- Jul 24, 2016
i just discharged from inpatient to outpatient. the hospital I'm at has a further step down program. something like an independent living house. while inpatient, i refused to take any sort of medication. it wasn't until about a month ago that the doctor started me on lexapro. i hated it. it helped and that's what scared me. after i saw what it did to me (in a positive way) i freaked out from the progress i was making. so i faked taking them for 2 days until i was caught. due to insurance, i had to make a contract saying i was committed to to staying on the med for long term. I continued to take the lexapro until 2 days ago. now that i'm discharged i stopped taking the lexapro cold turkey. i know that is really not good. i'm afraid i'm going to have really bad withdrawal symptoms. any advice??