Tapering Off Lexapro

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porridge
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   Posted 1/4/2007 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
PDoc said just go from 20 mgs. to 10 mgs. and in two weeks we will switch to either Zoloft or Luvox. I deal with OCD.
 
Let me tell ya. Just going down 10 mgs has rocked my World. Zombie like state when i awake. Then a surge of medication induced agitation. The whole time i feel like I have the flu. Heat and chills simultaneously. I always have tolerated SSRIs well, Took Prozac for 17 years. When we switched to Lexapro not a biggee. But this sucks. No coherent thoughts. Confusion. Feel like crap. And this is a far cry from cold turkey.
 
If I didn't have such good luck with Prozac for 17 years I'd consider scrapping the SSRIs. But, I know they work for me. However, I don't believe I can tolerate high doses. A little seems to go a long way with me.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/5/2007 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I dont take ssri's thats my own decision but I do know many that have been helped with these meds
I do wish you all the best in this med change
I have severe OCD but I will do other things to try and not have it as bad as it can get and wow it can get bad
lol
I again wish you all the best 'keep us posted please
LYN


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 1/6/2007 3:37:39 AM (GMT-7)


porridge
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   Posted 1/5/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   

Lyn,

Thanks for the input! This forum is the best.

Do you have compulsions? I have "Pure O". No compulsions. I think the obsessions are more difficult to deal with and treat than the compulsions. I had 17 years of being in great shape with the help of Prozac. Just a small dose (20 mgs) did the trick the vast majority of the time. This is a rough patch. However, even if I was med free I know I can live a rich full life and not let this disease hold me back. It hasn't yet and i know it won't in the future.


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   Posted 1/6/2007 3:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there yes i do have many compulsions
I have to have balance and thats with pictures on walls and tables as well as all nic nacs
no dirty or clean dishes in sinks
I wash floor when I get up before I go to bed and each time I go out door
bed made as soon as feet hit floor
I check door 3 times for lock
I will have to have house spotless at all times
many to do with cleaning and routine for me
Glad you found us here
Keep posting
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harry4
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   Posted 1/6/2007 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
to porrige
pardonb me but it sounds more like a placebo reaction
go back to 20 and see what happens
I have unpleasant unwanted thoughts, probably from OCD
recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional
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porridge
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   Posted 1/6/2007 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Harry
Last couple of days have been much better. Still dizzy and confused at waking up, but flu like symptoms gone and much more relaxed during the day. I'm beginning to notice a lessening of my symptoms with OCD. Great day today. If dizziness dissipates maybe I'll stay with lexapro at 10 mgs.
 
Harry and Lyn and everyone here. You are great!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/8/2007 3:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks
We do our best
Remember though we are just like you okay only we ( I ) volunteer as a moderator
Harry was a long time sufferer and gives great advice IMO.............You be well
Lyn
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 Never compromise your self nor your dignity...with that ...My God
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 Dream, Reach and Believe ......You can Do It........We are Here For You 
                God Bless .........Lyn
Make The Best of The New year .......You Can and Will Reach your Goals
                              Loads of Love n Support
                                        Lyn   
 
 
 
                                  
                          
                                  


jaymay
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   Posted 1/8/2007 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
do you have anxiety and panic attacks howlyncat
Howlyncat said...
Thanks
We do our best
Remember though we are just like you okay only we ( I ) volunteer as a moderator
Harry was a long time sufferer and gives great advice IMO.............You be well
Lyn

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