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How long do withdrawal symptoms last from lexapro (escitalopram)? I have taken 5 mg/day for 1.5 years and have been off for 2 wks. Withdrawal has been difficult.
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Dr. Vance Harris
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In brief: 2-4 weeks
That is a low dose so you must be very sensitive to change.
It takes the brain a little while to adjust to new serotonin levels. 2-4 weeks should be plenty of time for this adjustment. You are through the most difficult phase.

In brief: 2-4 weeks
That is a low dose so you must be very sensitive to change.
It takes the brain a little while to adjust to new serotonin levels. 2-4 weeks should be plenty of time for this adjustment. You are through the most difficult phase.
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