Lexapro withdrawal lightheaded

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Avatar n tn I have decided to wean myself off Lexapro being on 10mg for over a year following the death of my father and a serious problem with my son. I started to take one every other day for a few weeks, then half a day every day and have now stopped completely this week. I have felt a bit headachy but not bad enough to take any headache pills plus more a lightheaded feeling. Hopefully these feelings will pass soon.
Avatar m tn he is actually very mentally stable. i am having weird symptoms in my nervous system, but i think its from paxil withdrawal and starting lexapro. i dont think the drug permanently damages you, i think its just the anxiety, panic and ocd making you believe your sick. i have been having a lot of emotional and physical problems lately, but i felt that way before i did 2cb and 2ce. i think they just enhance anxiety.
Avatar n tn do I experience some lexapro withdrawal syndrome or my anxiety came back/ should I resume taking Lexapro or should I fight anxiety and wait?
503727 tn?1210442710 I am always lightheaded and feeling dizzy. I feel like I could pass out at any second. This is ruining my life. Im scared to do anything alone. I cant go to a grocery store, mall, nothing. I am too scared that I'm going to pass out and I have tried to overcome it but I cant. As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this.
724734 tn?1230944872 as opposed to physical, but whether that's anxiety, ADD, depression, depersonalization, post traumatic stress disorder or something else is hard to say. I tried taking Lexapro for a short while which may have helped a bit, but I stopped about a month in since it completely killed my libido and that wasn't even remotely acceptable to me. Has anyone else experienced similar symptoms? Is this all in my head or are there physical disorders that can result in these feelings?
Avatar n tn I attributed it to being in love and having my mind elsewhere, but who knows? POSSIBLE LEXAPRO WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS Just over a month ago, we went on our honeymoon and I completely forgot to bring my pills with me. I was feeling so blissfully happy and relaxed, I decided I probably didn't need them any more, and didn't bother to renew my prescription when I returned home. Thoughts of the friend who died no longer saddened me so much.
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 f tn I am currently withdrawing off of Lexapro after being on it for 12 years (18 years overall on SSRIs). I am hoping to get off of them to have children and because I don't believe I need them anymore, and probably haven't for a while. My psychiatrist weened me off over the course of 2.5 months, but now I have been off almost 7 weeks and I am experiencing the worst withdrawal symptoms! I never had anxiety before and my anxiety is off the chain.
Avatar n tn How long will this take to get out of my system ? What can I expect ? and will I die from this? This withdrawal is absolutely horrific and it is bringing on more major panic attacks. Please help I am desperate.
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 I didn't adjust very well to it so after about a week my doctor switched me over to Lexapro. I stayed on this for about 6 months taking 10mg everyday. I felt it was time to come off it so I weaned myself for about three weeks reducing dosage and frequency. I did however experience the brain shivers for about a month but they subsided. Since stopping the meds I have become light sensitive and sometimes see ghosting images if I stare at certain objects and then quickly look away.
Avatar n tn My doctor wants me to start Lexapro but he wants me to wait until Zoloft is completely washed from my system. How many days do I have to put up with this ****? Any answers or advise is much appreciated. You know the medical world tells us that you cant become dependant or addicted to these meds but I tend to dissagree the more I read about people having discontinuation syndrome after following doctors orders on a good weening off process.
Avatar n tn Some good news - I've been off Lexapro for 5-6 weeks and the miserable withdrawal symptoms are all gone except for some vertigo issues for which my doctor put me on Claritan-D. For about 10 days I thought I was going crazy and had enormous sympathy for people battling mental disorders such as bi-polarism. By the end of two weeks, things were much better. I was very nervous about the depression/anxiety coming back and they have, but in a manageable way.
Avatar n tn After many months of trying to deal with it without medication, my GP put me on Lexapro 10mg which I took for 2 weeks before stopping it 6 days ago. At the time I wasn't aware about creeping up on the dose for either going on or off. Side effects were severe: on day 10 my right head side went numb. On day 11 the other side went numb. I was spaced and had trouble sleeping... felt ill all the time. The doctor told me to stick it out. It was the worst 2 weeks of my life.
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Avatar n tn God, I wish I could talk to you more about this Xanax withdrawal. I am in the process of decreasing from 1.75 to 1.00 mg a day right now. It was OK for about two days and then, on the third day, it was sheer hell. Massive panic attacks with shaking and heart palpitations, blurred vision, frightened beyond belief, and unable to sleep more than an hour a night for the past four weeks. It's insane!
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Avatar n tn do I experience some lexapro withdrawal syndrome or my anxiety came back/ should I resume taking Lexapro or should I fight anxiety and wait?
Avatar n tn I've been off them for 2 days now and I'm feeling slightly lightheaded and dizzy at times. is this a result of coming off them? how long does it last?
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been really stressed out recently due my work and relationship with my fiancee. I was in the hospital for treatment for depression and anxiety, and on Lexapro and an anti anxiety medication several months ago, but I stopped taking the meds for 6 weeks now. Yes, I know it was stupid to stop taking the meds, but I couldn't afford it right at the moment.
785176 tn?1236420109 When I was weaning from Lexapro (which is not the same as Zoloft, but both are SSRIs), I had a lot of angry moments as well. I would recommend that you do stress-relieving activities. For me, I had to listen to music periodically to calm down. And, yes, I also experienced all those other symptoms like the brain "zaps" and the lightheaded feelings.
Avatar n tn I'm a healthy eater have cut out gluten and dairy. I ate early this morning and was in a cold sweat, lightheaded and dizzy about 20 mins after eating and lasted hours. I can't find a specific "food" it's totally random (which is starting to make me nervous when I do have to eat, that it going to trigger a reaction). I tried buspar n it took me down a few pegs but I noticed I was agitated- didn't really work.
Avatar m tn I quit the Topiramate and had severe withdrawal symptoms that put me in the E.R. Blood work, urinalysis, chest xray, and head CT w/out contrast all checked out fine. I then had a follow up with the neuro who looked extremely puzzled. I told him that I think that anxiety may be the root of my problems. Was it right for me to tell him this? Is it possible for worry and anxiety to really mess someone up this bad? He gave me free Lexapro but I refuse to take it.
Avatar m tn Zoloft stopped working for me, Paxil and Lexapro dont work for me so this Med has been treating my symptoms fine, then I read these effexor horror stories and it sounds like I'm taking the "Devil Pill". Maybe i should just not read the effexor posts i was just wondering if anyone had any positive experience with it..............
Avatar f tn During the last few days, I have started feeling light headedness. My nerves are bad. I have been taking Lexapro (10 mg) for 3 years. Two days ago I took Klonopin. It made me sleep. I read on this forum that Lexapro could make anxiety worse. I take it in the morning. So, I have started cutting the tablet in 1/2. What else can I do to stop the anxiety. I don't want to take the Klonopin.
5886089 tn?1376166477 If I ignore the hunger pains, I get weak, lightheaded, and feel faint. Exercise is not doable at this point, I'm too tired. I do some slight stretching and mild walking a few times a week but anything more than that is impossible. Sugar is the only think that helps me focus, I've noticed. I've tried not taking any medication, and I still can't sleep. I'm so hungry when I wake up in the morning, I have to eat before I shower or anything otherwise I feel faint. I don't have a thyroid issue.
Avatar n tn 5 mg Effexor XR and 150 mg Wellbutrin SR for about 2 1/2 years now. Sick of the night sweats, I decided to try and stop the Effexor XR. To help with withdrawal my doc put me on Zoloft 50 mg for a week before and then had me stop the Effexor XR. (About a week before I started the Zoloft I had increased my Wellbutrin to 200 mg from 150 mg because I was getting a bit depressed). I continued with the Zoloft - we decided we would wait a little while and then stop that too.
Avatar n tn It is supposed to raise the seratonin levels and help major with anxiety. The doctor wanted me to start on Lexapro but I have heard so much about wieght gain I don't want to start it. In answer to your question - YES anxiety can cause alot of things to happen to your body and your mind. I have had all blood work, heart monitors and other tests and they tell me all is normal. So when I feel these symptoms - I have to remind myself that I just need to relax and accept things for what they are.
Avatar n tn It's day 10 of my effexor withdrawal and I'm not really feeling any mental or emotional upheaval (oddly enough). I'm just plain physically sick with the nausea and dizziness mostly. Anyway, I've done some research on an essential amino acid called L-trytophen that supposed to have some regulating properties for the seratonin level in the brain. I suppopse that if we are not getting enough of it in our diets, then supplements are available.