Lexapro withdrawal symptoms dizziness

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Avatar n tn I have been on lexapro for .... about a year and a half now, maybe two years. Once I started taking it i immediately realized that I hadn't felt that good since high school, i felt like my old self again from 12 years ago. So I thought it was a God-send drug. Well, my insurance doesn't cover it so every once in a great while there will be a month go by where I can't afford it and will have no choice but to go without temporarily. And let me tell ya, that is some scary stuff!
Avatar n tn I'm also withdrawing from Lexapro and having the same symptoms you have mentioned. I have been told this can last anywhere from 1 week to 3 months. I was wondering how you are now feeling. Its only been a week for me and I'm going mad.
Avatar n tn i came off citalopram just over a week ago although i am now taking prozac. the withdrawal symptoms of citalopram were terrible, zaps electric shock feelings to head and face, dizziness, and ANGER!!! the anger is subsiding, but i feel its the worse symptom coz its so hard to deal with. hang in there it will get better. try some nux vom homeopathic remedy and some Impatiens bach flower remedy to try and help the anger. i have been having these, also gonna try chamomilla homeopathic for anger.
Avatar f tn I am taking Prozac, and I have read some articles saying that some doctors prescribe prozac for a month to help decrease the withdrawal symptoms from Lexapro, and then get off the prozac. I guess the Prozac doesn't seem to have such bad withdrawal effects. When I quit Lexapro cold turkey.. all I had were brain zaps and dizziness. When I quit the Prozac, i had occasional brainzaps, but that is all.
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.
Avatar m tn Has anyone experienced any of these when stopping Lexapro? I am trying to decipher if these symptoms are just anxiety or if it is due to the withdrawl from the Lexapro. If anyone has any advice please let me know.
404138 tn?1308945256 I would take a dose in the morning and by nighttime I was feeling the withdrawal symptoms (for me, withdrawal symptoms from all SSRI's feel like my brain is skipping like a cd). Even when we uped the dose I'd go through withdrawal the same day. So sadly, I switched again. But lexapro is newer and is supposed to be great. Really I had no side effects.
Avatar f tn 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 woke up and jumped out of my bed terrified at what I was feeling. Terrible headache, nausea, crazy thoughts and visual hallucinations. Waves of energy ran through my body almost like I was on fire on the inside. I was completely physically agitated and could not sit down or eat. I had to pace or walk or run just to get the nervousness to be bearable. I actually ran circles around my house and one day I ran down my street in a sprint right out of bed, almost naked.
Avatar m tn I ask because if it's near the time of your next dose, it could be the drug is giving you withdrawal symptoms before you take your next dose. This happens to some people, as most of these drugs only stay in the system a matter of hours.
Avatar n tn I've been withdrawing from Lexapro as well, at least I think that is what it is. I was on 10mg every day for a year or so, then went down to five for a couple months, then to 2.5 every day for about 3 weeks, stopped that, then started having symptoms of dizziness, headaches, "brain zaps", irritability, difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to noise and light. I started taking 2.5mg again, every other day for about two weeks. I stopped taking it 3 days ago, severe symptoms again.
Avatar n tn i know these are all symptoms of withdrawal, but im really afraid that i'll have to stay on meds for my life. does anyone know about any of this or if it will go away and after how long? im also on a birth control pill, so i dont know if that affects anything. please help!!!
Avatar n tn is NOT psychosomatic. That's one of several withdrawal symptoms I experience if I am off of Lexapro for a few days. I will say that taking Advil or Tylenol, like you would for any headache, does relieve this to some extent. Something everyone must be able to do is distinguish between withdrawal symptoms and symptoms caused by the whole reason you're taking the drug in the first place, whether it be depression or anxiety.
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 f tn night) – 4/01/12 Endep – Allegron 25 mgs - changed on 28/12/11 Endep 20 mg – 30 mg – 8/12/11 Endep 15 mg to 20mg – 5/12/11 Endep 10 mg to 15mg – 3/12/11 Lexapro - Endep 10 mg commenced on 28/11/11 Lexapro- 5mgs to 0 mgs – 25/11/11 Lexapro - 10mgs to 5mgs – 16/11/11 Lexapro – 20 mg to 10 mg & Topamax 37.
Avatar n tn I too have been having what I now know are withdrawal symptoms from cutting my Lexapro dose from 10mg to 5mg. It's only been a week, but the dizziness and headaches are unbearable. I was originally put on Lexapro last June for severe panic attacks and an almost everyday occurance of migraine headaches. After about 4 weeks I realized that my panic attacks were gone and that I no longer was getting headaches. In fact, I felt great!
Avatar n tn But anyway, I get an erection fine but have a hell of a time reaching orgasm even though my girlfriend is really attractive. So I quit lexapro cold turkey, enter the withdrawal symptoms of brain shocks and sleeplessness. Yuck. At least now, I can orgasm like before without any problems, completely like before I ever took the ****.. that's my story. Maybe it's pyschological, maybe it's physical from the pills, who knows.
1408467 tn?1281401943 Yes well I know that when I was titrated off medications (under my psychiatrist's direction) the non specific flu like withdrawal symptoms (as they are called) lasted about a month if the titration was done at a faster rate but they always subsided in that time frame. You could ask your doctor if they would be true for you as well. However whatever symptoms they are treating will return as well so you it would be worthwhile to ask them what medication they intend to change you to.
Avatar f tn That seems very fast after being on SSRIs for 10 years. I also get many withdrawal symptoms when I come off of an SSRI. I noticed them when I was tapering off, however, I went really slow which minimized them in my opinion. I was also probably worried as well which probably added to my worries and symptoms. It took a good month or so for me to start feeling as if I was not experiencing any withdrawals after I stopped my taper. Keep us posted!
777975 tn?1236338519 You can continue with the wellbutrin and that should take care your withdrawal symptoms. If you just continue as you are or you may have the withdrawal symptoms for another week or 10 days.
Avatar m tn HOW LONG DO THE THE AWFUL SYMPTOMS OF LEXAPRO WITHDRAWAL LAST? Everybody talks about it, asks that question, but no one with knowledge or experience answers it. It would be nice if the company that made it could post a study, or doctors who prescribe it regularly to more than one person could share their experience. The postings mostly are not recent so I am taking this as a sign of hope; they don't go back on after they return to health. :O) it's almost a month now.
246464 tn?1249455747 I know that everyone is different, so I guess, Lucky me, I just have tyo deal with these symptoms. I was switched to Lexapro about 2 years ago after being on Paxil for 12 years. I started on 10mg and remained until last summer when my mom suddenly passed away. They kicked it up to 20, and now want to bring me back down to 10. I am just feeling really out of it after going down 5.
Avatar n tn I stopped Lexapro after about nine months but I tapered off over 6 weeks so I can't really comment on the specific "withdrawal" symptoms you are having. However, from what I understand from my pharmacist, Lexapro takes about 3 weeks to leave your body. So I would imagine that in the next week or so you should be getting some relief. I'm sure you know by now though, don't stop an SSRI abruptly. Not good.
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 nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and leg movements, or jerking.
Avatar n tn Withdrawal symptoms have been reported with abrupt or rapid discontinuation. The most commonly reported withdrawal symptoms include fatigue, stomach pain or nausea, dizziness/light-headedness, tremor, chills, sweating, and incoordination. Other reported symptoms include dysphoric mood, impaired memory, insomnia, irritability, shock sensations, headache, and aggression. Withdrawal symptoms usually begin 1—3 days after abrupt discontinuation but should stop after 1-2 weeks.
Avatar n tn Lexapro takes about 10 days to kick in and about 30 days to feel comfortable taking. I am up to 30 mg and feel quite anxiety free. The first 30 days are a little spacey but after that I felt great. Like a huge weight had been taken off me. But I digress. I did a little personal research on the effects of withdrawal and found I didn’t feel anything except anxiety creeping back till day 5 or 6.