For various reasons I took 5-10 mg of Lexapro for about 8 years.
In Sept. 2011 for various reasons I had a meltdown, sad
, crying and mild depression eventhough I was on 10 mg of Lexapro.
My GP increased me to 20mg and I was not able to tolerate it.
Nov 15, 2011 he switched me to 37.5 mg Effexor xr and increase to 75 mg on Nov 27. This was horrible with numerous side effects.
Jan 2 2012 it dawned on me that spring of 2011 I started to take Gingko Biloba along with my regular vitamins. I contacted my Pharmacist who adviced me to stop as when taken with antidepressants it can cause Serotonin Syndrom. I stopped and felt somewhat better, but not completely.
Jan 25,2012 my GP changed me back to Lexapro 10 mg.
The past 5 weeks have been horrible. From what I read this is from effexor xr withdrawal.
Do you have any idea how long this will last or what I can do to help myself? I am eating healthy, exercising, meditating, yoga, etc.