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Nov 19, 2018 · how to wean off lexapro 10 mg in Depression & Anxiety

I’m actually fine now. On that day I had 3 very strong cups of tea one after the other that led me to have strong heart palpitations and severe anxiety leading to depression. I’m ok now. Ive been watching my diet, taking my supplements, exercising and keeping myself busy and I’ve been fine so far. Thanks for the support. I have hope again!

Nov 19, 2018 · how to wean off lexapro 10 mg in Depression & Anxiety

Initially when I started tapering off Lexapro I was so hopeful. I had this surge of energy – I changed my dietary habits- cut caffeine, cut gluten and started taking supplements along with a daily exercise regimen, calorie counting and also with a deep focus on disciplined meditation. It has been 20 days since I shaved off 1/4 from my Lexapro 10 mg and today is the first day I felt keenly the presence of my old enemy depression. I was easily excited, anxious and prone to spiralling, ruminating and I felt like there was this painful heaviness in my heart that won’t go away. I started to doubt my tapering process. I am also seeing a holistic therapist who is helping me with the process but it’s harder than anticipated… and it’s only 1/4. Is there anyone out there who has successfully weaned off Lexapro 10 mg after a decade? (I’m 30 – female). Please share some encouragement those who have done it before. Really need all the support out there!

Nov 10, 2018 · Lexapro discontinued side effects in Depression & Anxiety

@jeny4fitness hi. Actually I gained weight after I started taking lexapro. I read online that most people lose weight once they discontinue. I’ll only know if I gain or lose after about a month or so I suppose. Since I’m doing a gradual taper I’m not sure if drastic weight loss or gain would happen. I can only wait and see. I’m hoping to lose weight after cutting lexapro for good. Im planning to take omega 3s fatty acids at least 800 mg (epa) and above. I read 1000 ish epa is really good to deal with withdrawal side effects…

Nov 8, 2018 · Lexapro discontinued side effects in Depression & Anxiety

I’ve been on lexapro for about 8 years now. I tried twice before and even used St. John’s wort as a replacement but it didn’t work. Had bad withdrawal effects. However this time I’m older and better resourced. Seeing a therapist and holistic medicine practitioner, started exercising and taking supplements, juicing, changed my diet (cut gluten and sugar – dairy is a bit hard) and I’ve reduced to 3/4. On day 3 and I still feel ok. I guess I would only know about a week after.

Nov 3, 2018 · Protracted Benzo withdrawal in Depression & Anxiety

Thank you Lisa! Such a pity CBD oil is illegal here in Malaysia and you can be sentenced to death for possession CBD oil… sigh.

Nov 2, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Sorry to hear about your struggles. All these big Pharma drugs work to suppress the symptoms but do not cure the root cause. I’ve been on escilatopram and lexapro and Prozac for 16 years. Now I’m on 10 mg lexapro going to start weaning soon. I’m doing alot of research and seeing a holistic therapist who is guiding me through the weaning. I take vitamins b6, 12 folic acid, magnesium and omega 3s fatty acids along with Apple carrot and beetroot juice every morning and 30 minutes of exercise Everyday. Cut off coffee because it messes up my nervous system and I’ve been feeling better already. Heard L theanine and 5 htp help with alleviating depressive side effects. Good luck!

Nov 2, 2018 · Protracted Benzo withdrawal in Depression & Anxiety

If you are in the US which I’m assuming you are, I’m sure you would have better access to good shrinks and rehab centers so I think you would be in better hands. It’s just in Malaysia I’m stuck. I don’t have a job at the moment so I can’t even save up to send him to a good center in the US. Anyways thanks for the words of encouragement.

Nov 2, 2018 · Protracted Benzo withdrawal in Depression & Anxiety

Seems like you’re on valium too. May I know how Long and how much you’re taking? Sorry if it sounded like I was bashing valium takers. I’m not. I’m genuinely concerned because I know every drug you take for an extended period of time will have side effects. I can’t even Google benzo side effects because I’ll spiral into worry when I read them. I just don’t want him to become a vegetable later in life. As far as I know there aren’t any good benzo specific withdrawal centers in Malaysia either. And it would be impossible for us to seek rehab for my dad in the US or elsewhere at the moment. I just worry every night he will have a heart attack or blood clot. Thank you so much for your words of wisdom. It feels so much better knowing there are others struggling with the same issue and I can only hope to find the answer one day. I wish you the very best.