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Re: Tapering off Lexapro? Bill L

Posted by shoebox on September 8, 2003, at 9:35:50

In reply to Re: Tapering off Lexapro?, posted by Bill L on September 8, 2003, at 8:57:36

> It tkaes time to work and for the side effects to subside. Stay on the 20 mg for the next 2 weeks until your appointment. Take it at night after dinner. If the diarrhea is due to the Lexapro, that side effect will go away.

The diarrhea IS due to the Lexapro, and I do take it at night--it has made no difference in my exhaustion. I appreciate your comments, but there is no guarantee that these side effects will subside and in the meantime I am exhausted, dehydrated and extremely irritable. I have never had a bad reaction to an AD like this before, and a month of profuse, urgent diarrhea around the clock and falling asleep at my desk every day, is more than enough to put me off continuing with this drug, "waiting it out" to see whether or not it will work for me. I'll be lucky if I don't get fired at this rate.




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