Lexapro withdrawal symptoms diarrhea

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Avatar n tn Now, after the 4th week, and a lot of improvement, I am having diarrhea and headache and flu like symptoms. Could these symptoms be related to withdrawal at this later date? How long does withdrawal take? When should I expect to feel total relief?
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 f tn On the other hand, these meds affect people very differently -- brains are complicated -- but the symptoms you're describing sound more like the side effects of being on a drug than withdrawal effects. It could be, given you obviously weren't doing great emotionally which is why you were put on the drug in the first place, that you got very scared from the anxiety attack and are having an intensified reaction to that.
Avatar n tn nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and leg movements, or jerking.
Avatar f tn I understand that coming off of Paxil is a terrible thing, I have never tried that particular drug myself but weaning off of Lexapro was a mess by itself. Your withdrawl symptoms actually sound like what I felt like when I had a bad reaction to Effexor. I have a week long panic attack along with vomiting and diarrhea. I really hope you stay strong and have success with Zoloft. I tried taking some SSRI's to stabilize my OCD and anxiety but found that I just couldn't tolerate it.
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 The first couple years of taking Lexapro I had no side effects. For the last year +, I have had abdominal pain, gas, heartburn & diarrhea almost daily. I have asked my Dr. 3xs if it could be from the Lexapro, but he keeps telling me no. I have a decent diet ~I eat lots of fruit & salad & drink nothing but water. My Dr. just want to give me more med's for the symptoms (prilosec, etc). I take Pepcid and GasX almost every day.
Avatar m tn My 25 year old son called me 2 hours ago and told me he has been taking Percocet for the past 2 months. He tried to stop and is having horrible withdrawal symptoms. He is coming to stay with me for the next 4-5 days so I can help him through it. I have no idea what I am up against. He has no insurance and just started a new job so he can't go into any treatment facility. It's up to the two of us. Any advice would be most appreciated.
Avatar n tn again i fear going to mu DON trying to explain my issues. god if i had known the withdrawal symptoms were this bad i would have never started. what can i do. also i live with my daughter and three young grandchildren teenagers and do not want them to see me go thru this.
Avatar m tn My question is, are the symptoms I experience side effects of Depakote or withdrawal from Xanax???? Please help me!!!!! I am sttill taking .5 Xanax Xr in the mn and .5 in the evening so it is still there, I've just reduced the dosage!!! I also take small dosage of 600mg lithium, 25mg of lamictal and 2.5mg o Lexapro a day. Most of them my pdoc wants to get rid off. Thanks!!
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 f tn maybe a little worse because of the length of time you've been on it. the lexapro can also cause funky withdrawal effects but usually wouldn't last much longer than a week or 2 except in rare cases. best to run it by your doc and see what they think. are you going back on them, or staying off for good?
Avatar n tn I am on day 2 of having zero Pexeva and I have had lightheadness, vivid dreams, my equilibrium is constantly off (as if everything around me is moving or spinning), nausea, brain zaps, and many other symptoms. Are these withdrawal symptoms going to completely go away or am I going to live with them for the rest of my life? Thank you.
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 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 n tn and do the every third day thing for a couple of weeks until the lexapro gets into my system. This withdrawal stuff really freaked me out.
Avatar n tn Its hard to tell whether the symptoms are withdrawal,or are coming from the underlying anxiety that moved you to take the medication in the first place. How is your life going in general. If its going well, and no major decisions or problems, then the headache are probably withdrawal. It may seem paradoxical, but actually lowering the dose more may help the headahces. The other symptoms are typical withdrawal.
1325193 tn?1450131036 I really need some help please!! I wrote on here before about my vic withdrawal, but now I have a new demon. I switched to tramadol. Worse mistake of my life. Before I knew it I was lying to my wife about how many I was taking, buying them on the interent, and taking 18-20 a day!!! It all came to a crashing down last Friday when I ran out for almost 18 hours. The withdrawals were intense. I finally got some but now everyone knows.
Avatar n tn I took another Celexa hoping it would stop and all I got was extreme diarrhea. Either way, this sucks. So, I've been dating a paramedic. He suggested taking 5-HTP supplement. What is the verdict on this? Good idea? Bad idea? Just don't take anything? When does this feeling stop? I want to cry. Am I experiencing "normal" side effects?
Avatar n tn I was using catapres for the wd symptoms but I think I took to much last night and threw up! I still have no appite at all and I know my body needs fuel. I just bought some Trazodone 100 mg that I read helps taking at night. I just want to feel better. I do not care about the highs anymore but just to feel noraml would be a godsend. I must have cried for hours this morning feeling like a complete failure that I statred again.
Avatar n tn Continuing headaches, twitches, flu-like symptoms. I have read that this is all withdrawal symptoms. When I got aff Paxil there were no withdrawal symptoms once I was off. Now, with Zoloft and Xanax, I still am dealing with withdrawal symptoms. When I question the psychiatrist, who is not really tuned into me, I am told that Xanax is addicting and Zoloft is not. Zoloft was the worst drug I have ever been on.
Avatar n tn By day 6, Sat, Diarehhia was gone, sneezing gone, anxiety gone, thinking of the pills and counting down the time was gone, basically all withdrawal symptoms other than insomnia and restless leg syndrome were gone. I actually think I have permanent nerve damage from the damage that resulted in my 1st surgery, and am going to contact my neurosurgeon about it, as I think that is what is causing the restless leg syndrome.
Avatar n tn From what I hear, it takes up to a year to lose any weight gained by anti-anxiety medication. My main problem now is how long will it take for the withdrawal symptoms to go away once I go off Zoloft all together? I need to assess myself when I am completely off all medication and see if the weight gain is what was depressing me or if I truly am depressed and need medication for the rest of my life. I hope it is the former, and not the latter.
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 m tn I have found that my most difficult days were on days 3 - 4 ,then around 7 - 8 days, then again, around days 12, 13 , even 14. Many of the symptoms you described are part of xanax withdrawal...but I can't speak for diarrhea & sleepy - esp. the sleepy. If you can continue staying at this dose of Xanax for awhile then you can see how you feel... If the symptoms do not level off, I'd call my Dr. to report the side effects...esp, diarrhea....
1478126 tn?1291072975 i have been taking roughly 12-16 lortabs or percocet 5's for the last 10 months. i could use some suggestions on what to do/take to ease the withdrawal symptoms. i started taking a wide spectrum multivitamin today, using imodium every 6 hours, advil for aches, drinking a TON of water, and taking hot baths. i feel like this is a good starting point, but would like to know if anyone else has had success with anything else. i don't have leg pain on RLS.
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.
1910757 tn?1348686919 I've decided to give another chance to Sertraline by switching to the brand I was taking before the diarrhea started. So far the symptoms have continued (though not as harshly), so I'm crossing my fingers that maybe I won't have to switch to Venlafaxine. Thank you all for your support, you really are very caring, nice people :) And sorry for any spelling or grammar mistakes, english isn't my native language.
544292 tn?1268886268 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. The length of time withdrawal symptoms occur can range from a couple of days to weeks depending on how high your dose was and how long you were on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be reduced by discontinuing use of the drug slowly (i.e., gradually reducing the daily dose).
Avatar f tn I can't function if I'm too high to move but the panic and all physical symptoms are even scarier. Dr doesn't think withdrawal lasts more than 3 days for ssris. It's been 3 weeks of symptoms for me.