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    Missed doses - Help! Anyone ever miss a dose?

    hi all,

    i went upstate this weekend and forgot to bring my medication. It was only a weekend so I didn't think it was a big deal, a total of 3 days were missed. I'm on 20mg. I took it last night and now am feeling dizzy and weird. It is possible to feel the side effects again? Nervous :(

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    Re: Missed doses - Help! Anyone ever miss a dose?

    Quote Originally Posted by jenniferelizab View Post
    hi all,

    i went upstate this weekend and forgot to bring my medication. It was only a weekend so I didn't think it was a big deal, a total of 3 days were missed.
    Missing doses is a "big deal" and should be avoided, especially missing several in a row. Fortunately, escitalopram has a fairly long half-life which seems to have spared you from experiencing withdrawal.

    I'm on 20mg. I took it last night and now am feeling dizzy and weird. It is possible to feel the side effects again? Nervous :(
    I think the symptoms have more to do with your nervousness than the med. You should be okay by tomorrow.

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    Re: Missed doses - Help! Anyone ever miss a dose?

    Yes, I have done this and if I miss too many I get the same symptoms. It's just withdrawal. Take your meds again and you'll feel fine.
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    Re: Missed doses - Help! Anyone ever miss a dose?

    You are probably messing with your own head, I've missed a few days here and there without any effects.

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    Re: Missed doses - Help! Anyone ever miss a dose?

    just continue taking them and they'll continue working as usual. its not great to miss a dose but a lot of people do, accidents happen, and they end up fine. just fill ur psychiatrist in so they're updated!

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    also, a tip for the future, if u ever forget ur SSRIs, u can contact a local pharmacy, preferably the branch u usually use even if its a diff location, & purchase a few singular pills at a local pharmacy to hold you over until u get home. its only a few dollars, like 7 or so i believe. ive done this before when forgetting medication!

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    Re: Missed doses - Help! Anyone ever miss a dose?

    I have done this before, don't stress. I get dizzy spells when i don't take if for days, but after a while it goes away. You should be back to normal in no time.

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