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Can I Stop Taking 10 Mg Lexapro Cold Turkey After Being On It For 13 Days
NO: Why do you want to stop treatment? It would be best to speak with your doctor about any side effects you may have and quite possible explore other prescribed alternatives. ...Read more
My m.D. Told me to stop taking Lexapro (escitalopram) I no longer need it. Should I walk away from it cold turkey or do I need to step down/
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
Added buspirone 15 bid about 1 month ago to Lexapro (escitalopram) but I'm extremely tired and sleepy and can't function at all! Can I just stop Buspar cold turkey?
Yes, but: It is best to taper to 15 mg. Daily for 2 weeks then take in down another week then stop. ...Read more
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
Yes: It takes roughly 2 to 6 weeks for anti-depressant medication to take full effect. Until then, you are most likely on a starting dose and stopping the medication is safe. ...Read more
I went of Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg "cold turkey " about 10 days ago and experiencing multiple withdrawal symptoms. What should I do to minimize them?
I was on lexapro (escitalopram) 20 mg for 1yr. Prior to that, 10mg also 1yr. I quit cold turkey 6 days ago and have intense headaches. How much longer? Thanks :)
You're in withdrawal: It's bad for you because you have been on it for so long. It won't hurt you, but I can imagine it's very uncomfortable. If you have some Lexapro (escitalopram) at home, I would restart it for 1 week, then take 1/2 tablet for 2 weeks, then even 1/4 tablet (if you can) for 2 weeks, then stop. ...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
I keep getting this zapping feeling from quitting Lexapro (escitalopram) cold turkey. What is this?
Took lexapro from Feb-sept of 2017 quit cold turkey due to no sex drive and couldn't get hard. Sex drive came back everything was fine took one pill of lexapro yester and my sex drive is gone again I'm taking no more how long for my liabo to return?
Libido: Probably 48 to 72 hours. Good Luck ...Read more
I quit taking my anti-depressants (Wellbutrin and Lexapro) a month ago, cold turkey after 17 years of use. And my last couple of menstrual cycles have been long and irregular. Could going off the ant-depressants be the cause?
MORE LIKELY: Another reason is present. Consider having your doctor check your thyroid function. ...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 was on 10mg lexapro&came off 3 weeks ago cold turkey. I'm having extremely bad moods&irritability! Is there anything that can help me I'm desperate! ?
Lexapro (escitalopram): Withdrawal symptoms severity depend on how long u have been on lexapro, (escitalopram) what it was given for (depression or anxiety), what other medications u r taking, and if u discontinued Lexapro (escitalopram) abruptly. More gradual tapering is advised, instead of coming off cold-turkey, such as tapering by 5 mg. Dose every 4-7 days. Consult your prescribing doctor to work out a plan to come off of Lexapro (escitalopram) more gradually. ...Read more
Went cold turkey Zoloft 200mg to Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg. Feeling lethargic and unmotivated. How long until these feelings pass?
3-4 weeks: These medicines take at least 3, weeks to start therapeutic effect. ...Read more
I have my colon test jan 13 im taking simvastatian and may start Lexapro (escitalopram) when should I stop these meds there giving me propofol for the test?
Sorry, but this is: Not my area of expertise. I'm sure the gastroenterologist who is doing the procedure will be able to answer your question. Ask him/her when you go for your pre-procedure visit or call the office. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My 85 year old mother rx of Lexapro (escitalopram) and has taken 4 days, terrible side effectstired, no energy, diarrhea can she quit cold turkey? Her GP on vacatio
4 days: Nit long enough to cause dependency so stop it ...Read more
See below: Please discuss that with your psychiatrist or the prescribing provider who knows your medical history. ...Read more
Lexapro (escitalopram): Too soon to see benefits, but if can't tolerate the medication, talk to your doctor first. ...Read more
I've only been on Lexapro 10mg for 5 days and I want to stop taking them. Should I stop completely or taper off?
Stop but tell Doctor:
Since you have only been on it for 5 days and that is not a high dose it should be OK to just stop, though if you had been on it longer I would suggest reducing to 5 mg a day for awhile. Please tell your Dr. That you stopped.
You don't say why you stopped but it can cause side effects and it can take time to see the benefits.
There are other treatments you can try- please see my comment. ...Read more
Is it okay to stop lexapro after 3 days of 5 mg. I am not sure I want to continue taking it as I am afraid of the qt interval issue and have low potas?
I have been taking one 0.5mg dose of Xanax (alprazolam) every 2-3 days for the last month while waiting for lexapro to work. Xanax (alprazolam) taper needed or can I just stop?
On 5mg Lexapro (escitalopram) for 17 days, had horrible side effects. Now taking 1 pill every other day to wean off. Can I just stop now. Feel so sick taking even 1?
IF MAKING SICK STOP:
5 mgm is a small dose and you took it for only 17 days and apparently can not tolerate it even if taking every other day now
I will advice discuss with your doctor if you can stop it
In my opinion it can be stopped. It only needs to be tapered if you have been taking for weeks and months
Discuss with your doctor if you can stop as it is making you sick ...Read more
On lexapro (escitalopram) 13 days for anxiety and still feel no change. So many ppl online say that they felt a difference within 2 weeks - feeling discouraged.
Variation: Medication outcomes and side effects vary significantly from patient to patient. You may need your dose adjusted, or this may not be the most effective drug for YOU. Tell your doctor of your concerns and discuss best approach. ...Read more
Weaning Cymbalta (duloxetine) after 13yrs, take for 2 wks then stop while added Lexapro, Been 5 days & I feel "off" hard 2 describe, how long b4 feel good?
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