lexapro weaning

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   Posted 8/3/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I wrote on this forum three months ago about trying to wean off Lexapro...I thought I would be SSRI free by now.  I have done it slowly...three months for Pete's sake.  However, the minute I get down to 2.5 mgs I get the brain/swishing zaps that for me are so disturbing I end up going back up to 5mgs.  Even with that dose I get them but not as bad.  For you that have gotten off this drug...what do I do?  Just bite the bullet and put up with the withdrawal effects until it passes??  My doctor seems to think the way I am weaning should not bother me...after 2.5 mgs for a few days, just stop. I don't think he believes me when I tell him I am being zapped to death.
Maybe I'm just being a woos.  I want off this stuff...it makes my RLS worse and my vision blurry.  Any suggestions, or is this just what happens when you take a drug and have not been warned of the nightmare of getting it out of your system>
fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium

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   Posted 8/3/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   


Lexapro comes in liquid form.............could you switch to the liquid form and that way come up with a dose between 2.5mg - 5 mg using the liquid form...............It may be worth asking your physician about

Good Luck.



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