Is the worst of the Lexapro withdrawal over?

Know the answer? Share your knowledge and answer this Depression question.


Take Action

< Depression Questions

Questions About Depression

Is the worst of the Lexapro withdrawal over?
I took 10mg of Lexapro for 6 months due to anxiety problems. None of the clinical studies for lexapro & anxiety lasted more than 6 months, I was gaining weight and the jaw clenching side effect never went away. So I decided to stop taking them. I took one every other day for two weeks, and then took a half a pill every three days or so for a week and then stopped taking them. It's been two weeks -- so far the withdrawal isn't so bad -- I'm woozy and irritable, but I also have a bad sinus infection and minor respiratory infection right now, so I would feel like this anyway. Is the worst of the withdrawal likely over?
Are you coming off them with a doctors help? Coming off Lexapro alone can be dangerous and doctors can help you through it. It sounds like you suffered from some common side affects but i know from experience that there not pleasant :). If you haven't done so already i would speak with your doctor and he will give you an idea of what you need to do from here. All the best.
It sounds like you've done a good job of getting off the Lexapro, congrats =) You should be over the worst of it, you should feel better soon. Hopefully, the anxiety problems will not return. I had a psychiatrist once who told me I could just stop taking 20 mg Lexapro - without weaning off of it. That was really awful!! The "brain zaps" would almost make me lose my balance, if I was standing up. Best of luck to you =) .


Learn what Depression is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Depression Causes
What causes Depression? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Depression Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Depression? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Depression Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Depression Symptoms
What are the Depression symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Depression Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

Take Action

Screening for Depression
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Depression.
Depression Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Depression Prevention
How can you prevent Depression? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Depression Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Depression treatment options are available?
Depression Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Depression Doctors
Find a Doctor
Do you need to contact a doctor about Depression? Select a location to find a specialist in your area.

Featured Articles

5 Facts To Know About Depression
By janefarrell2

Depression, a serious and potentially life-threatening condition, affects 14.8 million American adults, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The percentage of seniors who have Read more →
Depression & Diabetes Linked to Early Death in Seniors
By Third Age

A study led by the University of Californina, Los Angeles and published in June 2014 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that among adults 65 and older with diabetes, depression is Read more →
10 Facts About Depression
By janefarrell2

By Dr. Prakash Masand May is Mental Health Month, and a time to bring awareness to the many conditions that make up mental illness. One of the most common is depression. Unfortunately, many people Read more →

Latest Articles

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright ©2014 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved. Source: EBSCO