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How do I make mysejf feel better after stopping lexapro (escitalopram)?

How do I make mysejf feel better after stopping lexapro (escitalopram)?

Lexapro (escitalopram) DC: Continue or start Psychotherapy if not already doing that. Cognitive therapy helps. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects last after stopping lexapro (escitalopram)?

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How long do the side effects last after stopping lexapro (escitalopram)?

Lexapro (escitalopram) DC: Depending on the dosage & how long you have been on it, usually less than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the usual titration schedule when stopping lexapro (escitalopram)?

What is the usual titration schedule when stopping lexapro (escitalopram)?

Stopping Lexapro (escitalopram): I use the regimen of tapering by 1/3 of the daily dosage down every 3-4 days. ...Read more

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How does diarrhea last after stopping lexapro (escitalopram)?

How does diarrhea last after stopping lexapro (escitalopram)?

less than a week: Most symptoms of discontinuing Lexapro (escitalopram) resolve within a week. The half life of the drug is about 32 hrs. Other symptoms after stopping the med may include muscular aches, headaches, nausea etc. ...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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I seem to be more quick tempered and angered easily since stopping lexapro (escitalopram)?

Not fully surprising: Since Lexapro (escitalopram) is a very effective emotional agent, which does affect brain behavior, cessation might result in withdrawal symptoms. Contact physician and discuss possible resumption or use of another agent to ease this transition. ...Read more

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Is severe nausea a side effect from stopping lexapro (escitalopram)?

Is severe nausea a side effect from stopping lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can be: Stopping Lexapro (escitalopram) suddenly is not a good idea, because of possible discontinuation symptoms. Mood swings, irritability, muscle aches, tremors, anxiety, shock-like sensations, head "zaps, " dizziness, balance problems, fatigue, and vomiting can also happen. Please work with your doctor on tapering this medication so you don't have to have such an experience. ...Read more

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Approximately how long can it take for the dizziness (lightheaded) to go away from stopping lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg. ?

SSRI discontinuation: syndrome - How long were you on the lexapro (escitalopram)? SSRI withdrawal sxs' are less likely if you were on the medication a short time. You were also on a low dose which helps. A guess would be that it would start diminishing a few days after it started (not necessarily after stopping the med).. If you still are having sx's that you believe may be due to stopping lexapro (escitalopram) after 2 weeks - than let your > ...Read more

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After stopping Lexapro (escitalopram) a year and a half ago I developed muscle twitches during weaning off. Still did go away? Why? Labs are fine

After stopping Lexapro (escitalopram) a year and a half ago I developed muscle twitches during weaning off. Still did go away? Why? Labs are fine

Twitches: If frequent muscle twitching or cramps persist deficiencies of calcium, magnesium or potassium are possible causes, but I wonder if these were measured in your lab work. A neurologist would be qualified to evaluate you and order the necessary tests. ...Read more