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    How long have you been on Lexapro?

    Hey all,

    I am curious to know how long people stay on Lexapro. I have been on and off it for years and I am quickly learning that it may not be worth it since I will inevitably suffer bout of anxiety wthin a year or two of coming off and have to go through the entire process of starting again, side effects, dosage, etc.

    Has anyone been on 10/20mg of Lexapro for 5-10 years? Is it normal to do that?

    Thanks

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    Re: How long have you been on Lexapro?

    Hey

    Until Feb 2018 I was on 5mg Escitalopram for roughly 13 years. Continuous. Throughout pregnancies and breastfeeding.

    I came off in Feb as I thought I was OK (came off really slow 5mg every other day for about a year then 5mg every third day for few months then stopped)

    Big mistake. Got to May and my anxiety was back with a vengeance.

    Iím so sensitive to meds and was so worried to re start I started in June by taking the smallest amount! Iím still not up to 5mg now! Iím taking a little under 2.5mg. Sounds daft I know. I do need to up it though, but I am doing better than I was

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    Re: How long have you been on Lexapro?

    4+ years now. I don’t plan to go off it either. It’s been saving my ass through some major life changes

    ---------- Post added at 12:12 ---------- Previous post was at 12:11 ----------

    Oh, and I’m on 15 mg daily
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    Re: How long have you been on Lexapro?

    Iím on my third round and i plan to not go off again. Just started again today actually. Does anyone remember if diarrhea is a common side effect? I just came on to ask about this and saw your post


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