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Hi Everyone,

 

I am sorry if this isnt the right place to post. Not sure where to post this.

 

I am wondering how one goes about tapering off of an antidepressant.

 

I am going to taper off of Cipralex (lexapro) once I am done with the benzo taper and feel strong enough.

 

Can I taper on the same method I have used for the Benzo?

E.g. 5 to 10% reduction every 10 days.

 

Any ideas or resources are welcome.

 

 

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Hi,

 

I've tapered off mirtazipine & now nearly off venflaxine. In general people normally go by the 10% rule. I found myself  I could go a bit faster, certainly with the first one. Usually drop every 2 weeks, if I'm struggling I'll wait a bit longer. Not any differant to benzos really, just easier.

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Thank you both so much, I really appreciate it.

 

I am hoping the anti-depressant taper is not too bad for me.

 

There have been stages during this benzo taper where I really was at wits end. I cannot believe the end is in sight finally. Its been a bumpy ride.

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Hi Seeker-

 

Please give yourself time to heal after your benzo taper before you start the AD taper.  I understand wanting to be done with these meds once and for all, trust me,  but we also need to be gentle with our CNS.

 

Brighterday  :)

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I'm 15 months off my benzo. I'm currently currently Sertraline but I have to go at a snail's pace!!  Super sllllooooooowwww.

I'm really hoping that when I'm completely healed from BWD that I'll be able to cut faster.

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