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I'm curious. For those in prolonged withdrawal:

 

1) What medication were you on? 

 

(Lexapro 15mg)

 

2) How long has i been since your last dose? 

 

4 months (17 weeks)

 

3) What symptoms did you experience? 

 

Dizziness, de-personalization, mood swings, stomach pains, nausea, headaches, gastro upset, anger, brain fog, chills, water retention, hypoglycemia, weight gain, light headedness, muscle constriction - jaw, chest, neck, cortisol surges waking me several times at night with heart racing, fibro-cystic breasts, brain fog

 

4) What do you still experience? 

 

Anxiety waves, dizziness, brain fog, neuro-emotions, waking 3-4 times at night, HYPERSENSITIVITY to everyday stressors, high histamine foods and many supplements

 

5) What has helped along the way? 

 

Hyland's Motion Sickness remedy for dizziness, Lactium for anxiety, Bach Resue Remedy, herbal teas (peppermint, chamomile, lemon balm, milk thistle, etc.), Omega 3's, magnesium, Nux Vomica 6x for nausea, high dose Vit C, keeping Vit D up, good quality whey protein, psyllium husk. 

Paleo/low histamine diet. 

Meditation has been priceless. Yoga and walking is getting me back in shape with aggravating. 

Journal to record symptoms and to note when there are good days (so on bad days I can receive hope). 

Not making commitments! This one is still difficult. 

 

 

 

9/2006 Began Lexapro

1/2014 Began taper from 15mg 

Cut dose by 2.5 mg every two weeks or until stabilized 

5/25/2014 Last dose 

 

Experienced: Anxiety/depression, intrusive thoughts, dizziness, de-personalization, mood swings, stomach pains, nausea, headaches, gastro upset, anger, many spells of brain fog, chills, water retention, hypoglycemia, heart palpitations, weight gain, light headedness, muscle constriction - jaw, chest, neck, cortisol surges waking me several times at night with heart racing, blurry eyesight / visual snow, neuropathic pain, burning/numbness in hands and feet, muscle twitching, light sensitivity, sinuses, temperature disregulation, ear zaps, FEAR, hopelessness, doom and gloom, muscle spasms and tension across whole body, low energy, apathy, depression, constant post nasal drip, ear pain, jaw pain and cracking, tooth pain, burning/tingling/numbing, right rib cage pain FOREVER, lymph congestion, hypersensitivity to many foods and many supplements, bladder/ urination issues, creaky bones, sallow, yellow skin on hands/feet, emotional dysregulation, back pain, vivid dreams, mucus, peeling lips.

 

What's left: Low energy some days, muscle pain, hormone imbalance, GI stuff here and there, eye floaters, peeling, red lips.

 

 

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