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Re: Lexapro Withdrawal Dizziness arrianna

Posted by bookgurl99 on July 27, 2003, at 13:50:30

In reply to Re: Lexapro Withdrawal Dizziness, posted by arrianna on July 27, 2003, at 12:27:26

Arianna --

I just wanted to point out that some people have mild or virtually no withdrawal effects. For example, after coming off of Zoloft after a year, my one effect was feeling dizzy for about 3 days and unusually thirsty for about 2 weeks.

You have to weight the risks of eventually _maybe_ being uncomfortable during withdrawal with the risks of not living your life to the fullest due to anxiety. If your anxiety is severe and life-impairing, then I would say it is probably worth the small chance that you will have a tough withdrawal phase.

I had a really lousy withdrawal from Serzone, with panic attacks and twitchiness that lasted for a couple of weeks. Yet because this was _temporary_, I still think taking it when I did was good because it helped me to move on with my life when I was fearful. This experience has not deterred me from taking Lexapro to stop my frequent migraines.

I wouldn't let one person's bad experience convince you to stop. Just take the knowledge and weight it with what you know to be best for yourself at this point.




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