Have you tried to come off Lexapro only to experience the antidepressant discontinuation syndrome? This withdrawal syndrome is why many reinstate the antidepressant and why some begin our program to diminish the Lexapro withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawing from Lexapro must be done gradually, yet many find the symptoms interfere with all aspects of life. Additionally, the alterations to the Serotonin receptors take time to heal, and Serotonin is located throughout the human body which helps to explain why Lexapro withdrawal symptoms are also widespread.  If done correctly, Lexapro withdrawal does not have to interfere with your daily life. Contact our nonprofit for help today.*
Below is information about Lexapro, Lexapro withdrawal, and getting off Lexapro naturally.
WHAT IS LEXAPRO WITHDRAWAL LIKE?
LEXAPRO WITHDRAWAL HELP - GETTING OFF NATURALLY
The Point of Return Lexapro weaning at-home program is a slow taper that allows you to step down from Lexapro under the guidance of Our Team, Your Physician and Pharmacist. The Pre-Taper is for Symptom Relief - you will not taper Lexapro until you feel ready. This is where our Advanced Nutracteuticals are critical, we know the demands placed on the body during Lexapro withdrawal. Point of Return provides healthy, Drug-Free strategies to help ease Lexapro withdrawal and support your well-being.
Our area of expertise includes Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkiller (on a case-by-case basis). Our in-home programs are individualized based on your specific situation. An assessment is completed once you being the Lexapro Withdrawal Program, and allows us to individualize your gameplan based on age; length of time on Lexapro; health challenges; additional medications; stress levels and interactions. Don't wean Lexapro alone, work with our Prescription Drug Experts.*
LEXAPRO WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE
- balance issues
- blurred vision
- brain zaps
- concentration impairment
- crying spells
- electric shock sensations
- flu-like symptoms
- highly emotional
- impaired speech
- jumpy nerves
- lack of coordination
- migraine headaches / increased headaches
- over-reacting to situations
- repetitive thoughts or songs
- sensory & sleep disturbances
- severe internal restlessness (akathisia)
- stomach cramps
- tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing)
- tingling sensations
- troubling thoughts
- visual hallucinations / illusions
- vivid dreams
- speech or visual changes
- worsened depression 
IMAGINE BEING FREE OF LEXAPRO DEPENDENCY
✔ Proven Program completed In-Home with Expert Guidance
✔ Slowly Wean Off Lexapro
✔ All-Natural Nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms and make Lexapro Withdrawal easier*
✔ Professional information on interactions
✔ Free Mentoring on our 24/7 private Discussion Board
✔ Free Assessment Upon Starting our Program (a $400 value)
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LEXAPRO WITHDRAWAL TIMELINE
Lexapro has a half-life (when the drug is half out of the body) of 27-32 hours, so many patients may not feel a reduction for 1-2 days. Discontinuation symptoms are generally felt when 90% or more of the Lexapro has left your system. However, metabolization of drugs can vary significantly and this explains why even a small reduction is felt by many. For normal metabolization approximately 6 days is required for 99% of the Lexapro to leave your system.   Withdrawals can begin mild and continue to increase and may include digestive issues, sleep changes, trouble balancing properly, numbness, tingling, unwanted feelings of guilt, anxiety or depression. It is the widespread Lexapro Withdrawal symptoms that drives many to start out at-home program. We know how to minimize the Lexapro withdrawals and have a proven method used for 17 years. Contact us for help.*
LEXAPRO WITHDRAWAL SUCCESS STORIES
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LEXAPRO SIDE EFFECTS AND ADVERSE REACTIONS
LEXAPRO SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE:
Constipation, decreased appetite, decreased sex drive, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, ejaculation disorder, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, impotence, indigestion, insomnia, nausea, runny nose, sinusitis, sleepiness, sweating, abdominal pain, abnormal dreaming, allergic reactions, blurred vision, bronchitis, chest pain, coughing, earache, fever, gas, heartburn, high blood pressure, hot flushes, increased appetite, irritability, joint pain, lack of concentration, lack of energy, lack of orgasm, light-headedness, menstrual cramps, migraine, muscle pain, nasal congestion, neck and shoulder pain, pain in arms or legs, palpitations, rash, ringing in the ears, sinus congestion, sinus headache, stomachache, tingling, toothache, tremors, urinary problems, vertigo, vomiting, weight changes, yawning
LEXAPRO ADVERSE REACTIONS MAY INCLUDE: per PDR
Severe: pancreatitis, tardive dyskinesia, seizures, suicidal ideation, SIADH, hemolytic anemia, agranulocytosis, GI bleeding, aplastic anemia, heart failure, bradycardia, hypertensive crisis, torsade de pointes, thrombosis, atrial fibrillation, stroke, myocardial infarction, ventricular tachycardia, anaphylactoid reactions, Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS, erythema multiforme, angioedema, toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, pulmonary embolism , visual impairment, ocular hypertension, hepatic failure, hepatic necrosis, spontaneous fetal abortion, renal failure (unspecified), rhabdomyolysis, serotonin syndrome, bone fractures, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, neonatal abstinence syndrome
Moderate: ejaculation dysfunction, constipation, impotence (erectile dysfunction), dysphagia , akathisia, choreoathetosis, pseudoparkinsonism, dysarthria, ataxia, migraine, myoclonia, dystonic reaction, nystagmus, amnesia, confusion, delirium, nmania, psychosis, hostilit, impulse control symptoms, hallucinations, depression, hyponatremia, platelet dysfunction, hypoprothrombinemia , anemia, thrombocytopenia, bleeding, leukopenia, hematoma, hypertension, peripheral vasodilation, chest pain (unspecified), phlebitis, QT prolongation, hypotension, orthostatic hypotension, sinus tachycardia, palpitations, edema, dyspnea, blurred vision, hyperbilirubinemia, hepatitis, elevated hepatic enzymes, hyperprolactinemia, priapism, urinary retention, dysuria, myasthenia, hyperglycemia, diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, hypercholesterolemia, osteopenia, withdrawal ,growth inhibition
Mild: headache, nausea, drowsiness, insomnia, xerostomia, diarrhea, fatigue, libido decrease, hyperhidrosis, dizziness, rhinitis, dyspepsia, vomiting, lethargy, sinusitis, orgasm dysfunction, dental pain, abdominal pain, paresthesias, yawning, menstrual irregularity, flatulence, weight loss, pyrosis (heartburn), gastroesophageal reflux, hypoesthesia, asthenia, nightmare, tremor, vertigo, restless legs syndrome (RLS), emotional lability, irritability, restlessness, agitation, paranoia, anxiety, purpura, epistaxis, ecchymosis, syncope, malaise, fever, rash, photosensitivity, flushing, urticaria, alopecia, cough, nasal congestion, diplopia, mydriasis, tinnitus, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, increased urinary frequency, muscle cramps, arthralgia, myalgia, back pain
LEXAPRO BOXED WARNINGS: per PDR:
Children, growth inhibition, suicidal ideation
Safety and efficacy have not been established in pediatric populations for any indication except for the treatment of major depressive disorder in children and adolescents 12 years of age and older. There is a causal relationship between the use of antidepressants, such as escitalopram, and the risk of suicidal ideation and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 18 to 24 years). The risk of suicidality for these drugs was identified in a pooled analysis of 24 placebo-controlled trials (n = 4,400) lasting up to 16 weeks in pediatric patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), or other psychiatric disorders. The analysis showed a greater risk of suicidality during the first few months of treatment in those receiving antidepressants (SSRIs and others). The average risk of such events on drug was 4% and 2% for placebo; however, no suicides occurred in these trials. Pooled analysis of short-term clinical trials during early phase treatment with SSRIs and other antidepressants in young adults (18 to 24 years) also showed an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior. The clinical need for an antidepressant in children or young adults for any use must be weighed against the risk of increased suicidality; patients who are started on therapy should be observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior, particularly within the first few months of starting therapy or at the time of dose increase or decrease. It is unknown if the suicidality risk in children and young adults extends to longer-term therapy (i.e., beyond several months). The possibility of a suicide attempt is inherent in patients with depressive symptoms, whether these occur in primary depression or in association with another primary disorder such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). All patients with a history of suicidal ideation or behaviors and those with a prominence of suicidal ideation prior to treatment are considered at an increased risk for suicidal ideation or attempts, and should be closely monitored during treatment with escitalopram. In patients who exhibit changes in symptoms, worsening of depression or emergent suicidality, a decision should be made to change or discontinue treatment. If discontinuing, medication should be tapered as rapidly as possible, but with recognition that abrupt discontinuation can also cause adverse symptoms. All antidepressants should be prescribed in the smallest quantity consistent with good patient management in order to reduce the risk of overdose. The potential for growth inhibition in pediatric patients should be monitored during SSRI therapy. Monitor height and weight periodically while the patient is receiving escitalopram. Data are inadequate to determine whether the chronic use of SSRIs causes long-term growth inhibition; however, decreased weight gain has been observed in children and adolescents receiving escitalopram.
LEXAPRO TECHNICAL DATA AND REFERENCES
According to the FDA regarding the discontinuation of Escitalopram, marketed as Lexapro and Cipralex: Discontinuing Lexapro: A gradual dose reduction is recommended (2.4). Discontinuation of Treatment with Lexapro: A gradual reduction in dose rather than abrupt cessation is recommended whenever possible (5.3). 2.4 Discontinuation of Treatment with Lexapro Symptoms associated with discontinuation of Lexapro and other SSRIs and SNRIs have been reported [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)]. Patients should be monitored for these symptoms when discontinuing treatment. A gradual reduction in the dose rather than abrupt cessation is recommended whenever possible. If intolerable symptoms occur following a decrease in the dose or upon discontinuation of treatment, then resuming the previously prescribed dose may be considered. Subsequently, the physician may continue decreasing the dose but at a more gradual rate.
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*The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with Your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent throughout.
*This program is not meant to cure or prevent any disease or illness.
*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support throughout the process. More..