What are you calling flu like symptoms? Headache, body aches, chest congestion, fatigue, fever over 100? Or more like cold symptoms, runny nose, fever 100 or less, sneezing, etc.? is anyone else in your family, work, etc. having the same problem? It is always possible to have more than one thing wrong.
The reason I ask is that it helps to know more about your condition so we may help you. Also if you have seen a doctor lately.
This took me a while to research, but an answer was difficult to come by as you are coming OFF Lexapro. If you were ON Lexapro, general flu-like symptoms happen in 5% of cases, but generally go away.
Since you have been off for 8 weeks, and assuming you tapered off and your last dosage was 1-4 weeks of a very low dosage (perhaps even every other day at the end), I would say you have the flu or allergies.
Not being a doctor, I suggest go see one and get a real opinion. This is allergy season in most parts of the country. That could be the issue or you could just be sick from something else.
Now, if you just QUIT Lexapro 8 weeks ago, then go see your doctor NOW, goodness only knows what is going on inside you. The side effects of sudden cessation are terrible and would have manifested themselves long before 8 weeks.
Either way, go visit that nice friendly doctor person and see what they have to say.
One last thing, since you are not on Lexapro, what are you taking for your depression? Everyone here wants you to be well. Please let us know.
Thanks for letting me try to help.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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