Advice on coming off Lexapro or Lamictal--hard/easy/withdrawals...

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Sassie and Sad
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   Posted 2/24/2006 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone who has read my last few posts is going to think I am crazy as hell at even thinking about doing this, but I amd 29 and planning on trying to have a baby SO, since I am BP II my pdoc said we could try coming off everything at least to see if we can make it through the first trimester..........I am a week and 1/2 off of Effexor which I knew would be hard and in MY opinion which means nothing but what I think----I would NEVER take that again.  Not b/c it didn't work but because of the emotional irrational depressed episodes I have had accompanied with high silly times and LOTS of anger!!! 
Now, question is what shoudl I expect coming of the other two....we are taking this VERY slowly---I dont come back to see my pdoc until March 13th and we will talk about coming off Lexapro..........Lamictal will be last since it does have a mood stabilizing and antidepressant effect......I am just wanting any experience on coming off these I know what is the meds and unfortunately what is me.....
Today though, so far,,,,, Ihave not been foggy, depressed, and feel kind of normal for the first time in a few weeks..........hopefully I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.....for this one at least..

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   Posted 2/24/2006 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Sassie,

I am glad that you are feeling pretty good today.  The only med I can relate to that you are on or have been on is Effexor and I am still taking it.  So I dont think I can be of much help here to you.  I just wanted to send you some positive thoughts.  I hope everything continues to get better each day....


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   Posted 3/5/2006 1:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I have gone off the lexapro yet the reaction I wouldn't know since I started several different meds at the same time. But for the lamictal I went off and I felt like crap for the first two days. Basically I felt like I was horribly sick with the flu and the anxiety was extreme, but then after those days I was fine. Good luck and I hope I helped some. Tina
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