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I AM CURRENTLY TAKING LEXAPRO FOR PTSD,IT MAKES ME FEEL WORSE THAN PTSD,I'M TAPERING OFF MYSELF AND WONDER HAS ANYONE TAPERED OFF SUCCESSFULLY?I AM DOWN TO 5 MG.EVERY OTHER DAY WITH NO WITHDRAWALS,I'M SCARED THOUGH AND DON'T KNOW IF I CAN DO IT. :confused:
I don't know just why you are scared at this point,as you are practically done right now.If you have gone down this far(how long have you been down to the every other day, thing?)stopping it completely, should be no problem for you at this point.Or are you afraid of being on nothing at all to help with your symptoms?I assume that you are seeing some sort of Dr as you had an Rx for the Lexapro?I would sit down with this Dr and try and come up with some other med that would be more beneficial than what you are now getting off of.good luck,Marcia
i've been on 5mg every other day for two weeks now,i guess i'm scared of having withdrawals and if i'll be ok without meds.i was always a strong person and not afraid of anything,but while on lexapro i developed a fear of many things.i have a dr.,but he doesn't seem to know much of anything,he told me to quit cold turkey,i had sense enough to not do this.he said he was going to try this med ,because it was kind of new and the drug company was pushing it.like a promo thing.i want my memory back and the weight off.
i totally agree with what Timber just posted to you.i just wanted to add that if your doc has that kind of additude with regard to your situation, the best possible thing that you can do for yourself right now would be to find another doc.This guy obviously does not care and is giving you dangerous info in not having you taper off the lexapro.My god, what an idiot.Thank god you know better or you really would have had some major problems.You don't need this kind of advice or support(or should I say ,lack of?)there ARE some really good caring docs out there i promise.hopefully you can find one.good luck,and keep us posted,K?Marcia