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Went from 30 mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) to 10 then 20 mg of Lexapro .2 months later headaches.nausea.if not withdrawal could it be Lexapro not working..?

Went from 30 mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) to 10 then 20 mg of Lexapro .2 months later headaches.nausea.if  not withdrawal could it be Lexapro not working..?

Not withdrawal: Withdrawal symptoms from Cymbalta (duloxetine) would occur shortly after reducing the dose, not two months later. As for your headaches and nausea, it's difficult to answer as not enough information as to why you are taking Lexapro? Your medical history? etc. ...Read more

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What are Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal symptoms?

What are Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal symptoms?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Sudden discontinuation can result in electric shock sensations (brain zaps), dizziness, irritability & akathesia (restlessness). ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal: Depending on dose & length of time being on lexapro, (escitalopram) usually there is gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, bloating, as well as nervousness & headaches. All in all, compared to other antidepressants, those symptoms are usually mild. ...Read more

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How can I handle withdrawal from Lexapro (escitalopram) (SSRI)?

Taper: It is recommended that one not abruptly discontinue Lexapro (escitalopram). One should taper off of the medication. Discuss a discontinuation schedule with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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How long can it take for lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal to set in?

How long can it take for lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal to set in?

Varies, couple days: Withdrawal from an antidepressant is a subjective experience that does not track with drug levels - and does not even happen to everyone to stops antidepressants. While withdrawal is theoretically possible late in the day of your first dose (assuming you take it in the morning), it becomes more likely the second day, and increasingly likely each day after. (In seniors, it may take longer.) ...Read more

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How long will I go through withdrawal symptoms after stopping Lexapro (escitalopram) ?

Depends on symptoms: Earlier question souonds like good taper from that class of drugs as sudden withdrawal can cause many symptoms including dizziness and headache. Why you still have a symtpoms depends on making a good diagnosis. It may relate to the med or an underlying problem, so the cause may still be present. Issues weeks later are unlikely to still be from stopping the med unless other meds are involved. ...Read more

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Can you have withdrawal symptoms when you don't take Lexapro (escitalopram) for awhile?

Yes: There is a discontinuation syndrome from ssri and snri antidepressants (lexapro or escitalopram is an ssri), which can include irritability, sleep problems, anxiety, muscle spasms and other things. These drugs should be tapered (or replaced with another ssri) if they are going to be discontinued. The syndrome usually only lasts a week or two, and doesnt result in serious complications. ...Read more

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Been on lexapro (escitalopram) for six months nausea is terrible any solutions or alternative medication .

SSRI: 1 make sure that you are taking the Lexapro (escitalopram) with food. 2. May wish to split the dose. 3. Consider adding in probiotics - controlled release, multiple strains with millions of cultures. ...Read more

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Stopped Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mg 4 days ago went right on Lexapro...feel fine...when will withdrawals hit?

Stopped Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mg 4 days ago went right on Lexapro...feel fine...when will withdrawals hit?

You might have won!: Some people, sometimes hit it lucky and don't suffer withdrawal or have only the mildest effects. It's as inpredictable as most other things about these medications. Feel optimistic and still be aware of yourself. I hope you continue to transition easily and that Lexapro (escitalopram) does what you want and that you get off it as soon as possible easily too. CBT therapy helps smooth the way! ...Read more

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I was on lexapro (escitalopram). How long do these withdrawal symptoms last and will I ever feel happy again?

Drugs like lexapro (escitalopram): should generally not be stopped abruptly, but should be tapered over several weeks. If you were on 20 mg per day, it should be reduced to 10 mg/day for a week, then 10 mg every other day - that usually will stop the withdrawal symptoms. Depression can be a lifelong disease, and both psychotherapy and medication may be helpful. Many people achieve remission, but it takes work and expert help. ...Read more