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Duva: Weaning Escitalopram 5mg

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Duva

Hi!

I have been on SSRIs for 7 years to treat GAD.

Last 2 years i have been on escitalopram (Lexapro) 5 mg/day.

I weaned escitalopram gradually within short time (3-4 weeks).

Last dos was 1,5 months ago.

Brainzaps and other WD symtoms last 2 weeks but they disappeared

Now i have no problem, happy and feel my self back before medication but the most problem is INSOMNIA ūüė≠ and night anxity. I know its withdrawal symtom but don't know how much it lasts.

I use phenergan which help as sleep aid.

Dose it worth to reinstate Esciatalopram after being 1,5 months free?

Thanks for answers, replies‚ėļ

 

 

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AliG

Hi Duva. Insomnia is a withdrawal symptom and can last quite a long time. I have struggled with it for 3.5 years. I would think about reinstating a very small dose as it could possibly help to ease this symptom.

 

Would you mind filling in your drug history : It appears below each of your posts and helps us to offer advice based on your previous medications.

Please put your withdrawal history in your signature

 

Once we have a few more particulars, we can perhaps suggest a starting dose.

About reinstating and stabilizing to reduce withdrawal symptoms

 

Welcome to S.A.

Ali

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On 31/12/2017 at 5:50 PM, AliG said:

Hi Duva. Insomnia is a withdrawal symptom and can last quite a long time. I have struggled with it for 3.5 years. I would think about reinstating a very small dose as it could possibly help to ease this symptom.

 

Would you mind filling in your drug history : It appears below each of your posts and helps us to offer advice based on your previous medications.

Please put your withdrawal history in your signature

 

Once we have a few more particulars, we can perhaps suggest a starting dose.

About reinstating and stabilizing to reduce withdrawal symptoms

 

 

Welcome to S.A.

Ali

Thank you Ali.

I reinstate escitalopram with very low dose 0,3 mg since 2 days and I'm feeling little bit better. I don't know if it's placebo or real effect. Still using phenergan 25-50 mg to sleep, proponolol 10mg to ease palpitation at night.

I have updated my signature. 

Thank you for advice

Duva

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