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Old 07-23-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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Off Lexapro. HELP!

Hi all. I need some advice. I decided to get off Lexapro because my husband and I want to plan for a baby. I also have pursued a more natural approach to my anxiety, hormones, and overall health. I am and was sick of feeling like Lexapro controlled my life. While on the drug, I was numb- rarely cried or got emotional, gained 25 pounds, and had a very low sex drive.

So, here I am Lexapro free for 1 month. I did a very fast taper- probably too fast, but I don't want to try again. In fact today, I found my remaining pills and flushed them down the toilet. It felt good

My month off Lexapro has been a rollercoaster of physical symptoms:
Hot flashes
Crying spells
Headaches
Tingling/numbness in extremeties - for about 2 weeks, my left arm/leg ached constantly then the feeling just dissapeared...
Fatigue
Insomnia

I have had a full medical workup over the past 2-3 months - MRI of brain (normal), blood work (normal except a a major deficiancy in Vitamin C), EEG (normal, but my head has NEVER felt the same since that test 2 weeks ago). I have even had my neurotransmitters tested. My cortisol is low throughout the day (it's only in nromal range around bed time).

My problem is simply this: I STILL DON'T FEEL RIGHT. Everytime I get the motivation and the energy to go run errands, shop, or even take a walk, I get this pressure in my head that makes me slightly dizzy (no spinning of any kind, just OFF). I am so jumpy and sensitive to every noise, smell, sound, etc. It's making me crazy! I want to run to the ER, but what are they going to do that I haven't already had done? It's like I don't FEEL anxious, but I am?! HELP!

Kristi

 
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