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Lexapro Withdrawal and Tapering Help

"After almost 38 years on psychoactive drugs, I am now totally fee of them! With Point of Return's help! - Holly (Lexapro, Ativan, Ambien)

Lexapro has one of the highest rates of discontinuation syndrome (withdrawals) of SSRIs, causing the Serotonin receptors to take time to return to neuronal health. A very slow taper is required to to prevent the brain from experiencing a type of serotonin starvation sensation. Our Non-Profit has been helping people for 15 Years. Contact the Prescription Drug Experts for help!

Real Results for Lexapro Dependency

The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Lexapro while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. We eliminate Interaction items to help make Lexapro withdrawal more comfortable. Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Lexapro correctly.  The success of our program is due to our unmatched service and unique mentoring approach. Lexapro can be dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering. Read program FAQ's

We are experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.

Imagine being Free of Lexapro Dependency

- Proven program completed At-Home under Expert Guidance

- Assessment at the onset to determine a gameplan (a $400 value)

- *Our secret is a Slow taper combined with Powerful all-natural Nutraceuticals to help minimize symptoms

- Your program is customized for your specific situation

- Professional information on herb/vitamin/over-the-counter interactions

-15 years of experience helping people in 78 countries

- Free mentoring on our 24/7 private Discussion Board 

Call toll-free 866-605-2333 to Learn More or send us an Email.

We've helped people in 78 countries and in all 50 states of the USA


This is a low cost program with undeniable results


I just want to say thank you to all of you for helping me at the very worst time of my life. I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate Point of Return. I will refer anyone I know who has similar problems as I had. more...

Bob (California) Lexapro

I will forever be grateful for your help, and I continue to tell others about your marvelous program of drug recovery when the opportunity presents itself.  I will never forget you and your compassion toward me and so many others. more...

Tom (Alabama) Lexapro

Thank you Point of Return! What you do is NOT in vain!! Thank you for helping me get my life back and thank you to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! more...

N.M. (California) Lexapro

Lexapro In-Home Withdrawal Program

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At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 15 years helping people wean off antidepressants correctly. With customized taper rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to come off allows you to come off Lexapro, once and for all, from the comfort of your home. Read Program FAQ's .


" With a combination of skepticism and hope I sent out for the POR program. I eagerly followed the instructions and waited patiently until the process unfolded and the day finally came when I took the last drop of that dreadful medication. I will be forever grateful to God for leading me to POINT OF RETURN for holding my hand every step of the way!" - Laura (Texas) Lexapro more...

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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 Withdrawal Symptoms May Include

Aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, 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 issues, visual changes, worsened depression 

Other names for Lexapro Include

Cipralex, Escitalopram, Lexaprin, Lexaprin, Lexamil, Spiralexa, Esertia

Lexapro history and Info

The primary action of Lexapro is on Serotonin. Serotonin influences the cardiovascular, renal, immune and gastrointestinal systems, and is essential to regulate body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and the sympathetic nervous system. During marketing of Lexapro there were spontaneous reports of withdrawal symptoms, particularly when stopping abruptly or rapidly tapering. Reports of serious discontinuation symptoms were also documented. Stopping Lexapro incorrectly can adversely affect many areas of the body.

Lexapro is the brand name for escitalopram, an antidepressant in a group of drugs called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). The mother compound of Lexapro is Celexa, which is a mixture of two different isomers (compounds): R-Celexa and S-Celexa, mirror images of each other. But the early studies by Forest Laboratories attributed the effectiveness of Celexa as an antidepressant was due largely to the S-isomer, while many of the side effects were linked to the R-isomer. Lexapro became the purified S-isomer of Celexa and required only 3.5 years to develop and was known as a 'cleaner and more potent SSRI."

Of all the SSRIs currently on the market, Lexapro has the highest affinity for the human Serotonin transporter, or the protein that transports Serotonin. This protein is also the target of stimulants drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine.

The FDA approved Lexapro in 2002 and according to a document released by the U.S. Senate's Special Committee in 2009, Forest Labs was accused of marketing Lexapro for unapproved uses; failing to disclose negative results from the clinical trials; and paying kickbacks to doctors who prescribed the drug. In 2010 Forest Pharmaceuticals agreed to pay $313 million to settle the charges over Lexapro and two other Forest drugs (Levothyroid and Celexa). In addition, Lexapro has been linked to birth defects and many lawsuits have been filed since the company marketed Lexapro as being safe for pregnant women and women of childbearing age.

In June 2015 twelve lawsuits were filed against Forest Pharmaceuticals after children were born with birth defects. The plaintiffs claim that Forest knew through pre and post market studies the drug was associated with a significant increased risk of birth defects in babies whose mothers ingested the antidepressants during pregnancy, and despite this knowledge continued to aggressively and actively promote the use by women in child-bearing years.

Stopping Lexapro incorrectly can adversely affect many areas of the body. his is why our nonprofit uses gradual dose reduction schedules combined with specific all-natural nutraceuticals to help ease withdrawal symptoms. 

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*While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice.

*The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products and labels mentioned / sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.

* Testimonial results may vary person to person.

*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.

*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. More...