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Re: Lexapro Withdrawal elanor roosevelt

Posted by SLS on November 4, 2016, at 6:08:01

In reply to Re: Lexapro Withdrawal, posted by elanor roosevelt on November 4, 2016, at 0:45:22

> symptoms? How have you managed it in the past?
> not well.
> when the rage hits the only thing that will make a dent id 5mg of ambien
> there are no more types of anti-depressants left that i haven't tried. Nowhere to go, nowhere to hide

Are you bipolar?

How often and how severe are your episodes of depression? (Chronic vs recurrent vs rapid-cycling).

How did you react to Wellbutrin?

Non-antidepressant treatment:

Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) and its cousin drug, Tegretol (carbamazepine), work well for impulse and anger issues, including rage attacks. I like Trileptal because it does not produce as much sedation as Tegretol. Also, with Tegretol, you would need to monitor the blood for agranulocytosis - inhibition of the bone marrow from producing immune white blood cells (granulocytes). I have seen someone with bipolar and anger issues do well on as combination of Trileptal + Lamictal (I don't know the doses) without an antidepressant. One can add low-dose lithium or Abilify (aripiprazole).

Interestingly, Trileptal can ease the withdrawal effects of alcohol and benzodiazepines. I am curious to know how effective it would be to aid in the withdrawal of SSRIs and SNRIs. If you choose to try Trileptal to treat your illness, you might want to add it now while you are withdrawing from Lexapro. Of course, you might find that the judicious use of a benzodiazepine will help with Lexapro withdrawal.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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