I am glad you are doing good on both medications....I was on lexapro too twice,each time for a year and a half,combined with klonopin instead of xanax,used as needed...I love lexapro...it is an awesome medication,really,cleared up my anxiety almost 100 %,but,I put some weight on,not much tho,6 pounds,so this is why I quit it and stayed on klonopin...as needed....why was I scared of klonopin? what scared me is tolerance and addiction and the fear of withdrawals if I ever decide (which I'm not anymore)to stop taking it....so,I know that anxiety is a part of my life,will never get rid of it....and so,why quitting if it helps me with living a normal life......
I am not afraid of Klonopin or any of the benzos but I have reduced the amount I used down to just a small dose daily.
If you need medications, then please do talk it over in depth with your physician and make an informed decision.
Take care and keep posting.
I was afraid to take my xanax when it was first prescribed, but my doctor insisted. I was afraid I would get "hooked" on it, but that hasn't happened. I can go months without it and only take it once in a while as needed for panic attacks or extreme anxiety.
Debaser,you make sense a lot...if we need it then we need it....I want to live normal and happy...I hate anxiety with passion.....I dont want to feel anxious anymore....i've live it for a long time...I say today..ENOUGH!!!I want to feel normal and I have all the right to be normal.,.,life is too short...I'll deal with the withdrawals whenever I decide to quit...for now 3 pills a week are not gonna kill me........right??
stkitt....thank you for your reply...may I asked you how much are you taking right now? did you have hard time to reduce the dosage?
wow.....3.5 mg is a high dosage......what kind of rebound anxiety do you experience? and what plan of tapering did you follow first? I heard about water titration tapering...seems to work for some people....I donno,I guess the best thing is to take your dr's advice.....good luck!!!!
Yes,I heard that switching to valium eases big time the tapering...that's true....just take your time slowlyyyyyyyyyy cause you know this is not a race.....I heard a lot of success stories with valium...good way to go...good luck!!!!!!!!! :)