Taper down 5 mg for 7 days at a time
Do not quit "cold turkey" due to risk of heart attack or stroke: serotonin is involved in a huge multitude of body functions.
If you have no $$, go to a free clinic and get the medication from them: every county has one, and by law, they have to treat you free of charge and provide you with medication.
Please, we don't want to lose you.
During the tapering off, you will feel miserable. After you are completely off, you will continue to feel miserable for about a month (I'm on day 10 of 0 Lexapro, switched to Elavil), but at least by tapering off, you won't risk death.
Healing on your path,
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