I need advice on my doctors suggestion on coming off escitalopram.
Last March started a taper from benzodiazepines. Still in middle of that but have been on hold since October . I am very sick. I have every withdrawal symptom imaginable. Because of recent concerns with my liver my doctor wants me to continue to hold the benzo taper and get off escitoplam because processed through the liver. Plus he wants to help me with my daily migraines and all migraine meds interact with escitoplam. So I have been on escitoplam for 10+ years at 20mg. His taper plan for me is to alternate 20 and 10 for one week, then take 10mg for one week, then alternate 10 and 0 for one week then stop. I am concerned that this is a bit fast. But when my liver is under question cause alt readings are high and increasing I don’t know what to do. From what I have researched withdrawal symptoms from escitoplam is no picnic. Any advice would be appreciated . Thanks.