About Me

I am 36 years old and I have been taking Lexapro for 15 years.  I have wanted to stop for a long time, but never did as I immediately began to have withdrawal symptoms.

My husband and I want to have a baby and I want to stop taking the drug.

The experience has been one of the hardest of my life.  So I’ve started this blog in case I can in any way, help others.

Tags: Lexapro Withdrawal.  SSRI Withdrawal.  Lexapro Treatment.


6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Not looking forward to these withdraws. Been on 10mg for about 2 years GAD. Been on 5mg for 3 weeks. So far so good. I’m at least feeling more my self again. Your blog is very helpful. Sounds like your just about through. Good luck with the baby making.


    1. Thanks Izzy. Good luck with coming off. Sounds like you are doing the slow withdrawal – let me know how it goes? I did a faster one, and I think it wasn’t a good choice. I want to be able to help my mom if she ever comes off. I hope I am just about through. There are a few things still lingering, but at least I can work and function, unlike before. My advice is to save up any sick or vacation days before you come off. You never know how much time you will need!


  2. thanks for this blog!!! i needed something comprehensive like this as validation that i’m not the only one. i have been on lexapro for 8 years. i finally weaned off about 2 months ago, and i took my last dose 8 days ago. my symptoms started showing up at around day 3….i’ve mostly had brain zaps (smaller than ones i had on effexor) and the vertigo/dizziness. i’m allergic to fish oil, so that’s out, but i’m going to try dramamine – – something’s gotta give! luckily, i’m a professor, so i’m off for the summer (kinda – – i have A LOT of writing to do), but i definitely don’t want to spend my entire summer dizzy as hell. anyway, thanks for your honesty and willingness to share!!!


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