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Re: Lexapro Withdrawal Dizziness/Tingling/Numbness emiliacole

Posted by Mariposa on January 20, 2004, at 17:36:43

In reply to Re: Lexapro Withdrawal Dizziness/Tingling/Numbness, posted by emiliacole on January 20, 2004, at 16:31:25

> i stopped lexapro 10 days ago and in just the past 5 days i have gone through the WORST withdrawal EVER! same symptoms, aching in my head left side, dizziness, nausea..it's horrible, like the flu.
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> this happened to me before when i forgot to take my meds for a few days and then figured, well, i feel fine, i'll just stop...i was out of work for a week with what i thought was the flu..after i didn't get better, i started the lexapro again, and of course felt better.... i also kept gaining weight......
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> i quit lexapro because i gained 35 pounds from it in just 8 months!
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> YES, LEXAPRO CAN MAKE YOU FAT!
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> i went to three different docs trying to figure out how i could possibly gaining weight so rapidly while my eating habits never changed...they even go better, and i was going to the gym 5 days a week..... no one could figure it out.
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> my pysch meds doctor even confirmed that she had gained weight on it...even though she backed the drug by saying it was rare...rare my ass! just search lexapro side effects and you will get HUNDREDS of people telling their horror stories of this drug.
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> i am so bummed i never researched this in the first place.
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> even though i feel sick as a dog and none of my clothes fit, thanks to lexapro, i'll never take an anti'D again...i'm on a quest for a natural solution. pharmaceutical drugs are poison.

Most posters who have successfully stopped Lexapro did it by tapering off slowly so as to minimize the withdrawl agony.

Sorry to hear you had such a rough time of it, but your poison is a potion to many of us....I lost 10 pounds on Lex and have had good results.

Good luck to you.~~~8|8


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