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Lexapro Withdrawal

Posted by Butternut on May 9, 2011, at 23:25:46

Will going off Lexapro cause increased carb cravings and alcohol cravings? I am 39 and have NEVER craved alcohol in my life! I am a total lightweight who gets wicked hangovers. I've been craving carbs while on lexapro, and have gain ALOT of weight. Since going off Lexapro, I crave sugar even worse, plus I am thinking about alcohol alot! I am only about 1.5 weeks off the drug. Please tell me these cravings will stop!

Here's my weaning experience thus far:
Went from 10mg to 5mg for about 6 months! (I have experience weaning from ssris and others, so I was not in a hurry.) Tried to just stop, but that was not easy. After two days of feeling woozy, and starting to feel some weird shocks in my tongue, I took a 10mg of Prozac I found in the medicine cabinet, as I'd read about Prozac's half life being longer and therefore helpful in weaning. I found that every other day, withdrawal symptoms returned. I took a Prozac. About a week and a half later, I am able to go three days before taking another prozac. I've had very weird, vivid dreams, but they are getting less intense as time goes on.




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