I started taking Lexapro 20mg earlier this year, after awhile however I became sick of it and around July stopped it straight off. No tapering. Just off instantly, yes i know it was a really stupid idea (though i probably wasn't thinking straight when i stopped in the first place... ) and it wasn't without consuquences. Its been about 3-4 months since I have taken any anti-depressant, and i have started taking a note of somethings. My short term memory feels as if its deteriorated, my mind has had moments of... flat zoning out, and I think there might be some anxiety problems as of late. I want to know how long could these problems last at the longest? Know, that I realize it was stupid of me to go against doctor's orders, I just don't like taking medicine that makes me feel... not me.
Hello johniver1. True not a good idea to against a doctors suggestion. Well, its past. I might be way of base here, but it be you need to go back on another medication. I believe the symptons you mentioned, could all be the result of being anxious. You should discuss whats been happening to you with your doctor and ask your her/him about another drug such as zoloft, celexa, or paxil. Either one of these will be a good replacement or alternative to the lexapro. wishing you the best
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