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Avatar n tn I am still having horrible withdrawal symptoms. My doctor said its not normal that i am still feeling withdrawal symptoms after 2 weeks. I have been weening off it for about 3 weeks to a month. I decided after taking 5mg for about 1.5 weeks that I am going to stop taking it all together. Of course the symptoms are still there. I am very dizzy. Turning my eyes just a slight hurts like everyone describes, "an electrical shock". It is constant. I am always very hot and have nausea.
Avatar m tn Who are we? You and the Doctor? Why were you prescribed Lexapro to begin with? Depression/anxiety? Keep in mind that a symptom of depression is a significant change in apetite. I have experienced unpleasant symptoms several times when discontinuing an anti deoressant and starting another but they pass and improve. If you discontinue too fast you may experience nausea,sweating,upset stomach,headache, neck pain or vomiting. Symptoms of depression/anxiety may also return.
Avatar n tn I have been off of lexapro for about a month now. My doctor would not give me anymore when I ran out. I still feel dizzy, and feel some anger, and depression. What should I do?
Avatar m tn I would recommend talking to your doctor. I have been on several AD's over the years (Lexapro being one of them) and have found tapering to be a better route than CT. You will most likely get some flu-like symptoms (chills, body aches, etc), but the one that is always worst for me is the "brain zaps"...which is always worst with CT. They linger for some time and freak me out. Yes, everybody is different, but the zaps seem to be fairly common.
446244 tn?1205201268 no more depression. however, i have been experiencing sporadic withdrawal symptoms.....except for the load constant ringing in my head, not my ears, my head. it is driving me crazy....sporadically i have the brain gushing......it's like a loud gush sound and feeling and then it's gone.....then a dizzy spell.....it's very scary.....is this serious and need attention or should i just live thru it.....will it go away without further medication?
Avatar f tn I've been on 10-20 mg of Lexapro for 7 years, and about a month ago was able to finally get off it without experiencing brain zaps (it's been about 5 months of slowly tapering off), but lately have been feeling like a zombie, unable to feel strong love, not feeling the same about relationships. I was wondering if this is part of the lexapro withdrawal, even if physical symptoms of withdrawal are gone. How long will it last?
Avatar f tn My doctor thought that Lexapro was not working. I went 3 weeks without taking Lexapro and it was sooo bad. So the doctor put me back on 2.5 mg and a program to taper. Here is my question. Why are I waking up every morning with anxiety, hot, racing heart, and nervous stomach? I stay hot all day. My face feels like it is on fire. My heart fills like it is racing but when I take my pulse rate it seems to be ok.
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 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 am afraid to try Prozac. I have read so much about Lexapro withdrawal. Some say that the symptoms could last over a year. I think you need to contact your doctor and see what he/she says. Good luck and remember you have company through this awful process.
Avatar n tn Help! I discontinued Lexapro about a month ago. My doctor told me to "taper" off. I reduced my dosage by 2.5mg. per week for one month. I was on 10mg. and had been for 8 months. Since discontinuing the Lexapro, I have had horrible anxiety, agitation, head pulsing, electrical "shock-like" feelings in my head and a burning sensation within my body, particularly in my arms. I am also extremely impatient and irritable.
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 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 n tn Dr. Gould, Is muscle stiffness a side effect of lexapro? It comes and goes with me. I've been on it for 3 years now.
Avatar f tn She has a tingling in her extremities and sometimes in her torso. I would like to stop the Lexapro now but I am concerned with additional withdrawal symptoms. Question; 1) Do you advise stopping the medication abruptly now? 2) If not is there a medication to ease the tingling she presently has? 3) How should I continue the withdrawal regiment? The symptoms she experienced are, nightmares, seeing people in the morning, loss of balance, sleepy, moody, electric head shocks and tremors.
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 I was told to switch from 150 mg Zoloft to 20 mg of lexapro and I am also taking 5 mg of abilify. I am SO WORRIED the lexapro will make e dizzy. Please anyone have insight in this. Please help. I am freaking out and so worried. And I think my doc told me to just switch the Zoloft and stop it completely and just start the lexapro? Is that right. Or do I need to wean off of it. I'm worried. I just took 20 mg of lexapro and not my original Zoloft dose.
Avatar n tn All I'm reading about lexapro is weight gain! Are there any people who have not experienced weight gain? My doctor just put me on 10mg of Lexapro a day for anxiety. I've worked hard to get into the shape I'm currently in (lost 30lbs last year). I workout regularly, exercise, and eat healthy...but I'm really concerned about gaining weight. If you've been taking this drug and haven't experienced any weight gain...I want to hear from you!
458072 tn?1291418786 It took longer to wean off than I was on! It took about 4 months to wean off, but I had no withdrawal symptoms. I wanted to get off because I'm an idiot who doesnt like to take meds. I should have stayed on and could use some right now with all the anxiety in my life. Dont be afraid, if it will better your quality of life - Good God! Do it! Good luck!
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 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 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 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 f tn keep riding it out. if the symptoms persist after a few days checj in with your Doctor. I have been on Lexapro for a couple years, and before that paxil. I haven't heard of too many problems after just a few days. Good luck, and i hope you feel better.
Avatar n tn I have taken 5 mg Cipralex (Lexapro, Escitalopram) for 6 days but I am stopping because I cannot deal with the side effects. Am I likely to develop any type of withdrawal symptoms after such a short period of time on the medication? I experienced withdrawal symptoms when weaning off Paxil three years ago.
Avatar n tn I am experiencing withdrawal symptoms that can only be described as a weird sort of panic attack along with lightning bolts going off in my head,numbness and heat/cold in my arms and legs and my mind is racing. So far my B/P has remained low which is normal with these meds pulse is around 90 to 100 not great but around normal for me. What I am worried about is whether or not these withdrawal symptoms will put too much stress on my heart.
Avatar n tn The Doctor took him off of lexapro within a 10-day window and now is has the sensation of being very sensitive to noises especially in the mornings it is even more intense. He has a continual noise in his head like a tsh tsh tsh sound and he is very sensitive to noises such as he can feel certain sounds going through his body. Is this sensitivity to noises part of the brain zaps i have been reading about, he does have the brain zap shock feeling also.