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will anxiety go away if i cut down lexapro (escitalopram)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tapering down: If you and feeling worse, you may not be ready to reduce your dose yet. Please discuss this with your physician before you reduce your dose further.

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