going off lexapro

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   Posted 11/1/2006 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
this week i am going to try and slowly take myself off lexapro, i do not like my zombie state when taking it, i have been on it for 5 months now, i am on 10mg a day, here is my plan,
for the first 7 days i am going to take 5mg a day instead of 10
for the last 10 days i am going to take .25 mg a day,
good idea bad idea?

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   Posted 11/1/2006 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
if the lexapro was helping your anxiety, maybe do a swap to another lexapro or SSRI type antidepressant that is less sedating
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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   Posted 11/1/2006 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I wouldnt do any kinda med change without doing it with doc.

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   Posted 11/1/2006 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi KGod86
Welcome to HW. I'm sorry your haveing probs with your meds. It is not a good idea to start playing with your dosages of your meds. This needs to be done under dr suppervision. If nothing else just call him and see if he can change your meds or how he would recamend you taking them. Please keep us posted on how you are doing.
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