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Sep 11, 2018 · Lexapro withdrawal in Depression & Anxiety

For all my 15 years of living I have lived with depression. I always have done good in school but I have had 2 good friends my whole life. This past year my friend and I were jumped walking home from hanging out and he has not talked to me ever since. After this I soon became hooked on nicotine as well as smoking weed through a vape pen. My addiction became so severe that I was institutionalized in May due to my refusal to attend school and eat. I have now been clean for almost 5 months but I stopped using my prescribed escitalopram about 2 weeks ago and seem to exhibit extreme depression that I have never felt before. I tried taking 2 or 3 of the pills but they do not help. I have considered breaking my sobriety but I know there must be another option as I want to reinvent myself due to transferring to a new co-ed school. If anyone has experienced anything I have and has overcome please reach out and share some advice as I am in a time of dire need of it.