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MelissaJai wants to go off Lexapro


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I started taking 20mg of Lexapro in 2006. In 2011 I was put on 40mg of Lexapro.  In the past few months I haven't felt as though Lexapro was working for me anymore and went to my local GP to discuss my options. For 7 days he had me take only 20mg a day and since last Friday (only 4 days ago) to stop it all together. After finding this site today and reading what everyone has posted I now know why I am feeling so sick that I can hardly function. If anyone can please help me in working out how to ween of this drug I would be so grateful. My dr doesnt seem to realise how this has impacted me, even though I told him last wk. 

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  • 2 years later...

Melissa i am so so sorry that your post wasn't replied to.


Did you manage to stabilize, are you able to give an update on your current status...tapering ..holding ....drug free..?


I hope you found the info you needed at sa.



Thought for the day: Lets stand up, and let’s speak out , together. G Olsen

We have until the 14th. Feb 2018. 

URGENT REQUEST Please consider submitting  for the petition on Prescribed Drug Dependence and Withdrawal currently awaiting its third consideration at the Scottish Parliament. You don't even have to be from Scotland. By clicking on the link below you can read some of the previous submissions but be warned many of them are quite harrowing.


Please tell them about your problems taking and withdrawing from antidepressants and/or benzos.

Send by email to petitions@parliament.scot and quote PE01651 in the subject heading. Keep to a maximum of 3 sides of A4 and you can't name for legal reasons any doctor you have consulted. Tell them if you wish to remain anonymous. We need the numbers to help convince the committee members we are not isolated cases. You have until mid February. Thank you

Recovering paxil addict

None of the published articles shed light on what ssri's ... actually do or what their hazards might be. Healy 2013. 

This is so true, with anything you get on these drugs, dependance, tapering, withdrawal symptoms, side effects, just silent. And if there is something mentioned then their is a serious disconnect between what is said and reality! 

  "Every time I read of a multi-person shooting, I always presume that person had just started a SSRI or had just stopped."  Dr Mosher. Me too! 

Over two decades later, the number of antidepressant prescriptions a year is slightly more than the number of people in the Western world. Most (nine out of 10) prescriptions are for patients who faced difficulties on stopping, equating to about a tenth of the population. These patients are often advised to continue treatment because their difficulties indicate they need ongoing treatment, just as a person with diabetes needs insulin. Healy 2015

I believe the ssri era will soon stand as one of the most shameful in the history of medicine. Healy 2015

Let people help people ... in a natural, kind, non-addictive (and non-big pharma) way. J Broadley 2017



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