So I started to take lexapro when I was 10 years old and I was off and then another kind and another well since a bout 4 years I started back again with orders from my doctor and I thought it would help my anxiety , panic attacks and while it seem to help one day my head went completely numb I xant think right , cant concentrate my emotions change and is been 4 years feeling this so after much thought I spoke with my doctor and I'm getting off of lexapro I was in 1mlg and now I'm in 0.5mg im scared cause I felt the effects but I cant keep feeling like this . Anyone can share if they also feel like me , I just dont wanna feel like is just me feeling this and I'm alone I have a support team but is hard when you dont know if there is a light at the end of a tunnel.
I’m an ex-Lexapro patient. Was on 10mg, then 20mg a day. After 4 years, my doc let me wean off for 2 months. I didn’t realize it came is .5mg unless maybe 5mg. and not half of one mg? Thought .5 meant half but you don’t sound happy so just wanted to see if you’re getting all of the information about Lexapro and others like it. Once you’re off Lexapro and can start/try a different medication, hopefully they’re letting you know. Of course it’s not Lexapro or nothing. You have other options. I haven’t had anything for a year but am picking up Duloxotine tomorrow, prescribed by the same doctor that I tried Lexapro with. Can’t tell from your post if you’re planning to try something else, but if you aren’t, maybe think about it. If you have a chemical imbalance, Lexapro didn’t help, and you keep feeling bad, talk about a different option. Also, think about the possibility that what you were originally prescribed one medication for may be a little changed. If your issues over time have new, unwanted effects on your sense of well being, so many options are available and some weren’t even around when you started Lexapro. Hope you feel better.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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