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after20ys:Sixth months titrating down from Lexapro, at 6ml and heading toward 0


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I am grateful that this forum exists.  There is so little information out there about this process of slowly quitting an SRI!  I feel determined to this, if only to see if my body really needs the med I have been on for 20 years.  I feel in no danger of a reoccurance of depression, having done so much therapy work over a lifetime.  If there is a chance that it is possible to separate from this Rx, I would like to do so.


I would also like to know if others have done it after such a long-term use.  (I am 65.)


I would also like to know if begin very tired is one of the symptoms of coming off of esitalapram.




Escitalopram 10, slow taper down started in Nov., '21. 

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There are a lot of people your age, younger and older that have successfully tapered off of Lexapro. I am one of them, and I am not much younger than you. It took me almost 5 years to taper off of 10 mg. We don't suggest tapering more than 10% a month, and some go much slower than that.


Why taper by 10% of my dosage?


Tips for tapering off escitalopram (Lexapro)


Dr. Joseph Glenmullen's withdrawal symptom checklist


Keep it Simple, Slow and Stable


Brain Remodelling


We don't suggest supplements on here except 2 as they can be stimulating to the nervous system. If you want to try one, try it in a small amount, wait a few days before introducing the other.



Omega-3 Fish Oil


After you have read these links, please reach out to us with any questions you may have.

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal, Prilosec and Zantac from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, Krill oil.

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day. April 1, 2021 went back on 1mg a day. Started tapering May 19, 2023. July 28, 2023-approximately .87mg. Dr. fast tapered me at the end and realized he messed up. Prescribe it again and I am doing "slower than a turtle" taper.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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