... breakdown... doctor insisted I go back on an antidepressant; Lexapro. I've been taking 5mg for 1 month and feel horrible... constant migraines and diarrhea. I want to stop taking it and go a natural route, do I still need to do a tapering off? I started taking one every other day then plant to take 1 and skip 2 days, take 1 and skip 3 days etc., until I'm off of it. Do I need to do this since I've only taken it 1 month?
Yes, you will need to taper off. You can cut down to 1/2 dose one time daily for a week then cut down to 1/2 dose every other day for a week then you can stop. You still might get some withdrawal symptoms but if at all, they will be mild because you haven't been on Lexapro very long. Good Luck and take care.
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