I have been taking lexapro and klonopin for generalized anxiety disorder. I started on this regimen after titrating off elavil over 6 months which I was taking for 9 years for IBS. Came off of elavil due to a thick sticky saliva and bad taste in my mouth. I started on the klonopin because I was literally shaking after I came off the elavil. Started in January of 2009 - at the peak I was on 1.75 mg of klonopin and 20 mg. of lexapro. With great distress I first got off the klonopin - took 6 months and I have been off for 6 weeks. I have also reduced the lexapro from 20 mg. to 10 mg. in 6 weeks. The reduction in lexapro has made me sweat less, sleep better, be less foggy, improve my vision wihich was impacted and help my saliva problem which I still have. On the other hand, I am dizzy at times, nauseated, have a dull headache where at times my eyeballs hurt, have a queasy stomach that gurgles alot and at time feel like I was hit over the head with a sledgehammer.
Could someone suggest an appropriate titration schedule to get off the remaining 10 mg. of lexapro - as I do this I never feel good - I get to the point where my symptoms are bearable and then go down again - they are never good - I have been in drug withdrawal starting with elavil for about 1.5 years.