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What are the side effects of stopping taking Lexapro?

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September 13, 2011 9:14PM

Side Effects of Weaning of Lexapro

I just finished taking Lexapro (20 Mg. once a day) two weeks ago after weaning off of it for a week. The side effects lasted a little more than a week and for me they including dizziness and nausea, and irritability. I took dramamine for the dizziness and nausea and just had to wait for the irritability to taper off, which it did. I also had some sleeplessness but I drank herbal tea before bed and also took some Tylenol pm's. It's been a little over two weeks now and I feel fine. I was on Lexapro for 3 years. Some people say the side effects are much worse than what I have stated but it's worth working through it - I feel so much better.