Lexapro withdrawal tingling

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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 n tn I just wanted to share my story about Lexapro. I took one 10mg Lexapro pill and 8 hours later had a severe adverse reaction to the drug. My life was about to become a nightmare.(This incident happened 14 months ago) My experience is rare but it is important to stress the dangers not explained by professionals in the field and there are many similarities between my experience and that of those who experience terrible withdrawal symptoms from SSRI's.
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 f tn I have been on lexapro for almost 2 moths now and I am having weird electrical shocks in my head that feel like the begging of an anxiety but last for a few seconds then go away. I also always feel weird tingling in my fingertips and some times in my forearms or legs that come and go. I was wondering at this point are the side effects from the lexapro and should they be gone by now or will they last forever...
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 n tn to get off the Zoloft I was on 150 mg a day, he finally agreed to take me off it to see if I do not need it anymore. If I did he said he would try Lexapro that is not supposed to make you gain weight, but now I trust nothing. He tapered me off a little at a time from 150 to 100 to 50 to 25 to 12.5 mg over months of tapering off. Each time I did I would react horribly, with withdrawal symptoms.
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 In the time since, my anxiety has spiked, particularly in the morning/during the day, I get episodes of spiking blood pressure, feel like I have heart palpitations, still have random leg twitching and arm pain, and have trouble sleeping at night because when 4am rolls around my heart starts pounding! Am I still experiencing withdrawal even though I was on such a small dose for such a short time?
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.
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 n tn I was taking low dosages (10mg daily) of Celexa and I was doing fine. A few months back my doctor suggested I try Lexapro. I have found that most of the bad side effects of Celexa have been eliminated with this new and so far wonderful medication, I am currently taking 10mg Lexapro daily. My question is: What can I expect to feel when leaving the medication (long term use). Also, is there any danger to this medication that we know of, how does it differentiate from Celexa.
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 I was on Paxil CR 12.5 mg/day for about 2 weeks, following 3 weeks on Lexapro, for panic attacks. I weaned off Paxil over 2 weeks by going to every other day, and have been off completely for about 10 days. I noticed symptoms within a day or two of tapering- mainly tingling in arm/foot on one side when I walked. Those tinglings have subsided a bit, but now I find a general tenseness and tightness in my chest and neck, and have begun having at least low-grade anxiety almost every day.
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 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 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 f tn I have suffered panic attacks for 2 years and just a few days ago (Wednesday, Feb. 5 '14) I was put on 10mg Escitalopram. Generic for lexapro. The first day I took it... I had a huge wave of happy emotions. 30 minutes later, I was crying and feeling sad. Then, my body started feeling really cold and really hot at the same Time. About an hour into taking it... I had a horrible panic attack. My hands were tingling and my feet were sweating. I slept naked and with no covers.
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 f tn I have never written in a forum before, but have been reading these for awhile now, especially since trying to get off Effexor XR. I have been on Effexor XR 225 milligrams for about 6 years after an extremely difficult 6 months at the time resulting in major depression and anxiety with panic attacks. To me, Effexor XR with an occasional alprazolam 0.25 milligrams (Xanax) had been the miracle drugs and saved my life. I take my medication every morning anywhere between 8 and 10 a.m.
Avatar m tn Head pressure, lights flashing in my eyes, burning in hands and feet, tingling all over my body, OCD way off the wall, and fear I have never known before. Now it Is Dec. 09, and I still have some symptoms of light headiness, and some light burning. I have lost a year of my life to this poison, protracted withdrawal can be a biggie with this. I cannot tolerate any ssri's at all. No work, no driving... Paxil wrecked my life.
Avatar n tn Another disheartening revelation is the introduction of newer, 'better' antidepressants and the use of marketing in drug companies which often results in a patient who would do absolutely fine on a $10/month prescription for Prozac, while MDs are casually writing scripts for the newest one on the market, which is currently Lexapro or Cymbalta (Ely-Lilley's version of Effexor, a Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor for SEVERE or MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER--MDD).
Avatar n tn I have actually been laughing more although I feel rather stupid and childish. I was just wondering if this bloated/numbness feeling is a withdrawal symtom or if this is how my body really feels without clonazepam. And also, what are the withdrawal symtoms? Could Trazadone be playing a part in this as well?
Avatar n tn I have had tingling/numbness in my arms/legs for 3 months. ARMS significantly worse than feet and SIGNIFICANTLY worse at night. I wake up with my arms "asleep" I have tingling/burning in hands and electric shock feelings in feet. Eye exam- normal. Negative brain MRI, Negative EMG testing that was completed on the right arm. Cervical spine MRI in 2 weeks. Neurologist states,"if it is not this-then it is not a nerve problem." I am very frustrated to find a diagnosis.
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 Has anyone else had a severe and chronic reaction to Lexapro after only one 10 mg. pill? Or any other SSRI for that matter. I have had horrible side effects for almost 6 weeks that, in duration and intensity are like a roller coaster. Does anyone know how long this might last or if I will get better. I took the pill because I worked an overnight 12 hour shift and I had trouble sleeping in the daytime. I have never experienced these horrible symptoms before I took this pill.
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 m tn Suboxone withdrawal for me was twice as bad; I never had all the symptoms of opiate withdrawal until I ended suboxone, and I'm three weeks into it and still feel f-ed up. I was given prozac for this post acute withdrawal syndrome and it does actually help some. I wouldn't recommend SSRIs for acute withdrawal, but they do help the post acute stuff, which mainly comes from methadone and buprenorphine. Hope this helps.