Re: Has anyone weaned off of Lexapro?
yes...i weened off of lexapro about 6 mos. ago. wish i could say that it was easy, but i cant. the first week i cut my dosage in half, then again week 2, then cold turkey by week 3. i had a very tough time getting off of it. i had sharp stabbing pains in my head for about 4 weeks, headaches constantly, and extreme dizziness. but the strangest side effect was what felt like mini blackouts. they lasted for like a milisecond but made me vey nervous especially when driving. By week 5 i started to feel well again. the dr. i am currently seeing wants to put me back on lexapro and i am reluctant only because of what i went thru getting off of it. The best advice i can give you is to be patient and ween yourself off slowly. this depends on your dosage too. best of luck to you and hopefully you dont have any of the symptoms i had.