I have been on lexapro for almost 2 years now, I have decided to stop taking it as well as all other meds. I have gained a signifigant amount of weight since starting which I need to get off. Does anyone have the same problem & if so , once you stopped was the weight easy to get off? I am active & eat healthy but still continued to gain weight due to the medicine. Also, I have read about the side effects of stopping, I am on day 2 cold turkey, when do the side effects start & what else might they be? Please let me know if there is anyone out there with the same problem.
2 Jun 2005
the side effects have not been fun for me, but they are different for everyone. here are mine... started maybe a few days after i stopped:
vivid dreams (when i finally sleep)
a "shock" like feeling that travels up through the head, and through
its been about 3 weeks. they arent really getting better yet. however... I REALLY find relief from all side effects while working out... and since you are looking to slim down anyways... I didnt gain any weight while taking the meds, so I am not sure about how that will be. good luck to you!!
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