Lexapro withdrawal success stories

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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 I'd also recommend you guide the person to withdrawal websites, ignore the horror stories and look at the success stories. And know that, again, most don't get protracted withdrawals and move on in a reasonable amount of time.
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 could I die from withdrawal? I guess I need to know if I can do this on my own. I am ready to stop. That I am sure of. I am just scared of the W/D symptoms. I have a wife (and 2 small kids)but I do not want her to know what has happened. I guess it boils down to one question: Should I see my doctor or can I get through this on my own? I just want to do what is best for my health. I am sorry for taking up your time but if you have any advice I would love to hear it. God Bless all of you!
Avatar n tn Is it feasible that my brain-dead feelings are attributed to Lexapro? I'm afraid to go off of it because of my previous moods before Lexapro (suicidal ideation, etc). Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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 I'm taking Rivotril (clonazepam) on a regular basis--actually increasing the dosage steadily for the past week--but I want to start Lexapro (escitalopram) and try to reduce the clonazepam. I want to hear from those of you who have taken this antidepressant for anxiety disorder and sleep issues and see if it's a good choice.
Avatar n tn I hope I've helped someone out there. I was all over these blog when trying to withdraw, couldn't find any success stories. So here is one for you all.
Avatar f tn I know I've already asked you alot of questions about this medication and I had gotten the feeling this was a fairly safe medication. Why now am I reading all these horror stories about trying to get off this medication? Thank you for your time!
Avatar n tn nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and leg movements, or jerking.
Avatar m tn My psychiatrist didn't or refused to recognize this as Paxil withdrawal, but eventually I was able to go on the Net and find out what it was, but I can't find anyone who can tell me what to do about such a persistent problem. I'm now on Lexapro, but it hasn't helped much. I know now that if my psychiatrist had put me right back on Paxil and tapered more slowly I might have done much better, but he didn't offer that alternative or ever explain Paxil withdrawal to me, so here I am.
Avatar n tn I still feel somewhat tired from time to time but did start taking vitamins this time around which has helped a lot!!! I am also on Lexapro (for migraine headaches) which I am also thinking is helping me through this and helping with the serotonin levels in my brain. Be sure to take Vitamin B-12 daily, it helps a lot with the energy as well as a good Multi-Vitamin. I have access to Vitamin B-12 injections which I believe has helped a lot with giving me energy during this time around!!
Avatar m tn 6-8 pills at a time now. im scared to quit. withdrawal symptoms stories scare me. but after reading this it eases my anxiety attacks a bit. but im still scared. i feel like i need them to get thru my day spending money i should be saving on them. i cannot take any other drugs to help me quit because i am scared of new drugs and it will give me anxiety attacks. if i was to ease off it. how many should i ease from since im taking around 28-32 a day right now ...5/500's..
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 m tn Yes I experienced withdrawal symptoms when I was changed from Seroquel to Risperdal and had to titrate off on at the rate my psychiatrist told me to. That is not uncommon. Its chemically separate phenomenon from addiction and if a person follows their psychiatrist's titration schedule in time these concerns will pass.
Avatar f tn I talked to my doctor and she disagreed with putting me on Ativan. She recommended Lexapro. I went to the pharmacy and my insurance wound up not covering it (it was a hundred and something dollars!). They contacted my doctor and she faxed over an authorization for a generic prescription for Paxil. Well I got it filled and later that day I made the mistake of taking the Paxil a couple of hour before bed (I slept for 4 hrs).
Avatar m tn 5mg (if it goes that low) for several more MONTHS may be a better way to come off Lexapro. After reading these horror stories, I also think that I should maybe start up again with the psychologist I had visited at the beginning when my general practioner first prescribed Lexapro. At least then I would have a back-up already in place to help me.
2082202 tn?1396816902 I'm slow and confused and I have feelings of depersonalization. I'm so tired. Could this be withdrawal from the Abilify???
Avatar n tn I am finally off and hoping that I can lose some of this weight. If anyone has a success story about losing weight after quitting lexapro, please post it. I could use one.
1478126 tn?1291072975 no horror stories to scare you out of the withdrawal process....just kind words, encouragement, and sound advice. it's genuine here. thank you for that.
444932 tn?1273984397 Why did it take two days after stopping the pills for the withdrawal (if that's what this is) to get so bad? I googled withdrawal symptoms and was linked to a site for suboxone (sp??). Has anyone tried that? Does it work? Is it worth it? I have not told my medical doctor about this b/c I don't want it in my medical records. I don't want my employer to find out. I don't want my family to find out. I just want to deal with this and get it over with.
Avatar n tn I'm having withdrawal symptoms I didn't expect. Light headedness, the runs, blood pressure going up, and general fatigue. Lots of fatigue. And some irritability. I am hoping that these symptoms begin to decrease soon. Well, they have gotten better than it was in the first 2 days. I am still wondering how long I can expect to have these side effects of withdrawal?
Avatar f tn I never posted there, just logged in and searched for success/recovery stories. I still have healing in front of me, but compared to last year, it'll feel like a walk in the park. :) I'm so glad I listened to my gut--that Abilify did this to me--and didn't take the Effexor, Lexapro, or Xanax various doctors pushed on me.
Avatar f tn I was suffering from alot of stress and then I started to get depressed so, I went to the doctor 9 years ago and he prescribed lexapro and vioxx due to a knot that had come up on my neck ' thinking back on that I believe it was caused from all the tension headaches I was having" anyway that night as usual I put my daughter to bed took the meds. then I went to bed.
Avatar f tn John's Wort and relaxants such as passionflower while they overcome the withdrawal. And if you go on Paxil or Effexor websites, they should have a section of success stories, so you can see people who did get better. I believe Paxil Progress does. And again, some have had success switching to Prozac for a time until the withdrawal is done, and it's an easier drug to wean off of.
429155 tn?1205676864 MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
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544292 tn?1268886268 com/Q/How_bad_is_Tramadol_withdrawal Question - How bad is Tramadol WIthdrawal? Answer - Ultram (Tramadol) Withdrawal Tramadol is highly addictive. Normally your doctor would reduce intake slowly. Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here.
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