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It's important to work with your doctor on this and they know how much to eliminate from week-to-week. DON'T DO THIS ON YOUR OWN!

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Best way to wean off Lexapro?

The best way to wean of Lexapro is to work with your doctor. With your doctor's permission, you can shave off a little bit of your pill each day and take the remaining part. Pretty soon there will e nothing left and you will be off Lexapro.


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How can you wean yourself off Lexapro if you were on 10mg for one month and stopped abruptly but had severe withdrawal symptoms so you started on 5mg but it makes you feel bad?

I'm not a doctor, .It's really important to never "wean yourself" off any medication. Matter of fact, never make any change to a directive given about a prescription w/o your doctor. Lexapro and other anti-deps. are serious drugs. There isn't enough information out there to help you and your unique situation. We all try to help each other on these chats, but all any of us can do is give from personal experience. My doctor is taking 2 months to wean me off Lexapro. I'm so tempted to just stop, but know I better follow his directions. Note on the above: Well, then how do you expect people to come off it? It's WAY better to wean off it then just stop it. Those are the exact words my doctor gave me, so putting them in quotes and telling someone never to do it, is stupid. ESPECIALLY if it's doctor directed it's absolutely FINE to wean off of it, in fact, it's the only way you want to come off of any antidepressants. And doctors don't always give clear directions. Despite asking for clarification my doctors directions for weaning off were quite vague, so I imagine it isn't all that specific or dangerous a process, or he'd be asking for a malpractice suit.


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You should wean yourself slowly from this medication as withdrawal and side effects can be uncomfortable. Wean yourself off slowly by 25 to 50 mg - almost identically to the way in which you started taking the drug - under the supervision of your physician.


Have stopped taking Lexapro and Cymbalta cold turkey experiencing severe sucidial thoughts I need help?

call your doc. tell her what you did. she'll probably want you to restart taking them as directed again and if you really want to come off of them then do it the way you know you should - with a good wean under your prescribing clinicians care.


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No you cannot. Taking different drugs at once is dangerous and not recommended. By the way, Lexapro is better.


What is the best way to wean off Celexa?

I just weaned myself off of Celexa. I was on 40mg a day. I cut the dose in half each week (40/20/10/5) and then stopped. I have had NO side effects or withdrawal symptoms. I actually feel BETTER now that I am off of it....another way is to wean off 60mg is 20mg each week till you reach twenty and stop taking it...or you can take ten for a week if the withdrawals bother you and then stop...I stopped at twenty and felt some withdrawals like head shocks and irritation for like 2-3 days then it went away...doctor said it was an ok way getting off it...


How long should it take to wean off of 20 mg of Lexapro after taking for 1 and half years?

It depends on the individual. It could be anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Try breaking the pill in half and taking that for a week. See if any unpleasant effects emerge. But before you do anything, call your psychiatrist and ask what is the most effective way of tapering of your antidepressant.


Lexapro 10 mg enough to start up with?

10 is a reasonable amount. If you start with too much sometimes it makes you even worse. I've been through that with Lexapro already. Seriously, low dosage and work your way up. It pays off. 10 is a reasonable amount. If you start with too much sometimes it makes you even worse. I've been through that with Lexapro already. Seriously, low dosage and work your way up. It pays off.

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