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hi my name is ***** ***** I have been on 10mg of Lexapro for about 3 years. now I am ready to wen myself oof o the drug and have been taking 5mg for about the past week and I feel fine. whe n I when I tried in the past I couldn't do it due to the bad side effects of trying to wean off i am now presently exercising and doing many things i couldn't do in the past. but i am tired of the no sex drive and the weight gaing that i experienced after my illness in 2013

Doctor's Assistant: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this? In general, how would you describe your overall health?

I was diagnoses as having a severe depressive disorder and anxiety, and adrenal insuffiency. plus at the time i was starting to go throughmenopause. excuse typos. my overall health now since i have been eating cleaner, working out etc is 100 much better than in 2013.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Psychologist should know?

No i think that is about it

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Dear customer,

Thank you for the question.

Withdrawal symptoms occur with this medication that can cause discontinuation to be unsuccessful. Withdrawal syndrome that can include dizziness, weakness, nausea, headache, rebound depression, anxiety, insomnia, poor concentration, upper respiratory symptoms, abnormal sensations, and migraine-like symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms usually resolve spontaneously in 3 weeks. Hence you are going the correct way by slowly weaning yourself off to minimize your chances of experiencing these withdrawal symptoms.

Your present increase in physical activity and a balanced diet can help you in withdrawing from this medication successfully. I do think that this time you will be successful in discontinuing the medication.

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