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Any natural or herbal supplements to help taper off Lexapro?

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Old 08-11-2008, 06:26 AM   #1
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Unhappy Any natural or herbal supplements to help taper off Lexapro?

I have been taking Lexapro 20 mg. for about 5 years. This past year I am so tired I just want to stay in bed all day and a recent physical check-up indicates I have no problems that would account for this. I suspect it is the Lexapro causing this (and a horrible weight gain over the years). This past week I have tapered to 15 mg. but am having such incredible headaches I want to scream. My doctor says she does not know of any natural or herbal supplements that would lessen the withdrawal symptoms but then she denies Lexapro is addicting. Huh. Can anyone suggest anything? I hate to use Tylenol 3 on a continuing basis.

Thanks for any advice.

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Old 08-11-2008, 06:40 AM   #2
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Re: Any natural or herbal supplements to help taper off Lexapro?

I was also on Lexapro not for as long as you but I did wean off it took a month or so, yes I had the withdrawls but you just have to bear it, they do go away. were you taking the lexapro at night or during the day? I find it is better to take at night, you dont feel the withdrawl symptoms at least I didnt when I was taking it, but unfortunately I am back on meds Prozac since the anxiety came back worse. Good luck to you

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