Thank you so much for writing us your success story! We have a place for them now and it's people like you who take the time out of your busy lives, who obviously care about others, and are willing to share the pain and agony and the eventual release that offers so much hope to the rest of us. Congratulations on your withdrawl.........you are a true inspiration. I hope you will come back often and offer your support to those who are going through the same hell you did. Your God made you find us for a reason!
i am going to be facing this soon weaning off of last drug zoloft. it is great to hear your success. i was on multiple meds after a hospital stay and they fried the cranium a bit i was only experiencing this for two weeks and was sure i had permanent brain damage, the people on this forum got me through it. i am really inspired by your determination'
i have been on 30mg of cipralex for four years following an auto accident. I don't have a support system and have been unable to take drug as perscribed. As of the last three days I am cold turkey. Today very bad cannot control crying, my head is pounding has anyone had to detox this way? Pleasehelp me I'm a mess
This post literally brought tears to my eyes. I've been scrolling through the web these last few weeks and this is the first time I can honestly relate to someone else. I was on Cipralex 20 mg for 12 years (21-33) and have weaned off them the last 8 months with the help of a homeopath. In 3 days it will be 3 weeks since I've been completely off the meds and I must say this past week has seen a lot of highs and lows for me. I've had all the symptoms you've described - Sore dry eyes which I never heard anyone else say, terrible insomnia but I'm so tired :( bad nausea to the point I think I might throw up, headaches, flu like symptoms, emotional and of course bouts of anxiety to the point where I don't think I'll ever come out either. Reading your time line has given me reassurance that I will come out of this like you. I'm so proud of you that you were able to overcome the withdrawals and I thank you so much for sharing your success story!
Thank you for taking the time to write this post, that is so nice of you. I try to tell myself that there must be people out there who have had success weaning ohh Lexapro, they just don’t share their experience.
I have been on Lex for almost 7 years, for panic attacks after the sudden death of my father. First on 10 mgs, after about three years taper to 5 mgs with the help of my doctor, did not do very well so decided to stabilize first before continuing with the taper, but then I lost my mom and thought it wasn’t a good time to stop. Now it’s been 3 years on 5 mg and 10 days ago I cut to 2.5. I’ve had headaches, fatigue, crying spells and just a weird sensation in my brain that I don’t think are the zaps, more like a brief dizzy spell accompanied by a feeling of being homesick, I can’t really explain it. I have almost no support system, 2 young girls to look after 100 percent on my own and feel so overwhelmed, but I’m determined to continue. I’ll do it slowly though, I’ll keep taking 2.5 for at least 2 months. I hope you continue to feel better. And to every one on this journey I wish the best.