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Lexapro withdrawal hell HELP.

Matticus1983

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I had been on Lexapro 10mg for at least 6 years. My psych and I decided the effects had wore off after being on it so long. I agreed it wasn't doing much to combat my anxiety or depression. He had me half the dose for 5 days then go completely off. The sixth day I started Effexor XR 37.5mg. I had good results from it in the past. It took about a week and now I'm seriously withdrawing from Lexapro. My brain is getting zapped pretty frequently, I'm an emotional mess, everything feels surreal, I'm on Klonopin too so that is keeping the attacks at bay but I still go into crying spells, my vision is all screwed up (can't focus). I'm seriously tired alot, Aggravated, irritated but at the same time an emotional baby. This really sucks. I've got a job, am I supposed to work this way? I know he was thinking the effexor might kick in to help my serotonin levels stay around the same but I'm not sure the mg is enough. Let me know If you guys can relate
 

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It seems like a fast taper after taking it for that long even with starting Effexor, but I really don't have much knowledge about how it's supposed to be done. I really just wanted to tell you I hope you start feeling better soon once you get stable on the Effexor. Hopefully that won't take too long. A day feels like forever when your miserable.
 

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I haven’t heard going off it that fast. When my husband did it, he did half dose for 2 weeks, then every other day, then every three days, then stopped. 5 days of a half dose and then completely off seems pretty fast to me, but that’s just my guess.
 

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Too fast... you need to come off slower
It took me about 4 months after being off it to start feeling better :)
 
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MakUSA

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After 5 days looks very fast if you ask me. I was on the same meds and it took almost a month to get it out.
 

Vincent

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How are you doing? Have you checked in with your doctor about the withdrawal symptoms?
 

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Your not getting Lexapro withdrawal. Its Effexor startup side effects. You did a switch, not a cold turkey.
 

Vincent

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Although many of us have experience with these kinds of medications, your doctor should be the person answering your questions about your symptoms and adjusting your dosage.
 
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