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Re: here we go on 20mg...

Posted by calmlikeabomb on March 29, 2004, at 22:22:20

In reply to Re: here we go on 20mg... sueds, posted by trucker on March 29, 2004, at 21:47:01

hey sueds, i'm with you on the new thing. i found this on google looking for something to address lexapro + vertigo.

my experience with SSRIs is limited to paxil, effexor and lexapro. i'm currently coming off 10mg lexapro, and am now not taking it after tapering off. (manic episodes in summer are heightened with SSRIs, so i will take it seasonally, in fall and winter, or least that's the plan. uncharted territory there. lamictal as a mood stablizer might help absent SSRI).

i'm suffering vertigo, and it's a nuisance. i'd love ANY advice or experience about the vertigo thing, particularly how long it lasts as a result of withdrawal.

my experience with lexapro by itself is decent. i came off paxil and that was extremely unpleasant. the vertigo was relentless and i had a terrible burning sensation on my left forearm (i scratched it so much i bled through my work shirt). and (yikes) suicidal thoughts.

so, coming off lexapro appears to not be as difficult as that. it's been 5 days of none of it, and, curiously, the vertigo is just setting in hardcore.

as for another aspect of this thread, weight gain is an issue with me. i'm used to being a lean 6'0" 170. i'm at about 200 now. if i diet hard i can only get down to 188. serious pain in the rear end. i'm hoping that will change. i'd also like to know if one's metabolism speeds up considerably after coming off, and perhaps how long will it take?

hope that helps some ... any help in return is appreciated.


p.s. if anyone is doing a seasonal thing, i would LOVE to hear about it ...




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