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Lexapro withdrawal

Doctor just put me on lexapro 2months ago, I don't like it.
Has anyone ever tried to get off it?


  • Motor1MMotor1 Pittsburgh, PaPosts: 552
    edited 07/29/2015 - 1:39 AM
    I was on it many years ago. If I remember correctly, I had to taper off of it? You should discuss this with your doctor.
    Why don't you like it? Maybe discuss with your doctor other options?
  • edited 07/29/2015 - 1:04 PM
    I have been on this medication since my daughter was born (postpartum depression) which is over 9 years and it saved and changed my entire life. I guess different things work for different people. I tried about 3 years ago to stop taking it and it was a nightmare. No sleep, flu like symptoms, uncontrollable emotions, crying all the time and the absolute worse...what I call the drops but its just a strange sponge sinking feeling. I would never do that again. Plus I have gotten over the whole stigma thing about being on meds. I will likely take this for the rest of my life.
  • Betty65BBetty65 FloridaPosts: 83
    I've been on Lexapro 20 mg for over 10 years following the birth of my second child. I've tried to stop taking it several times (just because I wanted to be "medicine free") but also had bad w/d symptoms. I finally realized that this medicine is helping me so why stop taking it? Unless I had bad side-effects from it, of course.

    My PCP said the best way to get off of it is to taper. From googling it I found that the taper has to be VERY VERY slow.

    Hope you can find a solution that works best for you. Take care.
  • MikethepikeMMikethepike Posts: 243
    edited 08/18/2015 - 1:45 AM
    did anyone have severe muscle rigidity from tapering?its been 2 weeks. I am planning on going off completely today.
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