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Hello!

New to this community and don’t know how to act (have looked into ”rules”) so sorry if doing anything wrong.

I recently found this community when trying to figure out why I suddenly started feeling really poorly after being off my meds for ~3 months. 

I got off my meds 8 years ago when I got pregnant and had (what I thought was a relapse) but now I know was withdrawal symptoms. 

After beeing on Escitalopram for almost 12 y and Quetiapin for 6 y I felt stable enough to get off them. I tapered them one and one for about 6 weeks each which went really well. 
Now 3 months later BOOM! 
Tingling sensations, anxiety, heart palpations, nightmares, rapid thoughts, fright and the list goes on. 
 

Not sure what to do now. I have an appointment with a psychiatrist tomorrow and I am sure she wants me back on my meds. 
Guess I am trying to figure out wether I should get back on a small dose to taper superslow or try to keep completely off them.

 

The best of luck in your journeys!

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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Hello everyone!

 

New here so trying to figure everything out. 
 

I am 30 years old and have been on Psychiatric meds since I was 19. 
Started with Escitalopram 10 mg  because of anxiety in 2009. Felt better after a year and on them until 2013 when getting off them because of pregnancy. Had what I thought was a relapse after 3 months off now i know it was withdrawal.

Got back on them after the baby was born, immedietly felt better. 
Got a bad driving anxiety in 2015 and increased the dose to 20 mg and got Quetiapin 50mg. 
 

Did a Quick taper in april-may this year and everything went smoothly. Until a few weeks ago when I again thought it was a relapse until I found this community. 
 

Seeing a psychiatrist tomorrow. I am worried she will want me back on the meds because of lots of anxiety with the new workplace I just got.

 

Not sure what I want to say. I just know I dont want to get back on the meds but anxiety is really bad right now. 

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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4 hours ago, Escitalopram21 said:

Hello everyone!

 

New here so trying to figure everything out. 
 

I am 30 years old and have been on Psychiatric meds since I was 19. 
Started with Escitalopram 10 mg  because of anxiety in 2009. Felt better after a year and on them until 2013 when getting off them because of pregnancy. Had what I thought was a relapse after 3 months off now i know it was withdrawal.

Got back on them after the baby was born, immedietly felt better. 
Got a bad driving anxiety in 2015 and increased the dose to 20 mg and got Quetiapin 50mg. 
 

Did a Quick taper in april-may this year and everything went smoothly. Until a few weeks ago when I again thought it was a relapse until I found this community. 
 

Seeing a psychiatrist tomorrow. I am worried she will want me back on the meds because of lots of anxiety with the new workplace I just got.

 

Not sure what I want to say. I just know I dont want to get back on the meds but anxiety is really bad right now. 

Dear E, 

welcome to SA. It is great that you found us. I would advise that you educate yourself as much as you can - I would read the pinned topics in the Symptoms and Self Care topics. 

 

What you are going through seems like withdrawal in the timing of its appearance (though your psychiatrist will argue that it is not) and s/he will likely tell you that you have a chemical imbalance and need to be on the drugs long term (that is what I got when I first stopped taking ADs and had these reactions 3 months later. Well, the chemical imbalance idea is a myth, so you can draw your own conclusions from there whether you want to be back on medication or not. Do you have any symptoms that you did not have before you went onto the ADs? This might help in how to talk to her

How to talk to a doctor about tapering and withdrawal? What to expect? - Tapering - Surviving Antidepressants

 

You might want to print this out - it is created by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK, the UK's psychiatrists organization. It recognizes withdrawal symptoms.

stopping-antidepressant-printable.pdf (rcpsych.ac.uk)

 

 

There is the option of reinstating a small dose of your medication to help with withdrawal symptoms. You are a few months out so a bit far out from the ideal window of reinstatement but you could try with 0.5mg or 1 mg and see if your symptoms are alleviated and if so, you could taper from there very slowly. There is the risk, however, that symptoms could worsen if you reinstate as your system is now sensitized, so it is up to you to reinstate or not. 

 

Could you please create a signature following these instructions? It will help us advise you better. 

How to List Drug History in Signature - Introductions and updates - Surviving Antidepressants

 

These might also help you deal with your symptoms. 

Important topics about symptoms, including sleep problems - Symptoms and self-care - Surviving Antidepressants

 

Hope you start feeling better soon. You can post questions that pertain to you here, and general questions in the other forums. Check out other members' forums as well. 

 

OMW

 

I am not a doctor and this should not be considered medical advice. You can use the information provided in whatever way you want and all decisions on your treatment are yours. 

 

If you would like to get a response from me directly please type @Onmyway some place in your message so I get notified of your post. I am not able to follow all of the threads all the time.

 

Aug  2000 - July 2003 (ct, 4-6 wk wd) , citalopram 20 mg,  xanax prn, wellbutrin for a few months (don't remember dates), trazodone prn 

Dec 2004 - July 2018 citalopram 20 mg, xanax prn (rarely used)

Aug 2018 - citalopram 40 mg (self titrated up)

September 2018 - January 2019 tapered citalopram - 40/30/20/10/5 no issues until a week after reaching 0

Feb 2019 0.25 xanax/day, then 0.5/day (3 weeks) over to klonopin 0.25 once a day to manage severe wd

March 6, reinstated citalopram 2.5 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 mg for sleep 2-3 times a week

Apr 1st citalopram 2.0 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 once a week, 

citalopram (liquid) 4/14/19 -1.8 mg, 5/8/19 - 1.6 mg,  7/27/19 -1.5 mg,  8/15/19 - 1.35, 2/21/21 - 1.1 (smaller drops in between), 6/20/21 - 1.03 mg, 8/7/21- 1.025, 8/11/21 - 1.02, 8/15/21 - 1.015, 9/3/21 - 0.925 (fingers crossed!), 10/8/21 - 0.9, 10/18/21 - 0.875

Supplements: magnesium citrate and bi-glycinate

 

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Are you having vivid dreams or nightmares ?

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Hello @Escitalopram21,

It may feel disheartening to get back on the meds but it may alleviate your symptoms and then when you stabilize you can taper again, slowly. 

however, be careful with it and if you do reinstate, reinstate at a very low dose. 

 

write down your symptoms in a journal so you can later see what works for you/ what not. 

 

good luck! You can do it.

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• 2009~2015: various SSRI's / SNRI's 

• 2015 - 2020: venlafaxine XR jumping between 300 mg and 225mg

• Jan 2020 - march 2020: venlafaxine XR 150 mg

• 01.03.2020 - 15.03.2020 : 37.5 mg venlafaxine XR

• 16.03.2020 - June 2020: nothing at all

• June 2020 - July 2020: 75 mg venlafaxine XR

• July 2020 - September 2020: 37.5 mg venlafaxine XR

• September 2020: 10 mg prozac

• October 2020 - now: have been trying to slowly taper the prozac 0.5 - 1 mg a month, depending on how I feel. got to 5 mg prozac and stuck there (had to reinstate twice).

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18 hours ago, Onmyway said:

Dear E, 

welcome to SA. It is great that you found us. I would advise that you educate yourself as much as you can - I would read the pinned topics in the Symptoms and Self Care topics. 

 

What you are going through seems like withdrawal in the timing of its appearance (though your psychiatrist will argue that it is not) and s/he will likely tell you that you have a chemical imbalance and need to be on the drugs long term (that is what I got when I first stopped taking ADs and had these reactions 3 months later. Well, the chemical imbalance idea is a myth, so you can draw your own conclusions from there whether you want to be back on medication or not. Do you have any symptoms that you did not have before you went onto the ADs? This might help in how to talk to her

How to talk to a doctor about tapering and withdrawal? What to expect? - Tapering - Surviving Antidepressants

 

You might want to print this out - it is created by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK, the UK's psychiatrists organization. It recognizes withdrawal symptoms.

stopping-antidepressant-printable.pdf (rcpsych.ac.uk)

 

 

There is the option of reinstating a small dose of your medication to help with withdrawal symptoms. You are a few months out so a bit far out from the ideal window of reinstatement but you could try with 0.5mg or 1 mg and see if your symptoms are alleviated and if so, you could taper from there very slowly. There is the risk, however, that symptoms could worsen if you reinstate as your system is now sensitized, so it is up to you to reinstate or not. 

 

Could you please create a signature following these instructions? It will help us advise you better. 

How to List Drug History in Signature - Introductions and updates - Surviving Antidepressants

 

These might also help you deal with your symptoms. 

Important topics about symptoms, including sleep problems - Symptoms and self-care - Surviving Antidepressants

 

Hope you start feeling better soon. You can post questions that pertain to you here, and general questions in the other forums. Check out other members' forums as well. 

 

OMW

 

Thank you so much @Onmywayfor your answer! 
 

I saw the Psychiatrist today and ofc she wanted me back on them. But she was actually understanding too about me not wanting to eat them and she did listen to me when I said I think its witdrawal symptoms instead of original anxiety coming back. 
 

I definitely need to educate myself more! I got back on a quarter of the 10 mg pill today which makes roughly 2,5 mg but I need to look into how I should  make more exact doses. 

Thanks again for taking the time to give me a long, educative and encouraging message! Hope you are doing well!

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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5 hours ago, Holly18 said:

Hello @Escitalopram21,

It may feel disheartening to get back on the meds but it may alleviate your symptoms and then when you stabilize you can taper again, slowly. 

however, be careful with it and if you do reinstate, reinstate at a very low dose. 

 

write down your symptoms in a journal so you can later see what works for you/ what not. 

 

good luck! You can do it.

 Thank you for your answer! 
I did reinstate today and wow, its freaking scary how different everything feels just a few hours after taking the meds! I actually got out of bed and did hang out with my kids. 
 

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Escitalopram21 said:

 Thank you for your answer! 
I did reinstate today and wow, its freaking scary how different everything feels just a few hours after taking the meds! I actually got out of bed and did hang out with my kids. 
 

Yep, it's crazy. I'm really glad it worked for you. Hanging out with the kids sure sounds nice. 

 

Stabilize on your current dose before you make any further drops. 

You can look here for suggestions on how to best measure your doses as you taper: 

I myself dissolve my pills in water and measure my doses with a syringe (I use the smallest syringe possible). May be a possibility for you too. 

• 2009~2015: various SSRI's / SNRI's 

• 2015 - 2020: venlafaxine XR jumping between 300 mg and 225mg

• Jan 2020 - march 2020: venlafaxine XR 150 mg

• 01.03.2020 - 15.03.2020 : 37.5 mg venlafaxine XR

• 16.03.2020 - June 2020: nothing at all

• June 2020 - July 2020: 75 mg venlafaxine XR

• July 2020 - September 2020: 37.5 mg venlafaxine XR

• September 2020: 10 mg prozac

• October 2020 - now: have been trying to slowly taper the prozac 0.5 - 1 mg a month, depending on how I feel. got to 5 mg prozac and stuck there (had to reinstate twice).

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Hi E, the fact that you got better immediately should help convince you that it's withdrawal rather than 'original condition coming back.' 

 

I would advise that you ask your doctor for a liquid prescription of escitalopram and then use a syringe and not the dropper to measure your medicine. Some liquids have different bioavailability so check whether your liquid dose is equivalent to your dry pill dose in terms of potency - this should be on the leaflet that comes with the medicine.

 

Once you feel stable you can start dropping your dose by smaller amounts - we recommend no more than 10% of your previous dose a month but you may need to go even slower. You will listen to your body at this point. Check out the forum on tapering.

 

Your job now is to stabilize though and make a plan to come off of these drugs slowly. Enjoy this feeling of relief!

 

 

So glad you are feeling better!

OMW

 

 

I am not a doctor and this should not be considered medical advice. You can use the information provided in whatever way you want and all decisions on your treatment are yours. 

 

If you would like to get a response from me directly please type @Onmyway some place in your message so I get notified of your post. I am not able to follow all of the threads all the time.

 

Aug  2000 - July 2003 (ct, 4-6 wk wd) , citalopram 20 mg,  xanax prn, wellbutrin for a few months (don't remember dates), trazodone prn 

Dec 2004 - July 2018 citalopram 20 mg, xanax prn (rarely used)

Aug 2018 - citalopram 40 mg (self titrated up)

September 2018 - January 2019 tapered citalopram - 40/30/20/10/5 no issues until a week after reaching 0

Feb 2019 0.25 xanax/day, then 0.5/day (3 weeks) over to klonopin 0.25 once a day to manage severe wd

March 6, reinstated citalopram 2.5 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 mg for sleep 2-3 times a week

Apr 1st citalopram 2.0 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 once a week, 

citalopram (liquid) 4/14/19 -1.8 mg, 5/8/19 - 1.6 mg,  7/27/19 -1.5 mg,  8/15/19 - 1.35, 2/21/21 - 1.1 (smaller drops in between), 6/20/21 - 1.03 mg, 8/7/21- 1.025, 8/11/21 - 1.02, 8/15/21 - 1.015, 9/3/21 - 0.925 (fingers crossed!), 10/8/21 - 0.9, 10/18/21 - 0.875

Supplements: magnesium citrate and bi-glycinate

 

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1 hour ago, Onmyway said:

Hi E, the fact that you got better immediately should help convince you that it's withdrawal rather than 'original condition coming back.' 

 

I would advise that you ask your doctor for a liquid prescription of escitalopram and then use a syringe and not the dropper to measure your medicine. Some liquids have different bioavailability so check whether your liquid dose is equivalent to your dry pill dose in terms of potency - this should be on the leaflet that comes with the medicine.

 

Once you feel stable you can start dropping your dose by smaller amounts - we recommend no more than 10% of your previous dose a month but you may need to go even slower. You will listen to your body at this point. Check out the forum on tapering.

 

Your job now is to stabilize though and make a plan to come off of these drugs slowly. Enjoy this feeling of relief!

 

 

So glad you are feeling better!

OMW

 

 

Thank you so much! I feel really relieved! Just a little bit wired. 
 

ofc I didnt look into the fine art of tapering before taking a dose so I took roughly 2,5 (1/4 10 mg pill). 
 

Do you think I should take that dose tomorrow too since already taking it or should I go with a Lower dose? 

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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1 hour ago, Holly18 said:

Yep, it's crazy. I'm really glad it worked for you. Hanging out with the kids sure sounds nice. 

 

Stabilize on your current dose before you make any further drops. 

You can look here for suggestions on how to best measure your doses as you taper: 

I myself dissolve my pills in water and measure my doses with a syringe (I use the smallest syringe possible). May be a possibility for you too. 

I did ofc not look into tapering before taking a 1/4 pill of 10 mg so my current dose would be 2,5 mg. Do you think i should go with that dose or could I go with a smaller dose since I was already 3 months completely off. 
 

Thank you! Such a relief to have someone to chat to about this!

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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That is a very good question,

I know it is recommended to reinstate at a very low dose:

 

I'm sure @Altostratamay give you some good advice here.

• 2009~2015: various SSRI's / SNRI's 

• 2015 - 2020: venlafaxine XR jumping between 300 mg and 225mg

• Jan 2020 - march 2020: venlafaxine XR 150 mg

• 01.03.2020 - 15.03.2020 : 37.5 mg venlafaxine XR

• 16.03.2020 - June 2020: nothing at all

• June 2020 - July 2020: 75 mg venlafaxine XR

• July 2020 - September 2020: 37.5 mg venlafaxine XR

• September 2020: 10 mg prozac

• October 2020 - now: have been trying to slowly taper the prozac 0.5 - 1 mg a month, depending on how I feel. got to 5 mg prozac and stuck there (had to reinstate twice).

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19 hours ago, PsychologicalSafe15 said:

Are you having vivid dreams or nightmares ?

Yes! Or had for a few nights. These last nights i hardly slept at all, about 4 hours! 
 

How are you feeling?

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Escitalopram21 said:

Thank you so much! I feel really relieved! Just a little bit wired. 
 

ofc I didnt look into the fine art of tapering before taking a dose so I took roughly 2,5 (1/4 10 mg pill). 
 

Do you think I should take that dose tomorrow too since already taking it or should I go with a Lower dose? 

Hi E, 

in general we recommend a low dose 1mg or lower and then updose from there if it is not sufficient. I think there are two reasons for that - 1) to lower your drug burden and make tapering shorter eventually 2) because we worry about things going south with reinstatement. I am hesitant to say that you should go on a lower dose because it seems like this one is working OK. It is really not an exact science as everyone is different and everyone's goals, drug history, life demands are different. As a result, different things work. 

 

I reinstated at 2.5mg (3.25 mg  with the liquid potency) within a month after dropping from 5 mg and I wish I had tried a lower dose but I didn't have SA then, I did it by myself. But it is hard to say whether 1mg would have worked at all. 

 

What are your thoughts? Do you want to try a lower dose and see whether that is sufficient? In general it is not advisable to jump around with drugs but since it is only a couple of days, it might be OK. But you will really need to get the liquid before you go to smaller doses. Can you call your doctor to get it asap? Or you'd have to dissolve the tablets - it's hard (but not impossible) to measure 1mg out of a 10mg pill, scales may not be that precise.  Note also the difference between the pill weight (pw) and the active ingredient weight - a 10mg pill may weigh 1g+. The thread on tapering that Holly posted above should have all the info for your specific drug. I don't know enough about escitalopram personally.  

 

OMW

Edited by Onmyway

I am not a doctor and this should not be considered medical advice. You can use the information provided in whatever way you want and all decisions on your treatment are yours. 

 

If you would like to get a response from me directly please type @Onmyway some place in your message so I get notified of your post. I am not able to follow all of the threads all the time.

 

Aug  2000 - July 2003 (ct, 4-6 wk wd) , citalopram 20 mg,  xanax prn, wellbutrin for a few months (don't remember dates), trazodone prn 

Dec 2004 - July 2018 citalopram 20 mg, xanax prn (rarely used)

Aug 2018 - citalopram 40 mg (self titrated up)

September 2018 - January 2019 tapered citalopram - 40/30/20/10/5 no issues until a week after reaching 0

Feb 2019 0.25 xanax/day, then 0.5/day (3 weeks) over to klonopin 0.25 once a day to manage severe wd

March 6, reinstated citalopram 2.5 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 mg for sleep 2-3 times a week

Apr 1st citalopram 2.0 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 once a week, 

citalopram (liquid) 4/14/19 -1.8 mg, 5/8/19 - 1.6 mg,  7/27/19 -1.5 mg,  8/15/19 - 1.35, 2/21/21 - 1.1 (smaller drops in between), 6/20/21 - 1.03 mg, 8/7/21- 1.025, 8/11/21 - 1.02, 8/15/21 - 1.015, 9/3/21 - 0.925 (fingers crossed!), 10/8/21 - 0.9, 10/18/21 - 0.875

Supplements: magnesium citrate and bi-glycinate

 

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10 hours ago, Onmyway said:

Hi E, 

in general we recommend a low dose 1mg or lower and then updose from there if it is not sufficient. I think there are two reasons for that - 1) to lower your drug burden and make tapering shorter eventually 2) because we worry about things going south with reinstatement. I am hesitant to say that you should go on a lower dose because it seems like this one is working OK. It is really not an exact science as everyone is different and everyone's goals, drug history, life demands are different. As a result, different things work. 

 

I reinstated at 2.5mg (3.25 mg  with the liquid potency) within a month after dropping from 5 mg and I wish I had tried a lower dose but I didn't have SA then, I did it by myself. But it is hard to say whether 1mg would have worked at all. 

 

What are your thoughts? Do you want to try a lower dose and see whether that is sufficient? In general it is not advisable to jump around with drugs but since it is only a couple of days, it might be OK. But you will really need to get the liquid before you go to smaller doses. Can you call your doctor to get it asap? Or you'd have to dissolve the tablets - it's hard (but not impossible) to measure 1mg out of a 10mg pill, scales may not be that precise.  Note also the difference between the pill weight (pw) and the active ingredient weight - a 10mg pill may weigh 1g+. The thread on tapering that Holly posted above should have all the info for your specific drug. I don't know enough about escitalopram personally.  

 

OMW

Just spoke to my doctor in the Phone and here in Finland there are no liquids! Got a prescription for 5 mg and a pillsplitter, havent decided if i should try to dissolve it or just go with the 2,5 mg for a while.

 

Slept well tonight but still have anxiety today, not near as it bad as it has been tough. Having an odd feeling in my legs too, Guess its nerves. 
 

I started at a new job last week and have been on sickleave for a few days now. Have to go back in a week to not loose it so a lot to deal with right now. 
I got one of my meds due to fear of driving the car after having severe anxietyattack while driving and the new job is a halfhour drive from my home, so not sure what to do. 
Afraid it might make things worse to force myself to work but beeing unemployed is far from soothing for the nervouse system neither.
 

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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On 8/9/2021 at 11:56 PM, Escitalopram21 said:

Hello everyone!

 

New here so trying to figure everything out. 
 

I am 30 years old and have been on Psychiatric meds since I was 19. 
Started with Escitalopram 10 mg  because of anxiety in 2009. Felt better after a year and on them until 2013 when getting off them because of pregnancy. Had what I thought was a relapse after 3 months off now i know it was withdrawal.

Got back on them after the baby was born, immedietly felt better. 
Got a bad driving anxiety in 2015 and increased the dose to 20 mg and got Quetiapin 50mg. 
 

Did a Quick taper in april-may this year and everything went smoothly. Until a few weeks ago when I again thought it was a relapse until I found this community. 
 

Seeing a psychiatrist tomorrow. I am worried she will want me back on the meds because of lots of anxiety with the new workplace I just got.

 

Not sure what I want to say. I just know I dont want to get back on the meds but anxiety is really bad right now. 

Hello again! 
 

I should be taking my daily dose around this time and can’t get the dosages right. 
I got a chart posted to me earlier in the thread but can’t get it to work. 

I reinstated with 2,5 mg Escitalopram as a hard pill yesterday and now I have prescription for 20 mg liquid. How much should I take of the liquid?

The prescription is for Cipralex not for Escitalopram. If that makes a diffenrence.

 

Thank you all for the support on this hard journey!

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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9 hours ago, Escitalopram21 said:

I reinstated with 2,5 mg Escitalopram as a hard pill yesterday and now I have prescription for 20 mg liquid. How much should I take of the liquid?

The prescription is for Cipralex not for Escitalopram. If that makes a diffenrence.

 

Hello, @Escitalopram21. I am confused. If you found 2.5mg escitalopram is working, why do you have a prescription for liquid citalopram?

 

They are closely related, but 2.5mg escitalopram is 2-3 times stronger than citalopram, milligram for milligram.

 

On 8/10/2021 at 2:50 PM, Escitalopram21 said:

Yes! Or had for a few nights. These last nights i hardly slept at all, about 4 hours! 

....

 

Please add the date you started taking 2.5mg escitalopram to your signature.

 

It takes a few days for an increase in escitalopram dosage to ramp up to full strength. If over that introductory period you find it is causing sleeplessness, nervousness, or other tension, the dosage is too high for you.

 

13 hours ago, Escitalopram21 said:

I got one of my meds due to fear of driving the car after having severe anxietyattack while driving and the new job is a halfhour drive from my home, so not sure what to do. 

 

What drug are you referring to? Are you still taking this drug?

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7 hours ago, Altostrata said:

 

Hello, @Escitalopram21. I am confused. If you found 2.5mg escitalopram is working, why do you have a prescription for liquid citalopram?

 

They are closely related, but 2.5mg escitalopram is 2-3 times stronger than citalopram, milligram for milligram.

 

 

Please add the date you started taking 2.5mg escitalopram to your signature.

 

It takes a few days for an increase in escitalopram dosage to ramp up to full strength. If over that introductory period you find it is causing sleeplessness, nervousness, or other tension, the dosage is too high for you.

 

 

What drug are you referring to? Are you still taking this drug?

2,5 mg is working okay, I have hade nightmares, vivid dreams and anxiety in the mornings but not much else since taking it. Currently taking the pill in the afternoon around 14 o’clock so anxiety comes 15-17h after taking it. 
 

I got the prescription for 20 mg Cipralex liquid because I find the hard pill tricky to split evenly. Thought I would get the liquid to be able to taper more exactly. 
 

I only take the Escitalopram now but took Quetiapin between 2015 and april 2021.

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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Hello Escitalopram 21 and@Altostrata:  Isn't Cipralex the same as escitalopram?  If I am correct, Escitalopram 21, you got the liquid for the drug you are currently taking?

-1/06 - 3/07 Cymbalta. Fast taper; withdrawal symptoms after 4 mos (didn't realize was WD)

-10/07: 100 mg Zoloft; 1 mg Klonopin - tapered off Klonopin
-Tried several times to slowly taper Zoloft by 10%, then 5% every 4-6 weeks; could never get below approx. 40 mg - spring 2012 experienced major WD symptoms due to stress; tried to updose but no relief, back on Klonopin 1 mg.
-Switched over 5-6 mos from Zoloft to Citalopram. Finished Zoloft 1/13; Citalopram 35 mg and 1 mg Klonopin.
-8/13: 27 mg Citalopram; 1 mg Klonopin

-11/14: 12.6 Citalopram - began to have bad withdrawal symptoms; out of desperation increased to 1.25 mg Klonopin at the beginning of December.  12/13/14 16 mg Citalopram - going to stay here to try to stabilize; stabilized on 16 mg Citalopram after 4-5 months

-7/15 - 3/16: reduced to 15 mg; ~ 2 months later w/d hit hard (probably r/t stress); 6/16 updosed to 20 mg Citalopram and trying to stabilize. Updosed to 1.5 Klonopin as well. Stabilized on 20 mg Citalopram after 4-5 months

8/17-9/17: feeling withdrawal symptoms at 20 mg Citalopram (due to stress) - slowly increased to 25 mg. No change in symptoms after 6 months (? tolerance ?)  - decided to start citalopram taper February 2018 (still on Klonopin 1.5 mg).

Supplements: fish oil; magnesium; vitamin D3; curcumin

Citalopram taper:  2/2018 - 12/2019: 25 mg - 11.03 mg I 2020: 10.89 mg - 7.9 mg I 2021: 7.8 mg - 5.26 mg

2022: 1/5/22: 5.2 mg (1.25%); 1/12/22: 5.1 mg (1.25%); 1/19/22: 5.07 mg (1.25%)

 

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Hello @wantrelief

Cipralex and Escitalopram are the ”substance” but Escitalopram I have learned here is 2-4 times more potent than Cipralex. Which means switching to the fluid instead of the hard pill i have got might not work well due to dosages not beeing easy to get correct.

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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6 hours ago, wantrelief said:

Hello Escitalopram 21 and@Altostrata:  Isn't Cipralex the same as escitalopram?  If I am correct, Escitalopram 21, you got the liquid for the drug you are currently taking?

 

Thanks for the reminder! Yes, Cipralex is escitalopram, I got confused.

 

@Escitalopram21 you have been taking 2.5mg escitalopram only 2 days, is that correct? It will take full effect over several days. It is promising that you have seen a little improvement with 2.5mg. Please let us know how you're doing.

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11 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

 

Thanks for the reminder! Yes, Cipralex is escitalopram, I got confused.

 

@Escitalopram21 you have been taking 2.5mg escitalopram only 2 days, is that correct? It will take full effect over several days. It is promising that you have seen a little improvement with 2.5mg. Please let us know how you're doing.

Thank you Alto for your answer!

 

yes thats correct, 2,5 mg for 3 days now. Seeing improvement but a bit concerned that 2,5 mg might be too much. I have rapid heartbeats and this feeling of stiffness/ like something is pushing under my chin. Difficulty relaxing in my chin and cheeks. 
 

I guess only time Will show?

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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Just now, Escitalopram21 said:

I have rapid heartbeats and this feeling of stiffness/ like something is pushing under my chin. Difficulty relaxing in my chin and cheeks. 

 

When does this happen (o'clock) in relation to when you take your escitalopram dose? Is it better or worse at any particular times of day?

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1 minute ago, Altostrata said:

 

When does this happen (o'clock) in relation to when you take your escitalopram dose? Is it better or worse at any particular times of day?

The stiffness in my chin is there for most part of the day. Rapid heartbeats started about 5 hours after taking my Escitalopram. 

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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26 minutes ago, Escitalopram21 said:

The stiffness in my chin is there for most part of the day. Rapid heartbeats started about 5 hours after taking my Escitalopram. 

And now, trying to sleep i get muscle tensions, body shivers/zaps, rapid and unrational thoughts.

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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@Escitalopram21 Hi, I wanted to welcome you to SA.  Looks like you are in good hands.  You will be well taken care of.

 

 

On 8/10/2021 at 2:37 PM, Escitalopram21 said:

I saw the Psychiatrist today and ofc she wanted me back on them. But she was actually understanding too about me not wanting to eat them and she did listen to me when I said I think its withdrawal symptoms instead of original anxiety coming back. 

It is refreshing to see a Psychiatrist that is actually listening to their patient.  It is great that she is willing to work with you.  

You were able to taper off of Escitalopram and Quetiapin in 6 weeks, that is great. 

 

There is a lot of information here on SA.  Take your time and look around.

Post here often, we are always around to help in anyway we can

 

I also wanted to say hi to a fellow Finn.  I am as close to 100% Finn as you can get.  

I am sure you will do managing your symptoms as you stabilize......You have SISU

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin 2016  ended back on 2016  Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  Trazadone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16 ct

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

2021/ 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin, Probiotic

Lexapro   09/01/2021  4.90mg  09/25  4.75mg  10/19 4.69mg  11/14 4.20mg

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Welcome @Escitalopram21 ! Glad you found SA!  Sounds like you are having withdrawals. I had the muscles tensing up too after I had tried to withdrawal and then started back up in dose years ago.

I’m very glad you were able to find liquid! It will be a lot easier to taper off and get accurate  dose to stabilize. I use 2 syringes to get my dose so I get get it accurate. One 0 to 10 ml. And a 0 to 1 ml. 

I know you are going through wd rt now but once you stabilize you will be able to taper easier on liquid. Isn’t such a relief to finally find out what it really was (withdrawals). 

you are in very good hands the moderators will guide you through the process. Slow steady stable! Hang in there!

2000-2013 Paxil - 1 year fast taper

2013-2018 drug merry go round with dr. 
zoloft, cymbalta, lamictal, Prozac.

 Nov. 2018 lexapro 15 mgs,

Dec. 2019 to  Mar. 2020 lexapro 10mg. Jul 2020 to October 2020 8.5 ml.
Oct 2020 reinstated to 9 ml.
Apr 2021 to Jul 2021 7ml. Oct to Nov 2021 6.3ml. Dec 12 2021 6.2 ml, Dec 19 2021 6.1 ml, Dec 26 2021 6 ml, Jan 2 2022 5.9 ml, 

present Celebrex 200 - 400 mg daily as needed, Pepcid 20 mg, Prilosec very rarely if desperate 

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6 hours ago, Escitalopram21 said:

Rapid heartbeats started about 5 hours after taking my Escitalopram. 

 

Has this happened each day you've taken escitalopram?

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28 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

 

Has this happened each day you've taken escitalopram?

Yesterday I started feeling the tightness in my chin and today I got more symptoms when going to sleep. 
I actually managed to fall asleep and stay asleep for 6,5 hours! 

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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5 hours ago, Greatful said:

@Escitalopram21 Hi, I wanted to welcome you to SA.  Looks like you are in good hands.  You will be well taken care of.

 

 

It is refreshing to see a Psychiatrist that is actually listening to their patient.  It is great that she is willing to work with you.  

You were able to taper off of Escitalopram and Quetiapin in 6 weeks, that is great. 

 

There is a lot of information here on SA.  Take your time and look around.

Post here often, we are always around to help in anyway we can

 

I also wanted to say hi to a fellow Finn.  I am as close to 100% Finn as you can get.  

I am sure you will do managing your symptoms as you stabilize......You have SISU

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Grateful, that is very kind of you! 
Its great to have a fellow landsman! May I Ask where you live? 
 

Yes I felt happy to actually find a Psychiatrist that listened to her patient. Unfortunately she did not know about the switch from Escitalopram to Cipralex can’t be Done with equal dosages. 
The worst part of finding her is that I also might loose her, she is working at a doctors office provided by my workplace. I had only Worked two days at the new job when having to go on sickleave due to the stress worsening my wd symptoms by 10times or more. If i am not able to go back i will loose my job. 
 

Yes I am so relieved to have found this community and for all the support that is provided here. Thank you all!

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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46 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

 

Has this happened each day you've taken escitalopram?

Sorry so eager to to answer quickly and get things sorted out. The rapid heartbeats happened the two last days. Not the first day of taking Escitalopram but the second two. 
Its not big beats its more like a buzz in my chest because of the rapid beats.

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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9 hours ago, Heath said:

Welcome @Escitalopram21 ! Glad you found SA!  Sounds like you are having withdrawals. I had the muscles tensing up too after I had tried to withdrawal and then started back up in dose years ago.

I’m very glad you were able to find liquid! It will be a lot easier to taper off and get accurate  dose to stabilize. I use 2 syringes to get my dose so I get get it accurate. One 0 to 10 ml. And a 0 to 1 ml. 

I know you are going through wd rt now but once you stabilize you will be able to taper easier on liquid. Isn’t such a relief to finally find out what it really was (withdrawals). 

you are in very good hands the moderators will guide you through the process. Slow steady stable! Hang in there!

Thank you so much Heath for your support! I havent yet gotten the liquid and I am very unsure about how much to take when i get it because Escitalopram is 2-3 times more potent than the Cipralex that is the only ting available as a liquid here. 
 

I feel very frustrated about my situation since I crashed after two days at my new job. Have been on sickleave now for one week and don’t know if I will stabilize enough in time to go back. After next week I will loose my job if i dont go back. Going back means facing my fear of driving on the highway and I don’t know if it is a good idea to face your fears while in WD. But yes such a relief to find out it was WD and not relapse. 
 

Its hard but i know i will get by with the help i have received here and my own strength given by God! 

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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I could really use some help in deciding whether to swop to the Cipralex liquid instead of the hard pill. Today again 3,5hours after taking my 2,5mg Escitalopram pill I experience tightness in my chin, lightheadedness, buzzing feeling in my heart, tingling sensations in my fingers. I feel like the pill is hard to cut evenly but don’t know what dosage to take if i get the Cipralex liquid since it is not as potent as Escitalopram. 

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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@Escitalopram21 

10 hours ago, Escitalopram21 said:

Have been on sick leave now for one week and don’t know if I will stabilize enough in time to go back.

I am sorry about your job.  I am going to be taking sick leave from my job also.   WD is really tough to go through. 

 

When you want to ask someone a question you do @ and then start to type their name and it will appear in a box, click on it and it will show up like yours did here.  This will notify that person they they have been tagged.

 

Hope you will get things figured out soon.

 

I am do not live in Finland.  I was born and raised in Minnesota USA.  My grandparents are from Finland.  Maybe some day I will make a trip there.  I hear the landscape is a lot like Northern Minnesota.

 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin 2016  ended back on 2016  Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  Trazadone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16 ct

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

2021/ 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin, Probiotic

Lexapro   09/01/2021  4.90mg  09/25  4.75mg  10/19 4.69mg  11/14 4.20mg

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@Altostrata@brassmonkey

I am still very confused about wether to switch to liquid or not. 
now taking 2,5 mg Escitalopram and cutting the dry pill with a pillsplitter. Feels very unsafe with the measurements though. 
 

I have the prescription for 20mg Cipralex liquid but can’t in my head figure out what would be a good dosage due to the fact that Escitalopram is so much more potent than Cipralex.

 

Thank you so much for your patience with me and all of my questions!

2009 Escitalopram 10mg

April 2013 got off August 2013 reinstated 

July 2015 Ketipinor 50mg (Quetiapin)

April 2021 got off Quetiapin 4w taper

May 2021 tapered off Escitalopram 

9 August 2021 back on Escitalopram 2,5mg. Down to 2 mg. Updosed to 2,2mg August 24 Down to 2mg September 2

Updosed to 3mg Sept 28 

December Still holding ❤️

 

 

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@Escitalopram21You could tag  Brassmonkey he is really good at this med dosing ,weighing and liquid

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin 2016  ended back on 2016  Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  Trazadone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16 ct

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

2021/ 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin, Probiotic

Lexapro   09/01/2021  4.90mg  09/25  4.75mg  10/19 4.69mg  11/14 4.20mg

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