you almost to the jump off point I recommend 5 as your goal because tapering below that is miserable....
Avatar n tn I've tried to get off Paxil recently and had the WORST problems. After researching and talking to people who have gotten off (or tried to get off) of the drug I am horrified that Paxil is still being prescribed. I am also AMAZED that a DOCTOR would actually say that this isn't dangerous, or that it isn't the PAXIL!?!? Are you kidding? How much were you paid to say that? Paxil DID help with my panic attacks. Did not cure or stop them, but helped.
Avatar n tn I am 23 years old, and have been on antidepressants for about 5 years to treat chronic migraine headaches. I started on Paxil,then went to Lexapro b/c Paxil wasn't working, but I gained about 35 lbs. on it so my Doc put me on Effexor. Now my headaches are finally under control and I am tired of being on drugs! But I cannot go more than a few hours without it! I was taking 75 mg., and I took 37.5 mg for almost two weeks.
Avatar n tn After I finished the project in mid-may, I decided that I needed to stop using a drug to get through the day, so I tried to just stop taking it. WOW! Serious withdrawal symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week.
Avatar f tn Just alot of crying and irritability. Can you tell if it is withdrawal or Anxiety that just wont leave me alone? Thanks for any help you can give me.
Avatar n tn By Monday I was experiencing full-on panic, irregular heart beat, extreme irritability, along with a myriad of other withdrawal symptoms. I quickly took 1/2 mg. in hopes that it would alleviate the withdrawal and I could begin a much slower taper. It has been three days and, at night (when my body is used to getting dosed) the panic and heart palpitations are still there. How long should I expect that to continue as my body gets used to having the drug back in my system?
Avatar n tn thanks for the post...the withdrawal from the lexapro was the most horrible thing that I've ever gone through...after going 16 weeks without anything...I basically had a nervous breakdown....my serotonin levels were depleted and all I did was shake and cry hysterically......I finally went into my psychologists office on a crisis call and within 20 minutes he knew what was going on and he contacted my primary care physician and a prescription for prozac was called in...
Avatar n tn nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and leg movements, or jerking.
Avatar n tn I am on day 4 of the withdrawal from Effexor and I feel horrible. I have extreme vertigo, cold sweats, and of course the crazy crying for no reason. I would have been on day 6, but my mother convinced me to take a little to feel better. That only brought me back to zero. Anyone attempting this: DO NOT go back to taking a little if you are this far ahead of the game, it will only cause you frustration... I called my mom my and let her have it - she didn't deserve it.
Avatar m tn People do not all suffer the same results. I have been suffering Paxil withdrawal for three years now; they tried Lexapro on me, but it didn't work. I went on Paxil for panic attacks, and after coming off it I suffer morbid depression, 24/7 anxiety, and worse phobias. So yes, you could be suffering still from withdrawal, and if nothing happened in the meantime, and you have different problems now than you had before, you probably are.