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Hey everyone. I was depressed starting in January and started Lexapro 10mg from June-August. I have been doing a lot of psychotherapy, as well as taking omega-3s. At about August, right before dental school, I started writing and did some psychotherapy and it totally clicked in my mind and the problem that was bothering me for the past 6 months was totally resolved. I know this. I felt totally back to normal for about a week with complete functioning in every aspect. Prior to that I was taking Lexapro every other day for about a week. But then, after I started feeling better, I stopped my Lexapro for about 4-5 days. By the 5th day, I got super anxious over random things, vomiting, nausea, chills, everything. I am assuming these are discontinuation symptoms. Plus, I only took the medication for 2.5 months before quitting, essentially cold turkey, because a week taper I don't think was much. The next day, I took my Lexapro and mostly all of these went away, except for a little anxiety, vivid dreams, and a little lower appetite. But, should I continue taking the antidepressants for the remaining up to 6 months / do you guys think I will feel back how I did a week ago due to my resolved situational issue (important, really want to feel this way again)? Or do you think I should taper the drugs now over time and start quitting right now? I am 3 weeks into starting dental school right now so would like to make a good evidence-based decision. Thank you in advance for your help and input. Love and all the best to you all. <3
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