I feel fine and would like to quit completely. Is it ok to just stop taking the pills
Chapac; NO it takes much longer to taper off of this medication.Is your doctor helping you come off of this medication let the doctor know what you are doing. but you have to taper this much longer time period.You well be feeling much worse if you stopped it now.Most people alway have problems for even months later.There is no real hurry you need a better tapering dose and don't do it without your doctor's help. You well regret it big time.Have a good evening
You don't mention the milligrams you are taking or the time frame you have been tapering. You may feel fine now, but may experience some withdrawal effects once you stop completely if you haven't tapered slowly.
You can try The Road Back program that helps you with the withdrawal through vitamins and supplements an dthere is another one called No Return. I am starting The Road Back program. I have been on 10mg Lex for over 7 years for Generalized Anxiety Disorder but wanted off after hypnotherapy really helped me. I use hypnosis CDs daily to help relax before bed. I went slowly going from 10 to 7.5mg over 1.5 months with no symptoms except for burping. My problem was when I went down to 5 mg daily. I was burping more and seemed more anxious and felt brain fog and fatigue. I went back up to 7.5mg today to stabilize and then I will not taper more than 10% per month or longer.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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