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Sharky: Cipralex / escitalopram


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I haven recently decided to stop taking ciraplex 20 mg . I have took the meds for six months and I feel it did me much harm then well . I still feel the withdrawals symptoms most of the time I feel that I am absent minded or mentally not there feel stuck.Did any of you feel thAt your taste buds are not the same the feeling of numbness dead man walking . Everything feel very hard 

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Welcome to SA. We are a volunteer run site with member such as yourself tapering off or have gotten off medications as you and are healing.


This is your introduction page where you will receive information, ask questions and meet other members going through what you are.


First, can you please create a signature.


Instructions:  Withdrawal History Signature


How recently did you stop the Cipralex?


Tips for tapering off escitalopram (Lexapro)


Why taper by 10% of my dosage?


The slowness of slow tapers


Here are some links you might find helpful.


What is withdrawal syndrome?


Brain Remodelling


Anhedonia, apathy, demotivation, emotional numbness


At this point, you could try a reinstatement of 0.5 mg and see if that helps. You should hold at that dosage for at least 7 days as that is how long it take the body to register it.


About reinstating and stabilizing to reduce withdrawal symptoms


We don't suggest a lot of supplements on here except 2. Some members find them calming to the nervous system. If you want to try one, try a small dose and wait a few days before introducing the other.



Omega-3 Fish Oil


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

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

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

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

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

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day.

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

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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