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.

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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.

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    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!

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  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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