227 – I Quit Lexapro

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Dr. Dave has 100% quit Lexapro and he is ready to share his story! He credits microdosing psilocybin mushrooms to his success.

Here is the complete transcript:

Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Hey guys, it’s Dr. Dave and I am super excited to share with you today. I am officially off of Lexapro, 100% done, and I wanna share a little bit about my Lexapro journey and the feeling of Lexapro versus microdosing magic mushrooms or using magic mushrooms in general. And, , I want to, I probably do another video in the near future. Just being a little more specific and a little more descriptive, exactly like how I felt on Lexapro, how I felt on nothing and how I feel now on magic mushrooms. There’s is definitely a very, very large difference in the three. And I’ll share that with you probably in another video. I wanna make this a little bit on the shorter side today. It’s kind of a celebrate celebratory. That’s the word celebratory, , video about being off Alexa road. So I’ll just tell you a little bit about my Lexapro journey now, for those of you that are not sure.

Dr. Dave: (00:57)
Lexapro is an S S R I selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, pharmaceutical drug. It is designed to, , combat or take care of, or mitigate depression and anxiety. And it does work well. I don’t want to say that it doesn’t work. I don’t wanna say that it’s a bad drug. It’s, it’s actually a good drug. When I first started Lexapro probably about, I don’t, I’m just guessing that probably about a year and a half, , to two years ago, something like that. , I started because of anxiety and depression and I started on 10 milligrams and the 10 milligrams worked. Okay. But not as well as I thought it should have. And there were still some days that I had to supplement some, , benzodiazepine, some, some, , Vali with it because I felt too anxious and, and, or too depressed or something so that I needed something to help with the anxi mainly the anxiety.

Dr. Dave: (01:54)
I think, , I went up to 15 milligrams for a while. That was better, but not as good as I thought it should be. So ultimately I went up to 20 milligrams per day of Lexapro and stayed there for quite some time. It was working well. I was off of my, I didn’t have to take, , benzodiazepines at all. It was just the Lexapro. I, I felt pretty darn good every day, but I felt I could do better. I felt there that wasn’t really a long term solution for me, because quite honestly, I did not wanna be on Lexapro the rest of my life. And that would be that’s the only option cuz once you get off of it, you return to the way you were. It’s just, it’s, it’s something that works while you’re on it only, it’s not like a cure. It doesn’t, it doesn’t cure your depression or anxiety. So that’s when I learned about microdosing and I kind of got into the world of microdosing magic mushrooms and I started when I started microdosing magic mushrooms, I was on the Lexapro at the same time. It would be kind of, , irresponsible, I think to just say, I’m gonna get off my Lexapro. Totally. And then try something else. I wanted to try them both at the same time. And as long as you’re doing that

Dr. Dave: (02:58)
Again, as long as you’re doing that responsibly, I don’t think there’s a problem there at all with serotonin syndrome or anything like that. Again, this is not medical advice. This is my own personal experience, but it worked very well for me. As soon as I got on the microdosing of magic mushrooms, my body started feeling totally different to the point where I was able to get off blood pressure medication. I was able to totally throw out all of the, all of the benzos that I had because there was no use for them anymore. I never had to use them again, but I was still taking Lexapro at the same time that I was microdosing, but it got to the point where I said to myself, I don’t really feel, I need both of these and I don’t want to be on Lexapro forever. So I’m going to start weaning off of Alexapro.

Dr. Dave: (03:46)
And I did it over a long period of time. I think it was probably the beginning of this year. I started going down from 20 to 15 and I did that, , for several weeks, definitely several weeks, maybe even a good month or so before I went down to 10 mil to 10 milligrams of Lexapro. , I, and I stayed on 10 for a while. I just wanted to be safe and I didn’t wanna do anything too quick, too fast, too stupid. So then ultimately I went to five milligrams of Lexapro and then two, two and a half, which is a tiny, tiny fraction. It’s a half of the, of the five, cause I don’t even make two and a half and then I would do two and a half every other day. And then it came to the point where I said, I’m just gonna not gonna do my two and a half every other day.

Dr. Dave: (04:27)
I’m totally totally off. So that’s where I am right now. I feel absolutely fantastic. I feel, I would say better than I have felt probably in decades and it’s not an exaggeration in decades. And the only medicine me, the only medicine I take these days is magic mushrooms. That’s all I need. I probably, I mean, I’m gonna still be experimenting and see if I get to the point where I don’t even have to microdose anymore. Maybe just an occasional macro or something like that. I’m not really sure yet where this is gonna lead me, but I wanted to share the main point of today’s video is that, is that Lexapro is done. All pharmaceuticals are done. And again, I wanna reiterate pharmaceuticals are not necessarily bad, but they are generally not a cure. They’re a lot of them like high blood pressure meds and anti anxieties.

Dr. Dave: (05:18)
And anti-depressants, there’s some, the things you have to continue throughout the whole, your whole life. I don’t want that. I wanted a more of a natural cure and I will tell you this. I’m like I said, I’m gonna go back and do a whole video on this, cuz I think it’s, it’s worth, it’s worth doing more time for this. But if I could just compare the way I feel now only using magic mushrooms as to the way I felt when I was only using Lexapro. , there’s no comparison. There’s zero comparison. I’m standing here recording this video with an anxiety level of not only, not

Dr. Dave: (05:56)
Only an anxiety level of zero and a depression level of zero, but a level of feeling just that. , I’ve got everything back in my life that I think I should have had years ago, but didn’t know, didn’t know what to do. Didn’t know where to turn. It’s really nothing short of amazing. , I’m sold, I’m totally sold on this. It’s not a placebo. It’s not a fluke. It’s not a, a weird esoteric thing. This absolutely works. At least it does for me. I know everybody’s different. I know I’ve heard a lot of you say you’re afraid to use matching mushrooms cuz you, it makes you you’re just get anxious, even thinking about it. I, I, I hear you. I hear all that. I’m talking about my personal experience. This has been a godsend for me because again, I’m so happy that I was able to toss the Lexapro in the trash can toss the high blood pressure meds in the trash can toss the, , Vali in the trash can got, I mean my garbage collector is probably high and stoned and you who knows what to do but, but , that’s, that’s all I wanna tell you today.

Dr. Dave: (07:03)
, I get a lot of comments and a lot of emails and a lot of, , questions from a lot of you and, and my main, , theme of this video today is you can do, if I can do this, I’m just a regular guy. Yeah. I’m a, I’m a doc, I’m a retired dentist, but still a regular, a regular guy, a regular han being. If I can do this, I think anybody can do it. It, it is really, truly fantastic. Okay. I’ll stop. Now. I’ll come back on and do like a real comparison pretty soon on really how I felt on Lexapro and on nothing and on, , magic mushrooms, microdosing. I’m Dr. Dave do not use this as medical advice consult with your health professional, , comment question like the video, if you can comments and questions and liking the video, liking the channel really does help me a lot. And the more people I can reach to change lives all over the world. That’s I will do it. Talk to you soon. Bless you have a great day.

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