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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Anxiety and Stress Disorders
How do I stop taking lexapro and not have bad withdrawl symptom? Because I want to become pregnant within the next few months.
This is something you should definitely discuss with your physician before undertaking. Most people who stop SSRI's (including Lexapro) do NOT have any withdrawal symptoms. However, the symptoms that you were being treated for may return if therapy is stopped too soon.
A few people do experience withdrawal symptoms, usually lasting a couple days to a week. The risk of these symptoms can be decreased if you slowly taper off your medication (depending on your dose, this usually takes 1 to 4 weeks) with the close supervision of your physician.
Nancy Elder, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati