I want to get off of lexapro. I was without it for a few days.Very scary. Feel sick,completely out of whack. Don"t feel like I can function.
Lexapro is not an opoid type medication although it can cause withdrawal symptoms when stopped abruptly. It is best to taper off this medication slowly over time. Depending on how much you were taking, cutting the dosage in half for a couple of weeks, then going to everyother day for a couple of weeks before stopping should prevent any withdrawals.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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