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Good day I would like to hear sincere advice. I started taking Cipralex 10 mg after an 
 uterus myomas operation for severe headaches. When I started taking this medicine, I had a serious side effect, I suffered from it and thought it should be. Insomnia occurs, there was high anxiety, inequality, headache, nausea, dizziness. It all lasted about six weeks.


 Five months later, with the permission of a doctor, I try to stop taking medication, but this is almost impossible. High anxiety and fear (it was not against drug abuse). The burning body, headache and whole body, the doctor does not know what to do. I do not need to take drugs for 10 days.

 

Please advise what to do, how can I overcome these exclusion cases? How long will it last?start to understand why many people take medication for a long time, it is not possible to stop them directly, and feel less well off than before taking medication.

 

 When I reduced my medication, I took 5 mg for one month, then in a week at 2.5 mg and I completely stopped. Now I'm taking vitamin c, b vitamins, minerals, omega 3. My doctor's only advice is to go back to medicine. I also go to psychotherapy, KET.If you did not have depression before taking medication, then such a terrible symptom might really occur.

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Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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Welcome, Asta.

 

I am sorry you have had these adverse reactions and your doctor kept you on this drug.

 

If I were you, I would take 1mg Cipralex immediately. This topic explains how to take a small amount Tips for tapering off Lexapro (escitalopram)  Your doctor may be able to order the liquid form, or you can make your own with water.

 

A small amount may be all that's needed to stop withdrawal symptoms. You would stay on 1mg for some time and then taper off by tiny amounts later. Please let us know how you're doing.


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Thanks for the reply!

 

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Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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Welcome Asta,

This will act as your own personal introduction/journal page.  It's your introduction to the community, as well a place to post questions regarding your own withdrawal journey, updates, and for communication around the same.  Feel free to explore the site a bit and get familiar.

 

If you could do a signature for us that would be very helpful.  This is the section that you see below our posts.

 

I'll include a couple links to areas that you may find helpful right now:

About reinstating

What is withdrawal syndrome

The windows and waves pattern of stabilization

 

Try and read through these when you can, especially the first one if you do decide to reinstate the 1 mg dose of Cipralex.

The first posts in all of these are very educational and informative.

 

Please keep us updated and feel free to post any questions you may have right here.

 

Again, welcome aboard......I like to call us the surviving antidepressants survival ship,

Love, peace, healing, and growth,

mmt

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Started with psycho meds circa 1988 I think 27 or 28 total.

AD's, antpsychotics, antiseizure mood stabilizers. Lithium, lamictal ,benzos, and stimulants. Some med. for narcolepsy once(Provigil,) Gabapentin........probably more.  Ask me?......I probably was on it.  Haphazard W/D's by Dr. recommend or uneducated self.

10/2014- off Lexapro--had been on highest dose 10 mg. then 5 mg. for a couple of years, went from 5 mg. to 3 mg. liquid and then CT in hospital(voluntary).  I got out of the hospital on a combination of low dose adderal salts x1/day and trileptal 150mg. x2/day.

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!

 

3/21/2016---I did some unwise updosing of trileptal/oxcarbazepine with some stressful stuff......doubled the above dose x2 during this last wave but began liquifying again and on approximately 68mg. starting today.  11/12//2016 24 mg. oxcarbazepine  12/9/2016 off oxcarbazepine/trileptal!!!! :) optimistic  2016 December 9- completely off all medications!!!!!

Omega3's,EPA +DHA= 1800 mg/day. Magnesium complex, orally, diluted in a liter of H2O(that I can shake up.....it usually dissolves more completely as the water gets down to room temperature) and/or Epsom salt baths prn.   Vit. C, D3, and E.  B12, melatonin tapered to 1mg., and bioidentical hormones sublingually.  Trace mineral drops.  L-lysine.  L-methylfolate=400 mcg plus daily spinach. Totally ready for a good long window to hit soon and getting better strings of full days and partial days along the way.  Definite improvement overall since I first arrived on the SA survivor ship.  Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.  None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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Asta,

On 8/10/2018 at 5:55 AM, Asta said:

I also go to psychotherapy, KET.

I meant to ask what is KET?   Is that a form of therapy or Ketamine?  I'm hoping it's a psychotherapy.


Started with psycho meds circa 1988 I think 27 or 28 total.

AD's, antpsychotics, antiseizure mood stabilizers. Lithium, lamictal ,benzos, and stimulants. Some med. for narcolepsy once(Provigil,) Gabapentin........probably more.  Ask me?......I probably was on it.  Haphazard W/D's by Dr. recommend or uneducated self.

10/2014- off Lexapro--had been on highest dose 10 mg. then 5 mg. for a couple of years, went from 5 mg. to 3 mg. liquid and then CT in hospital(voluntary).  I got out of the hospital on a combination of low dose adderal salts x1/day and trileptal 150mg. x2/day.

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!

 

3/21/2016---I did some unwise updosing of trileptal/oxcarbazepine with some stressful stuff......doubled the above dose x2 during this last wave but began liquifying again and on approximately 68mg. starting today.  11/12//2016 24 mg. oxcarbazepine  12/9/2016 off oxcarbazepine/trileptal!!!! :) optimistic  2016 December 9- completely off all medications!!!!!

Omega3's,EPA +DHA= 1800 mg/day. Magnesium complex, orally, diluted in a liter of H2O(that I can shake up.....it usually dissolves more completely as the water gets down to room temperature) and/or Epsom salt baths prn.   Vit. C, D3, and E.  B12, melatonin tapered to 1mg., and bioidentical hormones sublingually.  Trace mineral drops.  L-lysine.  L-methylfolate=400 mcg plus daily spinach. Totally ready for a good long window to hit soon and getting better strings of full days and partial days along the way.  Definite improvement overall since I first arrived on the SA survivor ship.  Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.  None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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Cognitive behavioral therapy.

 

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Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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Okay.....good.  Thanks, that was fast.  So glad it's not Ketamine.....  I just wanted to clarify.

B)


Started with psycho meds circa 1988 I think 27 or 28 total.

AD's, antpsychotics, antiseizure mood stabilizers. Lithium, lamictal ,benzos, and stimulants. Some med. for narcolepsy once(Provigil,) Gabapentin........probably more.  Ask me?......I probably was on it.  Haphazard W/D's by Dr. recommend or uneducated self.

10/2014- off Lexapro--had been on highest dose 10 mg. then 5 mg. for a couple of years, went from 5 mg. to 3 mg. liquid and then CT in hospital(voluntary).  I got out of the hospital on a combination of low dose adderal salts x1/day and trileptal 150mg. x2/day.

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!

 

3/21/2016---I did some unwise updosing of trileptal/oxcarbazepine with some stressful stuff......doubled the above dose x2 during this last wave but began liquifying again and on approximately 68mg. starting today.  11/12//2016 24 mg. oxcarbazepine  12/9/2016 off oxcarbazepine/trileptal!!!! :) optimistic  2016 December 9- completely off all medications!!!!!

Omega3's,EPA +DHA= 1800 mg/day. Magnesium complex, orally, diluted in a liter of H2O(that I can shake up.....it usually dissolves more completely as the water gets down to room temperature) and/or Epsom salt baths prn.   Vit. C, D3, and E.  B12, melatonin tapered to 1mg., and bioidentical hormones sublingually.  Trace mineral drops.  L-lysine.  L-methylfolate=400 mcg plus daily spinach. Totally ready for a good long window to hit soon and getting better strings of full days and partial days along the way.  Definite improvement overall since I first arrived on the SA survivor ship.  Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.  None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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😊


Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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Hi Asta,

And yikes.  I forgot to give you a key information link:

why taper by 10%

So there you go.....

 

L, P, H, and G,

mmt


Started with psycho meds circa 1988 I think 27 or 28 total.

AD's, antpsychotics, antiseizure mood stabilizers. Lithium, lamictal ,benzos, and stimulants. Some med. for narcolepsy once(Provigil,) Gabapentin........probably more.  Ask me?......I probably was on it.  Haphazard W/D's by Dr. recommend or uneducated self.

10/2014- off Lexapro--had been on highest dose 10 mg. then 5 mg. for a couple of years, went from 5 mg. to 3 mg. liquid and then CT in hospital(voluntary).  I got out of the hospital on a combination of low dose adderal salts x1/day and trileptal 150mg. x2/day.

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!

 

3/21/2016---I did some unwise updosing of trileptal/oxcarbazepine with some stressful stuff......doubled the above dose x2 during this last wave but began liquifying again and on approximately 68mg. starting today.  11/12//2016 24 mg. oxcarbazepine  12/9/2016 off oxcarbazepine/trileptal!!!! :) optimistic  2016 December 9- completely off all medications!!!!!

Omega3's,EPA +DHA= 1800 mg/day. Magnesium complex, orally, diluted in a liter of H2O(that I can shake up.....it usually dissolves more completely as the water gets down to room temperature) and/or Epsom salt baths prn.   Vit. C, D3, and E.  B12, melatonin tapered to 1mg., and bioidentical hormones sublingually.  Trace mineral drops.  L-lysine.  L-methylfolate=400 mcg plus daily spinach. Totally ready for a good long window to hit soon and getting better strings of full days and partial days along the way.  Definite improvement overall since I first arrived on the SA survivor ship.  Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.  None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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Can a withdrawal symptom be drowsy?

 

 

 

 


Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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If you will Google survivingantidepressants.org drowsiness, you will see that some members have reported drowsiness as a withdrawal symptom.


Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Began taper using Brassmonkey slide Jan. 2017.   

End 2017 year 1 of taper at 9.25mg 

End 2018 year 2 of taper at 4.1mg

End 2019 year 3 of taper at 1.0mg  

Current from Sept.23, 2020 at 0.05mg

Taper is 99.75% complete.

 

Lorazepam 1 mg 1986-1991 CT, resumed a few months later. CT 2000.  1 mg 2011-2016.  Sept, 2016 increased to 0.5 X 3 in split dose. Sept. 2019 increased to 0.625 X 3 after crossover to new brand

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan. 2016 began every 3-weeks 10% taper, down to 15mg.  Aug 2016, discovered SA, updosed to 25mg and holding.  Taper is 66% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, melatonin .33mg


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

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Now, on the 18th, when I do not use Cipralex, I feel better. There is still a weak anxiety in the chest, which leads me to the mind, sometimes there is a lack of air. Inside, hang a strange feeling, I can not even say. Let's say I'm in a car, I want to escape from there, it's still sad. And it is clear that it's never going to end ... There were no symptoms before using the medication. When I speak to my doctor, I do not hear anything else as you grow medicine. They said nobody was abstinence from such small doses.

 

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Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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Hi, are u typing on a cellphone??

 

Never seen such large fonts here.

 

Good day!!

 

Jozeff


- 2016 - Okt 2017 citalopram some months 15 mg some months 20 mg

- Nov 2017- Apr 2018 citalopram 25 mg

- April 2018 -  June 2018 citalopram 3 month TAPER too fast  from 25mg to 16.5 mg (0.1 mg per day decrease, felt horrible and crashed)

- June 2018 - Aug13th 2018 citalopram trying to stabilize at 16.5 mg for 5 weeks, felt absolutely awful.

- August 14th 2018 - April 29th 2019  citalopram 18 mg (1.5 mg updose). Try to stabilize.-

START TAPER 29 apr 2019 @ 18 mg,    29th Jun 16.4 mg / 19th aug 15.4 mg / 25th Aug 15.2 mg / 30th sep 14.0 mg / 4th dec 13.1 mg2020 citalopram taper approx 1 % per week: 03rd Jan 12.75 mg / 28 Jan 12.29 mg / 18th Feb 11.83 mg, 25th Feb 11.68 mg hold../7th May 11.33 mg hold, 4th Aug 10.98 mg. Holding because of not feeling well.

 

 

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Hello, I am sorry to write to translator. I took Cipralex for 5 months.  When I reduced my medication, I took 5 mg for one month, then in a week at 2,5 mg and I completely stopped. Now it is been 4 weeks since I did not use Cipralex. I feel little better, but anxiety does not stop (before he was not), such a feeling of unpleasant feeling in the chest, three nights worse sleep. I also sometimes feel an air shortage, muscle pain, mood changes, shaking. Today started to feel nauseous, headache. I used Tritico 75 mg in the evening, because when I started taking Cipralex, insomnia occurred. Share your experience when it all ends? Is it normal that these symptoms do not ends after one month? My doctor does not say anything else, just go back to the medicine, because the disease returned. I say that I did not have such a symptom when I started taking drugs, she saying that symptoms are changing, and there is no abstinence symptoms from a short consumption and low dose.  When I started taking medication, the outsiders were horrible, and then for the firs time I got to know such a terrible anxiety. All symptoms last 6 weeks. After such a long distress symptoms can really get sick. Do not understand what is going on with you, start thinking, or maybe it is really a disease. But wake up and remember that it was not before taking medication...


Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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Asta, you have withdrawal syndrome. Read this:

 

On 8/12/2018 at 2:45 PM, Altostrata said:

If I were you, I would take 1mg Cipralex immediately. This topic explains how to take a small amount Tips for tapering off Lexapro (escitalopram)  Your doctor may be able to order the liquid form, or you can make your own with water. 

 

A small amount may be all that's needed to stop withdrawal symptoms. You would stay on 1mg for some time and then taper off by tiny amounts later. Please let us know how you're doing.

 


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I do not have liquid, just pills. Could this be such an abstinence after a short time of use? Can I expect it to pass if I do not go back to medicine? I'm afraid I will again drink medicines, or anything like that, after a month I will return to medicine again?

 

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Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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It may be difficult for you, but you need to read all the links we've given you, they answer all your questions.

 

Withdrawal symptoms can last for many months. Whether you want to take a little bit of Cipralex to stop the withdrawal symptoms is your decision.

 

This topic explains how to take a small amount Tips for tapering off Lexapro (escitalopram)  Your doctor may be able to order the liquid form, or you can make your own with water. 

 

 


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Thanks for the reply. Can I dissolve the tablet in water and drink 1 mg?

 

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Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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If you have 10mg Cipralex tablets, you might dissolve one tablet in 50mL water, resulting in 1mg Cipralex per 5mL water. Mix well and take 5mL with an oral syringe, that will be a dose of 1mg Cipralex.

 

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The fluid and tablet strength are the same? 10 ml of liquid = 10 mg tablets?

 

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Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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Wooooh!!!!

 

Do not take 10ML of this liquid.

 

1ML of liquid = 20mg of lexapro.

 

Therefore if you draw up 10ML of liquid you will be taken 200mg of escitalopram.

 

 


May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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It is just my opinion Asta but from some information i got today i would strongly suggest you go on with the freedom from medication. All your doing is prelonging the suffering. Try to take each day until the months pass and your free from this medical horror show.

 

If there too bad fair play.


May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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Asta, if your doctor orders the prescription liquid for you, please ask your pharmacist to explain to you how to take it. The strength is on the label.

 

You will need to read Tips for tapering off Lexapro (escitalopram)  carefully so you understand what you're doing.


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Asta

Thank you, Leo.
I can no longer trust any doctors. I feel tricky, I actually cured these medicines unnecessarily. I just hit my head and fresh. Now I no longer know who goes with me. Today, the weather began to disappear, then anxiety, nausea, shaking. Is it true that Cipralex is the strongest Ssri? 


Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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Leo1983

Its the most Selective of them all. It is 3 times more potent than its sister drug Citalopram.


May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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Leo1983

Please watch this. It helps.


May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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This is the man i spoke to today.


May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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Asta

Thanks, I do not understand everything, I will ask for something to be translated.

When I was having medications for about 2 weeks I was bad, then better for 2 weeks, and now it's completely bad. Is it with sources that goes wrong? I thought I should improve over time.

 

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Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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Sources??

 

Yes - In time you heal. But stay away fro. Meds if u can.


May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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Hello I stopped taking Cipralex for almost 5 weeks, followed by insomnia in the last week. Do you have any tips for sleeping sick? I still use Triticco 75 mg when I started taking Cipralex and started to lose sleep.

 

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Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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Hi Asta,

Triticco is coming up as Trazadone.  And Cipralex is escitalopram here in the U.S.  The brand name here is Lexapro.

 

We do need to know all of your drugs that you are presently on.  We also need for you to do a signature.  This is the portion that you may see below each members post.......unless you are posting and reading from a phone device.  Then you won't be able to see signatures.    Please put your withdrawal history in a signature

If your drug history is very long, the last few years will do. FOR READABILITY, SHORT LINES ARE BEST.

 

  • A list is easier to understand than one or multiple paragraphs
  • Include ALL drugs, doses, and dates (starting and stopping)
  • Any drugs prior to 24 months ago can just be listed with start and stop years
  • Please use actual dates or approximate dates (e.g. mid-June) rather than relative time frames (e.g. 3 months ago)
  • Spell out months (e.g. "January" or "Jan" as 9/1/2016 can be interpreted as 9 Jan 2016 or 1 Sept 2016)
  • Please leave out symptoms and diagnoses

 

I often use a site drugs.com to check medications quickly now........before I agree to any prescriptions.  I think you should look at the drug interactions report there and then, if you can, go ahead and copy the results here to your page.  drugs.com

 

Your Triticco or Trazodone will need to be carefully tapered off in the future.  It's really not a good drug, in my opinion, for sleep or to elevate ones mood(often used as an AD-antidepressant).  Tips for tapering off trazodone

 

Have you given any consideration to reinstating just a small amount of Cipralex/escitalopram?  Please review the previous posts from Altostrata.  If I were you......I would at least consider this option after a review of the information.  Then let us know what you have decided.
About reinstating and stabilizing to reduce withdrawal symptoms

reinstatement is the only know medical treatment for alleviation of withdrawal syndrome.

Tips for tapering off Lexapro(escitalopram)

This ^ will help you, or your helper figure out how to take a very small dose of escitalopram.

 

And here is what we have on sleep problems secondary to withdrawal:

Tips to help sleep- so many of us have that awful withdrawal insomnia

 

I hope you can get some rest and relax a bit,

Love, peace, healing, and growth,

mmt

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Started with psycho meds circa 1988 I think 27 or 28 total.

AD's, antpsychotics, antiseizure mood stabilizers. Lithium, lamictal ,benzos, and stimulants. Some med. for narcolepsy once(Provigil,) Gabapentin........probably more.  Ask me?......I probably was on it.  Haphazard W/D's by Dr. recommend or uneducated self.

10/2014- off Lexapro--had been on highest dose 10 mg. then 5 mg. for a couple of years, went from 5 mg. to 3 mg. liquid and then CT in hospital(voluntary).  I got out of the hospital on a combination of low dose adderal salts x1/day and trileptal 150mg. x2/day.

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!

 

3/21/2016---I did some unwise updosing of trileptal/oxcarbazepine with some stressful stuff......doubled the above dose x2 during this last wave but began liquifying again and on approximately 68mg. starting today.  11/12//2016 24 mg. oxcarbazepine  12/9/2016 off oxcarbazepine/trileptal!!!! :) optimistic  2016 December 9- completely off all medications!!!!!

Omega3's,EPA +DHA= 1800 mg/day. Magnesium complex, orally, diluted in a liter of H2O(that I can shake up.....it usually dissolves more completely as the water gets down to room temperature) and/or Epsom salt baths prn.   Vit. C, D3, and E.  B12, melatonin tapered to 1mg., and bioidentical hormones sublingually.  Trace mineral drops.  L-lysine.  L-methylfolate=400 mcg plus daily spinach. Totally ready for a good long window to hit soon and getting better strings of full days and partial days along the way.  Definite improvement overall since I first arrived on the SA survivor ship.  Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.  None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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Leo1983

Oh Jeeez is that what that is?? Trazadone?. Oh Astra this is what can be causing your anxiety also and the sleep disturbance.

 

Trazadone is awful to withdraw from. It too is an antidepressant. So you have stopped 1 and started another. Some of your other symptoms could be from the trazadone you recently started.

 

You need some support to get off all of these meds.

 

 


May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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Asta

Hi manymoretodays,I really feel sorry fthe fact that I do noI

 

I really feel sorry for that I do not understand everything. I need help to fill out a signature.

I started taking Escitalopram on March 17, 5 mg decreased on June 8; July 19, decreased by 2.5 mg, and on July 30 I completely stopped. TrazadoneI take 75 mg from March 28 to the present. I do not know if I should increase Escitalopram. Trazadone I want off.

 

feel sorry for the fact that I do not understand everything. I need help to fill out a signature.

I started taking Escitolopram on March 17, 5 mg decreased on June 8, July 19, decreased by 2.5 mg, and on July 30 I completely stopped. Trazadon I drink 75 mg from March 28 to the present. I do not know if I should increase esci Trazadon I want to give up, but probably now is not the wrong time.

 

everything. I need help to fill out a signature.

I started taking Escitalopram on March 17, 5 mg decreased on June 8, July 19, decreased by 2.5 mg, and on July 30 I completely stopped. Trazadone I take 75 mg from March 28 to the present. I do not know if I should increase esci Trazadon I want to give up, but probably now is not the wrong time.

 

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Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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Asta

Leo, I started escitolopram on March 17th, I did not sleep completely from these drugs. March 28 I started Trazodon for sleep and I've got it up to now. Of course I want to throw it. There is no help in my country, only everybody proposes to increase the dose.

 

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Escitalopram (Cipralex):  17 Mar 2018, 5mg; 18 Mar 10mg; 8 Jun 5mg; 19 Jul, 2.5mg; 30 Jul 2018, 0mg  

 

Trazodone (Triticco):  28 Apr 2018, 50mg; 18 Jun 66mg; 19 Jun 75mg; 4 Oct 67mg; 10 Nov, 62.5mg; 18 Nov, 62mg; 7 Dec, 56mg; 3 Jan 2019, 50mg; 30 Jan, 45 mg; 24 Feb, 41 mg; 23 Mar, 37 mg; 26 Apr, 33,3 mg; 22 May, 30 mg; 18 Jun, 27 mg; 5 Aug, 24,3 mg; 1 Sept, 21,9 mg; 28 Sept, 19,7 mg;  26 Oct, 17,7 mg; 23 Nov, 15,9 mg; 21 Dec, 14,3 mg; 18 Jan 2020, 12,9 mg; 16 Feb, 11,6 mg; 15 Mar, 10,44 mg; 12 Apr, 9,4 mg;

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Did you start Trazadone whilst taking Escitalopram?


May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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