Hi there! I received a script from my doc today for Lexapro 10mg in order to help with my Cymbalta taper. I was kind of hoping that she would give me a cross taper stragedy but she would like me to go from 40mg to 30mg for 2 weeks then to 20 for 2 weeks then 10 for 2 weeks then off. She advised my to take the Lexapro when I start getting withdrawls.
I had cold turkey withdrawls about 2 months ago and of course it was horrific so based on everything I have read on here I have developed my own cross taper. Would you be willing to take a peak and let me know if I am off base?
I am also on a mood stabilizer but will be keeping that the same.
I was thinking:
Week 1 - Lexapro 5mg - Cymbalta 40mg
Week 2 - Lexapro 10mg - Cymbalta 30mg
Week 3 - Lexapro 10 mg - Cymbalta 20mg
Week 4 - Lexapro 20mg - Cymbalta 10mg
Week 5 - Lexapro 20mg - Cymbalta 5mg
Week 6 - Lexapro 20mg - Cybalta 0mg
Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.