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Can I Stop Taking 10 Mg Lexapro Cold Turkey After Being On It For 13 Days
Can I take .25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) while on 10 mg of fluoxetine. I just started fluoxetine 6 days ago and my anxiety is still high. I am 34 years old.
Stopped Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg cold turkey two days ago in a spell of medication amivalence. Too late to resume taking it? Is it still in my system?
Depends: How long the drug may remain in your system is dependent on many factors. An important issue for the length on time you were taking the drug. Keep in mind that abruptly discontinuing a drug like Lexapro (escitalopram) can be hazardous. Contact your physician for restarting concern.S. ...Read more
I was on 20 mg of lexapro (escitalopram) for 2 years and just quit cold turkey Friday, can I switch to 100 mg Zoloft right away?
Transition: Everyone responds differently to going off ssris, and some people are fine with one and not with another. Both of the meds you are talking about selectively inhibit serotonin, so in essence, you are doing the same thing with one medication as the other, so you are really not going off anything cold turkey. Your doctor who prescribed it should know what is appropriate for you. ...Read more
I have been taking 10 mg celexa (citalopram) for a week, how long until it is out of my system if i quit it 13 days ago?
I quit taking 20mg celexa (citalopram) 5 days ago(took for 1yr) cold turkey and would like to stop 150mg trazodone(1 yr also). How and when should i?
How long do Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawals last? I was on 50 mg Zoloft (sertraline) for 4 and a half weeks and stopped cold turkey.
Usually ends: within 1 to 2 weeks. SSRI discontinuation syndrome symptoms may include: flu-like sx’s, insomnia, nightmares, vivid dreams, anxiety, tearfulness, low mood, irritability, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose stools, loss of appetite, dizziness, flushing, sweating, headache, lethargy, imbalance, vertigo, sensation of electric shocks & other sensory disturbances, & hyperarousal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can citalopram cause me to feel restless/edgy? I've been on 20 mg for 10 days after being on 10 mg for 3 weeks previously. Would ativan (lorazepam) help?
Yes and no: It's one thing to give patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy symptomatic treatments for weight loss, headaches, nausea and vomiting. Cancer treatments are toxic. That's why they work. It's quite another to treat side effects of 1 psychoactive drug with another psychoactive drug. If at all possible, find a more tolerable antidepressant instead. ...Read more
Hi I m 3 weeks pregnant i've been on Zoloft (sertraline) for 10 years is it safe to stop it cold turkey in on 50 mg?
Wean is best: Even on a low dose, weaning is safest. Talk to your doctor about protocols. ...Read more
If I have been taking two diphenhydramine hydrochloride 25 mg pills everynight for over a year, and i stop taking it cold turkey, will i withdraw?
I will cold turkey Abilify (aripiprazole) 10 mg tomorow after 3 month usage. I got phsycotic last time i quited. But then i also quited fluoxetine. Can i be sick?
Please don't!: Before you stop any psychotropic medications, please,please talk to your doctor because you can repeat the experience you had the last time. ...Read more
Quit Lexapro (escitalopram) cold turkey after 8 weeks 4 days ago bc I didn't feel it worked. No side effects, but wondering if I should take low doses & taper off.
Where's the Dr?: It sounds like you may be lucky and are doing okay if you have no w/drawal symptoms, but you are right to think that tapering is usually a good idea. But, where's the Dr in all this? You really are best off telling them about your plan. It's a fine thing to be ultimately in charge of things, but you have a team to work with and it's best to be partners. ...Read more
2 weeks: can take a couple of weeks. get back to me if you need more info, so we can talk more. ...Read more
When do the all the lexapro 10mg withdrawal symptoms stop I've been taking it for about 4 years and quit cold turkey 5days ago? I take clonazepam 0.5m
Hopefully Soon: In general it is not a good idea to stop medicines like Lexapro cold turkey especially after you been on it for several years. Usually you're supposed to taper yourself off of it. That is to say you gradually decrease the dose until you stop. I would recommend you ask your doctor or pharmacist about this. ...Read more
I'm stopping Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg after taking it for three days. My doctor wants me to start Zyprexa and Klonopin. When is it safe to start?
Ask that Dr.: If the doctor prescribing can't answer that for you - you need to see a different doctor. You want yours to be responsible to you regarding these things. So, return for a clear decision on how to make this switch safely and effectively. Make this a general practice! Best wishes. ...Read more
I've been taking 6 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules per day for anxiety. I think it's making it worse. Can i quit cold turkey or should I taper off gradually?
Take 25 mg of atenolol day.I've decided to stop it, been taking ever other day past 4 days. Should I start breaking dose half.Or just keep doing this?
Why take it?: I guess it depends on why this was prescribed for you in the first place! My guess it was for palpitations and not organic heart disease! If this is the case then stop the medicine at this point, if you have significant symptoms such as fainting, chest pain then please go to the hospital or contact the physician who gave this drug to you in the first place! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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