I have been taking lexapro 10mg for 8 months for postpartum anxiety and depression. After 6 months of talk therapy and some lifestyle changes I have felt like stopping the lexapro. My dr. said I would not have any side effects from going cold turkey off of 10 mg. I stopped a week ago. I have been exhausted all week and yesterday started feeling some extreme vertigo, hot flashes and nauseousness. I called my psychiatrist and they cannot get me in for 2 weeks. Infuriating. I am wondering if I should go back on 5 mg to lessen withdrawal symptoms or if it is almost of of my body since it have been a week? How long typically will withdrawal last? Anything I can do to lessen symptoms?