SSRIs like Lexapro need to be tapered off of and not stopped 'cold turkey,' in my opinion. You should always start, adjust dose, and stop these types of medications under the advice of your prescribing doctor. Coming off of SSRIs can and do have withdrawal effects in my opinion, but coming off it slowly can minimize them in my experience...keep us posted!
Thanks for the response. The weird thing is is that my doctor told me to just stop it after I stated that I was developing a rash on it. He said I hadnt been on it long enough to warrant tapering. I wish these docs knew a little more about what they are giving people. My nausea is a little better but it still feels like something is trying to come out of my head and my skin itches quite bad I have heard that these things can last up to a few weeks even so I guess I am prepared to fight through it.
I started taking Lexapro back in June but had to stop it because of an allergic reaction. I was actually itching from the Lexapro and yes I did stop it cold turkey. I was on benadryl for a couple of days which helped alleviate the itchiness. Has you dr told you take anything for the reaction?
I agree that we are not suppose to stop these meds cold turkey and I think the only reason I was told too was because I was on the lowest dose possible and I was having a bad allergic reaction to it.
What you are experiencing could be withdrawal. I would put a call into your dr and see what he/she says. They might tell you to take something like benadryl.
I really hope you start feeling better soon. Please keep us posted....Lots of luck....
I also have withdrawal symptoms from Lexapor the worse is skin itching and not being able to sleep at nights because of the itching. Tried almost everything over the counter with no relief. Wish there was an answer.
It is definitely w/d from Lexapro. I have been off a week and have hives and itching all over by body, shoulder and back ache nausea.