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I am on Lexapro and I have been on it now for 6 months. I was taking Paxil for 3 weeks and stopped that cold turkey but I also started taking the Lexapro when I stopped the Paxil. I think you should be fine because you have only been taking it for 2 weeks and it takes about 4 - 6 weeks to build up to a pharmacutical dosage. Now I also think you might have a little of withdrawl symptoms but I'm not sure about that. You should call a pharmacist and they will be able to tell you what to expect for only taking Lexapro for 2 weeks. Why do you want to stop taking it anyway? I think Lexapro is great. In the begining it made me feel tired and like I didn't care about anything but after a few weeks I was great. I gained some weight taking it but I rather be chubby that anxious/panicy all the time.

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Q: Can you quit taking 10 mg of Lexapro cold turkey after only taking it for two weeks?
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