Best Answer

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.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2006-09-10 13:51:13
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Focus on Core Concepts

Try to have a straight schedule

Learn from people

Try to rest and meditate

See all cards
45 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Can you quit taking 10 mg of Lexapro cold turkey after only taking it for two weeks?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Can you stop taking lexapro 10mg per day with no side affects?

My friend stopped taking Lexapro 10 mg cold turkey and was pretty bad off for 3 weeks. I would not suggest this approach.

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


Can you take NyQuil while taking Lexapro?

While taking Lexapro, should I take NyQuil while I have a cold?

If you are on lexapro for just 6 weeks do you need to ween off?

To be realistic, probably yes. I had been on Lexapro for 4 weeks and decided to quit "cold turkey." I was taking 10 mg. I quit 6 days ago and I'm experiencing the withdrawal symptoms: nausea, lightheaded, dizziness and headaches. I hope that this doesn't last too much longer but if you do decide to quit on your own just be prepared not to feel so great for at least 2 weeks.

Have recently stopped taking 20mg Lexapro after almost two years Has anyone experienced itching symptoms from Lexapro Withdrawal?

I am on my fourth day of quitting Lexapro cold turkey. Yes, I am itching! I am hoping that this goes away, along with a nagging dizziness if I turn my head too fast or stand up abruptly

What is the recommended way to stop taking Lexapro?

Absolutely ween!!! DO NOT STOP COLD TURKEY!! My doctor wrote a schedule of weaning off of 20 mg over 6 weeks. It has helped a lot, and I am having minimal withdrawl symptoms. The fatigue seems to be the worst. I am taking a super complex B and fish oil- which seem to help.

I have been taking 20 Mg lexapro for 3 months and stopped cold-turkey what are the side effects?

I have been on Lexapro for over 3 years and stopped cold turkey. I have the 'head sparks' and have had them for 3 weeks now. It has definitely interfered with concentration which causes agitation and irritability. I have also not had one night without seriously bizarre dreams that last the entire night. Whatever it takes, it can't last forever and can't say Lexapro did anything for me but cause serious weight gain. It's easier to deal with life than to mask it with medication; I recommend getting involved in self help books.

How do you quit Lexapro cold turkey?

I would not recommend quiting cold turkey - you need to quit over several weeks lowering your dose each week. When you do finally quit you may experience some side effects such as dizzyness, nausea, and sleeplessness. That's what happened to me. It lasted for about two weeks but I found that taking some dramamine helped with the dizzyness and nausea. A few Tylenol PM's helped me get to sleep. I feel so much better being off this drug - the two weeks of feeling not so great were worth it!

Does stopping taking lexapro make you hungry and dizzy?

Yes, it can. You should not quit taking mental health drugs without the advice of a physician and cutting back slowly. Going off them cold turkey can cause serious side effects.

Can you suffer cold turkey not taking severodol?

can not say

How long do withdrawal symptoms last from stopping lexapro cold turkey?

It is not recommended to stop Lexapro cold turkey. Everyone's withdrawal period is different, and the amount of time it takes to be fully off the drug depends on many factors. Check out this link for information on the topic:

Can Lexapro withdrawal lead to dizziness?

yes!!! I experienced it even when I went from taking 10mg for a week to 10 mg every other day to taking the medicine every few days...never just stop cold turkey, you will go through hell!

People also asked