... but after I start feeling like myself I discontinue taking it. Anyone else in a similar yo-yo situation with the drug? I've been prescribed 10mg and I don't really have the side effects when I quit so I always think I can do without when I feel better
Hi jimgee53, I'm also one of those who can use Lexapro only when I need it. For me, it's the best AntiD I've ever used.I can start taking it at 10mg and it starts working within 2 days. I stay on it for as long as I need too,sometimes a month, and sometimes a bit longer.I also have extreme GAD so I am on Xanax as well though,and use that on a daily basis.So you might consider that fact as well.We all need to remember that all of us are very different in how we need to use these AntiD's.As for me, I see absolutely no benefit to using these types of meds if I can handle the depression on my own.It's when I can't function in day to day life that I turn to Lexapro,and it put's me back in a place where I can function.I feel like I have more control over Lexapro,since I CAN go without it. I've been off of it for almost 3 years,but I know I'll likely need it again. But, like you, it has no side affects for me, either when taking it or stopping it. I suggest doing what your mind is telling YOU, and NOT what other people say.
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