I weaned off several medications last year. Lexapro was one of them and unfortunately I did not wean off it correctly... at all. I was on 10mg for a year then 15mg. I weaned off over about 3 weeks. I know, not the right decision. It has been very tough. I have tinnitus, the withdrawal made it worse. I have acid reflux now and some throat discomfort. The brain zaps turned into something lighter but they're still there. They're not nearly as bad. I'm having a REAL hard time functioning. The depression is bad, the anxiety is worse. Though I really don't want to start it back up again, I'm drowning in misery.
Do you have any Lexapro left? The ideal way to go would have been going down 5mg. per wk. at least. I know I have 20mg. I can cut in half . Can 10mg be cut in half? But you were on 15 mgs. at the last point right? I have come off some very strong medications. Cymbalta was one of the worst. I was on it for quite a few years. Even weaning off, the withdrawals were awful, almost as bad as coming off narcotic pain med. , which I was also weaned off - a Fentanyl duragesic patch. Both took up to at least a month to finally feel normal again. I will never go on either again. I always make sure I never go off my med. schedule, and make sure I thouroughly wean off all medications, because I remember the horrible times I went thru. I suggest you either go back on a small amt. and continue weaning , or you have to wait it out. Do you really need something for anxiety and/or depression ? Try another medication, celexa is a very close med. to Lexapro or there are totally different meds. Just a suggestion. I don't know why you went off in the first place. Just trying to help.
Sounds like you need to reconsider being on medication if you are suffering from anxiety and depression. The alternative is no way to live. Once your mood is stable again, try exercise, healthy eating and proper sleep. They really help alot.
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