He did get off too quickly and yes these are the kind of withdrawal effects that people have. It will go away,usually in about two weeks, but if not, or terribly distressful, he can go back on a low dose of lexapro every other or every third day until the symptoms go away, then go off of the medication by increasing the interval...every 4th or 5th day with no symptoms, then stop.
I've been withdrawing from Lexapro as well, at least I think that is what it is. I was on 10mg every day for a year or so, then went down to five for a couple months, then to 2.5 every day for about 3 weeks, stopped that, then started having symptoms of dizziness, headaches, "brain zaps", irritability, difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to noise and light. I started taking 2.5mg again, every other day for about two weeks. I stopped taking it 3 days ago, severe symptoms again. I can't work like this: mistakes in my job duties could be detrimental to my clients. Is there anything I can do? Will it get better every day? How long will I have to endure this? I have ativan, 0.5mg I almost never took, for anxiety a week before my menstral cycle. I took maybe 2 tabs a month. I've read that it might help with this?
I wanted to go off Lexapro as I had been taking it for depression, but I had increasingly difficulty concentrating and wanted to try to exercise more and use a more natural approach to deal with my depression
Thanks for any help you can give!