Hi Bro and welcome.
I'm not sure you realize, but this is a site with support and information for people wanting to safely come off their psyche meds. Or those already in withdrawal.
We don't encourage the use of these drugs or support people who are starting them or wanting to stay on them.
Most of us here have had bad experiences from taking these kinds of drugs and even worse problems when trying to come off them.
As scallywag wrote, it was not a good idea to stop taking it suddenly, as you found out, I'm sorry you weren't told this.
Are you wanting our help with safe tapering? so, SW gave you some good advice and links with what you need to know, please read through them carefully and come back here with any questions.
It sounds like you haven't been taking it for long, which is good, once you safely come off, you will probably get back to normal quite quickly.
I was taking Zoloft a similar drug, and then Lexapro for over 13 years. Like you, I started taking antidepressants for anxiety, but right away, they began causing other problems, which slowly increased over time. But each time I tried to stop taking the drug, within days I would be feeling 100 times worse than anything I had ever experienced before and would start taking them again, believing I needed them. I didn't know they cause a withdrawal syndrome if stopped too fast.
In the long term, taking them hasn't improved the quality of my life and over the years the side effects got worse and worse, causing various other symptoms and conditions.
Doctors will rarely tell you any of this. These drugs don't cure anything, they just mask symptoms and make us numb and in the long run, can cause even worse problems. Stopping them too fast, without the proper information can turn your life into a nightmare. Its been over 6 years since my too fast taper off Lexapro and I'm still not fully recovered. The anxiety I had before starting on these drugs is nothing compared with what I've been through trying to come off them.
So please, if you are just starting down this road of psychiatric medication. Do some research and think very carefully about it, they are not a solution and can have serious negative consequences long term.
I'm not a doctor. My comments are not medical advise. These are my opinions based on my own experience and what I've learned. Please discuss your situation with a medical practitioner who has knowledge of tapering and withdrawal.
My Introduction Thread
Full Drug and Withdrawal History
Several SSRIs for 13 years starting 1997 (for mild to moderate partly situational anxiety)
Various other drugs over the years for side effects
2 month 'taper' off Lexapro 2010
Short acute withdrawal, followed by 2 -3 months of improvement then delayed protracted withdrawal
DX ADHD followed by several years of stimulants and other drugs trying to manage increasing symptoms
Failed reinstatement of Lexapro and trial of Prozac (became suicidal)
May 2013 Found SA, learned about withdrawal, stopped taking drugs...healing begins.
Protracted withdrawal, with a very sensitized nervous system, slowly recovering as time passes
Supplements which seem to help: High doses of Vitamin C, Magnesium, Garlic and Ginger. Taurine,
Vit D3, L-Theanine and Inositol. I'm one of the rare people who react badly to fish oil.
June 2016 - Started daily juicing, mostly vegetables and lots of greens.
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