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I haven’t had any improvements in the last two weeks.  I have been feeling worse.  I talked with my partner and she thinks if I’m not feeling better by April 1st to updose to 1mg.  This would be 4 months taking .5mg consistently with no improvements.  
So this is where I am right now.  I might bump it up sooner than later.  I’m just tired of feeling horrible.  I might have to give up.  The drug is winning this round.  I know I will have to taper off slower I just hope I feel better.  
I will provide another update when I updose or somehow miraculously feel better.  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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0.5mg is a very small amount, increasing it a bit is not a huge step.

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I gave in.  I can’t bear the symptoms anymore.  I updosed to 1.0mg an hour ago.  I pray I find relief in the next week.  
This is the worst I have ever felt.  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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This or a higher dose might be required. Please let us know how you're doing.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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I’ve had zero improvement in symptoms the past two and a half days.  I know it’s a very small amount of time but I had some hope it would make me feel better.  It probably takes a (week or up to a month) is what I have read from the reinstatement thread.  I will hold tight. 

Now, I’m going down the rabbit hole of what happens if no amount of updose helps. How long will I feel like this then?  How much more suffering?  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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Might you be reasonable about this or are you going to torment yourself with worry every second? It takes several days to take effect. You are taking a very small amount, you may need more.

 

Can you give up your habit of catastrophizing?  If you keep up with this, you're going to wear out peer support.

 

 

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I’ve noticed I’ve had some heart palpitations today.  The head pressure / dizziness / headaches are still there.  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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I also feel more anxious and fidgety.  I feel real uneasy.  I know the drug is hitting me more now and I’m not sure this is what is suppose to happen.  
 

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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Since the updose to 1.0mg  I have been feeling worse.  My symptoms are worse.  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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Maybe the lexapro reinstatement of .5mg has made the headaches and head pressure worse.  I had a slight headache prior to reinstatement of .5mg and now after reinstatement the headaches, head pressure/dizziness have been horrible ever since Oct 1st.  
 

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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Would this been an adverse reaction or something else.  My body is not liking the 1.0mg at all.  Can someone chime in?  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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What times o'clock do you take your drugs, when do these symptoms appear?

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I take the drug at 9am in the morning.  The symptoms just appeared today around 2pm cst.  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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Do the symptoms appear at the same time each day? 

 

Please keep daily notes of times o’clock you take your drugs, their dosages, and your symptoms throughout the day. We need to know how you feel before and after taking each drug, and your symptoms in between. Post 24 hours of notes at a time in this topic, in a simple list format with time o’clock on the left and notation (symptom or drug and dosage) on the right. This can show if your symptoms are adverse effects from one of your drugs.

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830 a.m. Woke up head pressure and dizziness

9 a.m. coffee and Lexapro 1.0mg

10am headache/head pressure constant
1:15 p.m. adobado quesadilla 
3:00 p.m. Heart palpitations, more anxious and sad, crying, uneasy, jittery
3:30 p.m. Took hour long walk.  Felt dizzy twice which I hadn’t felt like this before while walking
4:45 p.m. Jittery uneasy, dizzy. Crying
7 p.m. Had to call girlfriend for support (hate doing this as she has had a long day but she is super supportive)

7:50 p.m. headache/head pressure dizziness ate bowl of cereal (diet hasn’t been good today). 

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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Symptoms are constant.  Sometimes at night after 9pmish I can feel an ever so slight in relief of symptoms until bed time at 12am.  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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Please report symptoms in this format. At what times are they worse?

 

How much coffee do you drink each day? Good to see you're walking.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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I have 2 cups of coffee a day.  I'm going to reduce the coffee moving forward.  I have to be more disciplined.

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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Caffeine can cause palpitations and jitteriness in people sensitized by withdrawal. Suggest you taper by gradually replacing with decaf.

 

You take Lexapro and caffeine at the same time in the morning. Can you take Lexapro a couple of hours earlier?

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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  • 1 month later...

Just wanted to give an update for my journey.  I quit taking Lexapro 2 months ago on March 19.  
I am not feeling much worse than before.  My main symptoms are still present.  Headache/dizziness/head pressure/sadness.  I seem to get sad daily.  I’m not going back on the drug and will have to ride out the symptoms.  
I just got back from a trip to New Orleans for 5 days and surprisingly held up the best I could ask for.  I did not get sad.  I had head issues and slight dizziness but it wasn’t terrible to the point were I couldn’t enjoy myself.  Of course when I get back home and away from my girlfriend the sadness and symptoms intensify.  
I know I will heal it is just frustrating.  I am also dealing with a second health issue which is compounding my morale.  It’s a very challenging time in my life.  I’m scared, sad, and feel awful quite a bit. 

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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Sorry to hear that. Perhaps your sadness is related to feeling lonely apart from your girlfriend.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Oh no.  I couldn't sleep last night. I slept for three hours.  I was up all night ruminating about my relationship as my gf want to take a week and a half off.  She’s never done this before and I can’t help but think the worse. Why would someone need so much time to process a major set back to our relationship?  Why doesn’t she understand that this is the worst thing that could happen right now?  I’m withdrawing from antidepressants she knows what I deal with.  Does she even care about my well being?  Am I being selfish for asking this?   I am suffering greatly now.  Im lost.  Im not living. 
I was for the most part plodding along daily.  Still feeling crappy but it was manageable.  Now this.  Can someone give me some encouragement.  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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Hey NeDaytoDayMJ sorry to hear that. Maybe just give her the break she needs it is probably really hard for her to see you suffering. 

Lexapro 20 mg 2015-2020. Tapered down and currently at 5 mg 

Wellbutrin 2019 for 3 months. Tapered off completely

Mirtazapine 30 mg 2019-2021. Tapered off completely

Rexulti 0.5 mg 2020-2021 Tapered down to 0.25 mg

Viibryd 2021 Tapered off completely

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Try and stay positive I think that is vital for recovery...

Lexapro 20 mg 2015-2020. Tapered down and currently at 5 mg 

Wellbutrin 2019 for 3 months. Tapered off completely

Mirtazapine 30 mg 2019-2021. Tapered off completely

Rexulti 0.5 mg 2020-2021 Tapered down to 0.25 mg

Viibryd 2021 Tapered off completely

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@labrat15 Thank you for reaching out.  Your soul is so kind.  A fresh breeze on a warm summer night.  I appreciate the response.  
After she sent the text that she needed the time to gather her bearings and we can talk about this after the ten days,  I didn’t respond to her.  
So I absolutely am giving her the break.  I’m not responding until she reaches back out.  If she can’t be there for me in my darkest days then it was never meant to be.  It sucks because I love her more than any women in my life.  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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Why did you ct? It doesn't get better in 5 or 6 months, it gets harder as you go.

- 10 mg lexparo 1.5 years

- ativan for panic 0.5 , never more than once daily and not everyday 

Incorrectly tapered and now taking nothing since 6-10-21. 

Took buspar a few days and had severe muscle pain. July 26, 27, then 30.

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Just ignore my comment,  I didn't read your whole post

- 10 mg lexparo 1.5 years

- ativan for panic 0.5 , never more than once daily and not everyday 

Incorrectly tapered and now taking nothing since 6-10-21. 

Took buspar a few days and had severe muscle pain. July 26, 27, then 30.

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I’m back from a trip to Montana.  I drove 14 hrs there and back.  I left a little after my Thursday post.  I felt okay there.  I was occupied in that I had to drive, the sites, and got to see my little sister.  
Now I’m back and the anxiety is kicking in again.  I’m hoping my cns is just recovering from driving 14 hrs all day yesterday.  But it’s pretty brutal today.  It’s a day were I need to make it hour to hour.  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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It hasn’t gotten better the last two days.  I’m afraid I need a resolution with my gf soon.  Without a positive outcome, I will spiral down more.  I’m at the lowest of the lows right now.  My head hurts quite a bit.  I have no appetite.  I’m a broken man.  
I’ve had brief thoughts of ending the game but I’m not close to that as I have my two sons that mean so much to me.  I’m surviving right now.  That’s it.  Life feels empty.  I’m hoping the withdrawal isn’t getting worse and this is all related to the stress.  It’s hard to tell.  I pray it’s stress related because that can ease and go away.  If withdrawal is getting worse I’m going to be in real bad shape.  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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Three months off Lexapro.  I’m sure things could be worse.  Things can be a lot better though.  I was hoping to be making some progress.  Sadly I haven’t.  It’s the same song and dance the past 9 months of my life.  
I’m still powering through.  I guess I can give myself credit for this.  I’m a fighter.  Last week was horrendous.  I’m getting over the extreme anxiety and today I haven’t been as sad as much.  
I can’t wait until I don’t have to post here.  Happy Father’s Day.  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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  • 2 weeks later...

My partner and I are well.  We resolved our differences.  I’m still recovering from the complete shock.  The last two days I’ve had horrible headaches and head pressure non stop.  Also, pretty bad cognitive impairment.  
Im hoping to stabilize better soon.  
This journey is horrible.  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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  • 3 weeks later...

Four months off the drugs.  July 19 is the date.  I wish I could come on and give better news but I'm still the same.  I've had a bad couple days lately.  I will be traveling to Montana tomorrow with my gf to visit my sister.  

I'm still not sure if our relationship will make it long term.  She has been different since the break up.  It's saddening.  Its only been a month and a half since break up so maybe she still needs time.  I would think she would be more engaging and loving again.  Maybe I'm just a fool.

I just have to hold onto the idea that I will get better.  I pray God will help me.  I pray that my life will be normal again.  

I'm surviving that is the key.  I'm making it.  Maybe next time I update it will be gone.  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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Sorry you're struggling,  you're in my thoughts. 

- 10 mg lexparo 1.5 years

- ativan for panic 0.5 , never more than once daily and not everyday 

Incorrectly tapered and now taking nothing since 6-10-21. 

Took buspar a few days and had severe muscle pain. July 26, 27, then 30.

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  • 2 weeks later...

So I’m sitting here on a Friday night in an empty house. My two sons are in Wisconsin.  I’m wondering if my life will ever improve.  My symptoms have increased the past week.  I can feel the neck muscle tightening and shortness of breathe at times.  I know this I have to live with forever.  However the sheer sadness and head ache / pain are present.  I feel more fatigued and generally worse.  I have ate more sugar the past week so starting tomorrow Im going to reduce the sugar again.  Im hoping this is the culprit but can’t be too sure.  
I read about it taking years to feel better and I just can’t bare to think it will take that long.  What an absolute waste of my life.  I understand Im still having experiences and fun times but Im not really present all the time and I feel like life is just passing me by.  I think about drinking alcohol quite a bit lately after being sober for 13 yrs.  I just want to escape.  I want to not have to deal with the sadness, crying, and pain.  Im tired of suffering.  My soul is broken at times.  I feel like I can easily lose my mind.  I feel defeated.  

2010 - 2018 Zoloft 75 mg 2019 Zoloft 50mg 2019 Zoloft 25 mg

2020 Zoloft 12.5mg

2020 Switched July 6, 2020 to Lexapro 10 mg  Nov 10, 2020 5 mg 

2021 Feb 2, 2021 2.5 mg until July 24, 2021 (Date quit)

2021 Lexapro .5 mg Reinstatement Aug 18, 2021 

2021 Lexapro .42 mg Nov 16, 2021

2021 Lexapro .35 mg Dec 1, 2021

2021 Lexapro .5 mg updose Dec 11, 2021

2022 Lexapro 1.0 mg updose March 15, 2022

2022 Quit Lexapro March 19, 2022

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How are you doing?

Any improvements so far?

 

I feel your pain about drinking alcohol. I've been sober 8.5 years myself snd sometimes it's just tempting to sedate myself snd feel relaxed again within minutes.

 

Stay strong!! Hope you're doing a bit better!

 

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.-

2019 apr 27 : START taper citalopram @ 18 mg: 29Jun 16.4 mg / 19aug 15.4 mg / 25aug 15.2 mg / 30sep 14.0 mg / 4dec 13.1 mg

2020  03Jan 12.75 mg / 28Jan 12.29 mg / 18Feb 11.83 mg, 25Feb 11.68 mg hold.. / 7May 11.33 mg hold...., 4Aug 10.98 mg / 5Dec 10.0 mg 4 month hold...

2021 30mar 9.8 mg / 06apr 9.5 mg /  13apr 9.4 mg / 14may 8,5 mg / 04jun 8,0 mg / 11jun 7.75 mg, 02jul 7.35 mg /  09jul 7.2 mg hold 3 weeks during holiday /31jul 7 mg/ 8aug 6.8 mg / 15aug 6.63mg / 22aug 6.5mg / 1sep 6.3 mg / 8sep 6.15 mg / 15sep 6.0 mg / 22sep 5.9 mg / 29sep 5.8 mg / 04 oct 5.65 mg / 10oct 5.55 mg / 17oct 5.45 mg / 24oct 5.35mg / 30oct 5.25 mg hold 3 wks / 22nov 5.15 mg / 01dec 5.1mg / 12dec 5.0mg / 20dec 4.85mg / 30dec 4.70mg / 

2022   08jan 4.5 mg / 16jan 4.4 mg / 23jan 4.3 mg / 27jan 4.2 mg / 18feb 4.1 mg / 25feb 4.0 mg / 04mar 3.9 mg / 11mar 3.75 mg / 18Mar 3.65 mg / 09apr 3.55 mg / 16apr 3.45 mg / 23apr 3.35 mg / 01may 3.25 mg / 8may 3.15 mg / 17may 3.10 mg / 28 may 3.0 mg / 7jun 2.94 mg / 18 Jun 2.88 mg / 27 jun 2.84 mg / 05 jul 2.80 mg / 16 jul 2.75 mg / 23 jul 2.70 mg / 01aug 2.65 mg / 09aug 2.60 mg

 

 

 

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I’m willing to bet that sugar is the culprit. I shared a piece of chocolate cake with my husband a few nights ago and I paid the price for the next 24 hours and I’m still recovering from that. If you drink it’s likely to ramp up your symptoms for a few weeks.  I don’t know if you’ve been to AA to help you get sober but if you’ve been there they talk about taking things only one day at a time and not projecting into the future. This is not forever it takes a very long time but eventually it does come to an end. Try reading some of the success stories.

I will be minimally involved in the forum for a while, so please direct questions to other staff at this time.

 

***Please note this is not medical advice.  Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a doctor who understands psych meds and how to withdraw from them, if you can find one.

 

Lexapro   Started Apr 15 '02 - 10 mg;  Apr 2 '20  0.18 mg; Jul 16  0.17 mg, Aug 23  0.16 mg, Oct 7  0.15 mg, Nov 8 - 0.14, Jan 16 '21 - 0.13, Feb 7 - 0.12, Feb 22 - 0.11, Mar 26 - 0.10, May 21 - 0.09, June 15 - 0.08 Aug 16 - 0.07, Oct 6 - 0.06, Nov 21 0.05, Dec. 17 0.04, Jan 14 '22 0.03, Feb 19 0.02, Apr 18 0.01, May 15 0.005,  Jul 8, 0.00.  Psych Drug Free as of July 8, 2022!!  Woohoo!!!

Ibuprofen 800 mg, Tylenol 1000 mg, Benadryl 50 mg as needed

other meds: Levothyroxine 75 mg

Trazodone on occasion, stopped in late 2019

Xanax on occasion, stopped in late 2019

magnesium in small amounts at 4 AM, 3 PM, before bed

suppl AM: fish oil, flax oil, vit C, vit E, multivitamin, zinc

suppl noon: calcium

suppl supper: calcium

suppl 8 PM: magnesium 350 mg, GABA 750 mg, Estroven, melatonin 2 mg

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