Q&A: How long are withdrawal symptoms coming off Lexapro?
posted on 11/8/2016
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Hello, I did a 4 week taper off of Lexapro and have been completely off of Lexapro (SSRI) for 7 days now. I am experiencing intense emotional mood swings; frustration/anger/rage, sadness, and crying. I'm also physically nauseous, lightheaded, and all of my muscles hurt. The brain zaps are getting better. My question is; how long do 'withdrawal' (SSRI discontinue syndrome) symptoms last? or when do they start to get better? I don't know at what point the withdrawal is over and I'm just in need of getting back on medicine again. Background: I've been on different SSRIs for 14 years. Have been on Lexapro for 5-7 years. I have made a lot of changes in my life and have been extremely happy; have not had a depressive episode in over 2 1/2 years.- Lauren
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