How to safely stop taking prozac
Many doctors have zero knowledge of withdrawal symptoms, so to them she will appear to be severely depressed, anxious, etc.
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Since stopping it, I feel energetic, focused and just generally more excited about things in my life. New or worsening depression Extreme feelings of worry, agitation, or panic Aggressive behavior or irritability Acting without thinking Severe restlessness Feelings of frenzied, abnormal excitement.
I can understand if it stopped working and then maybe try something else for depression but when you quit an antidepressant then complain you are depressed you sound…well….
Withdrawal is less common with medications that take longer for the body to clear, such as Prozac fluoxetine or Trintellix vortioxetine. If Prozac did not adequately control your depression, your doctor may recommend a medication in the same class of SSRIs, such as Zoloft sertralinePaxil paroxetineCelexa citalopramor Lexapro escitalopram.
This is more common at the start of treatment than later on. It is rather frustrating to my husband and I. Wish you nothing but the best, and hope to have addressed your concerns. Try to not dwell on the symptoms even if they seem overwhelming — they will eventually pass. I seen 2 different orthopedic doctors, have multiple x rays, an MRI, did physical therapy, massages, acupuncture, and went to the chiropractor and still feel the same. MIT has relaxation and mindfulness meditation MP3s. Life is hell right now and I only hope that tapering has been worth it.
What Causes Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome?
Your doctor will monitor you for at least a few months after discontinuation. There are various factors that will influence your withdrawal period from Prozac. How long did you feel like this? I really wish you well.
I was getting more mad easily and wanted to cry for no reason. I have a monthly check up with my doctor so shall ask same question, but am interested in your answer. If it isn't, can I go back on them? This is not like me to be this way. Fluoxetine can cause withdrawal symptoms.
You need to take one 20mg pill every other day for at least a few months, or go to 10mg and then after months take that every other day. As dire as some of these symptoms may sound, you shouldn't let them discourage you if you want to go off your antidepressant.
Don't try to quit while you're under stress or undergoing a significant change in your life, such as a new job or an illness. Been on them for about 10 years at 40mg a day.
My therapist is helping me a lot. The head hurts much worse. How should I reduce my dose?