I've taken 40mg for 3 yrs. then 60mg for 1 yr. I have new insurance and they won't pay. I had to stop cold turkey and am sick, sick; major brain zaps for a week now, contraction like stomach cramps, crying... took the last 2 days off work. Everything I'm reading only says to take up to 20mg a day. Did my dr over medicate me?I also take trazadone, klonipin, and adderal
Hi, I'm new to this site so only just started reading posts. I was on lexapro for 6 years, only went up to 20mg at the end but it was no longer working for me. The doctor switched me to prozac and it was awful so after 3 months I'd had enough and the doctor told me it was ok to just stop. As you have found, this isn't the way to do it. I've been off the lexapro for just over a year now and I'm still struggling through the withdrawal.
I hope someone else chimes in with answers because I don't know about your dose, it may depend on why you were prescribed. I'm still learning myself. There's a site www.paxilprogress.org that I go on that is great, and it's got a wealth of information and the moderators have been through withdrawal stuff themselves or with family members.
I'm not knocking this site, just haven't had much of a chance to look round it yet and I'm a bit concerned that after 15 hours you have no responses.
Hope you get some answers soon.
symptoms of too much lexapro include dizziness, sweating, nausea, vomiting, tremor, somnolence, sinus tachycardia, and convulsions. The suggested dosage of Lexapro for the treatment of depression or anxiety ranges from 10 mg to 20 mg daily so 60 mg sounds a bit high to me...
I had 5 days of withdrawl due to a doctor not refilling a prescription without an appointment and I was a mess! I had no impulse control and basically wanted to rail on anyone who gave me half a reason to. I missed my turn off on the highway - don't even remember seeing it and found myself in the next county - talk about a brain blurb! I'm also getting the brain zaps - quite trippy!
I would suggest getting some GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid) - you can find it at the health food stores in the amino acid vitamin section. GABA is the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system. It plays a role in regulating neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system. It's kind of like a natural Xanax and appears to reduce anxiety and promote a sense of calm. It has some of the building blocks of tryptophane and helps promote healthy sleep. In addition to its use for improving relaxation/sleep, supplemental GABA may also enhance growth hormone (GH) release. This seems to help with weight regulation... what a plus!
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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