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06 Mar 2010

Quitting Lexamil
I have been on lexamil 20mg for the past year to year and a half, however, due to immense weight gain, and my inability to lose that weight as a side effect of this medication, i have become increasingly depressed and self conscious, I am thinking about quitting lexamil, which I take for my depression, but am not sure of what the possible withdrawal symptoms would be, can I do this safely, and will it in any way affect my full time studies negatively?
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01 Jan 0001

You realy need to discuss this properly with your psychiatrist ( and it should be a psychiatrist involved rather than solely a GP ) - if you are "increasingly depressed" you need treatment for that. Maybe with a different antidepressant, maybe with CBT counselling, or both -and at the same time, he/she can advise you on gradually coming off the one, and changing to whatever would best replace it
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