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I continued to take the prozac and on my sisth week i broke out into hives from head to toe. there is so much confusing information on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span> of prozac. some info says 5 days others say months. I have now been onsteroids for 2 weeks and am continuing to have major hives. When will this end?
George, The main risk of premature discontinuation of treatment with Prozac may be a recurrence of whatever psychiatric disorder the Prozac was being treated with. Prozac has a long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>, and thus a low risk of "withdrawal symptoms".
Prozac isn't known as much for withdrawal problems as the shorter <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span> meds, and since you've been on it for such a short time it should be easy to quit. but going back through the dosage increases is still a good idea, as has been suggested to you.
Well, by now you have probably talked to your doctor. In general missing one dose of Prozac is OK because of its long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>... but it is also true that I can't advise people about specific questions since I don't know them.
Prozac's long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span> makes the issue of med compliance a little less of a big deal, hence the approval for depressed teenagers. It varies depending on each person's metabolism, but usually anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks you should feel it working. Also, That really long half-life means it takes forever to wean yourself off of Prozac. Best wishes!
Usually the higher the dosage and longer you have taken the medication, the wosre and longer the side effects can be. Celexa has a relitivly long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>, thus it may be a few days off the medication before you feel any withdrawl effects. Then again, not every one that stops an SSRI gets withdrawl side effects. I know that I get prety nasty withdrawl anytime I switch medications. Some people don't. In most cases the withdrawl will subside in 2 to 4 weeks.
Paxil is a clone of Prozac but with a shorter <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>. Prozac leaves the body more slowly than Paxil. Perhaps this site (social audit site) would help to explain it, its one of many sites but at a quick guess it will probably give you a lead to answering your question fairly quickly :) http://www.socialaudit.org.uk/4200JOGL.htm#Prozac%20Backlash There's tons of info on the net (and I mean professional experts' information - the internet harbours both good and bad sites).
This would be unusual for Prozac, since unlike the other ssris and the snris it has a long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span> in the body. After only 21/2 weeks it's still pretty active in your body, whereas all the other short half life ones leave in a matter of hours. Yet you are describing the classic withdrawal symptoms those of us on the short half life ssris get. Maybe there's something in the interaction of the two meds -- maybe you should have waited longer for the Prozac to dissipate. I don't know.
Vicki, Prozac has a very long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>(last a long time in your body) and is generally the easiest SSRI to taper. You may discuss with your physician decreasing your dose to 10 mg for a few weeks before stopping it. The ativan should be tapered under the direct physician supervision as withdrawal can be life threatening depending on the dose and frequency. Sweating, grinding your teeth and feeling in a fog can be related to Prozac.
serotonin build up occurs with Prozac, more that other drugs because the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span> is so long. My query is about whether in reintroduction to the drug can create some minor immediate changes. Some physicians say yes, curious as to others experiences.I do not appreciate patronizing answers,bro.
Bad move, I know, but I longer have health insurance, hence the reason I stopped taking it. I was fine for a couple of weeks, as Prozac had a long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>. The the brain zaps began...and still continue. My question is this: Is it possible that I may have brain zaps indefinitely? They are seriously driving me mad and I am at my wits end...I don't know what to do. I don't want to be a slave to this medication.
This experience has put me off the idea of drugs. I am going to taper off in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> increments for a week unless you can convince me prozac freakout is normal. i had most of the mental side effects listed as serious and worried about arrythmias. If it were not for radical impression challenging I probably would have lost it. Help, I have heard that most psychs. think you are nutz if you report this.
Cocaine (benzoylmethylecgonine) for example is basically a norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin reuptake inhibitor but we can feel it's action really quickly (apart the fact that it is most of the time snorted which makes it way more bioavaible) and it haves a short <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>. Ritalin works pretty much in the same way like you will feel the effect 30 to 1 hour after taking the drug. I am very happy that you have found, what seems to me, be a good doctor.
I am on prozac and have been for about 6 months....This last week I have been very manic with ALOT of paranoia and anger. Could this be the prozac or would it have happened by now?
Paxil and all the other ssris other than Prozac have a very short <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>, meaning they leave the body very quickly, some, like Paxil, in a matter of hours. That's believed to be the reason for the intense withdrawals.
Interestingly, one of the ways you can minimize withdrawal is by slowing integrating Prozac in place of the Celexa because of it's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>. Good luck. Oh, you are not a drug addict. Anti-depressants are not "addictive" in that way.
I would recommend that you add to your doctor to prescribe a short course of the anti-anxiety drug, Klonopin. That should help you get back on track if what you are experiencing are side effects or some other anxiety. You have already received some good advice about psychotherapy.
Whereas, with all the other ssris, they have a very short <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>, meaning they leave the body very quickly, in a matter of hours. It is believed this is one reason the body has such a hard time adapting to their absence, and withdrawal begins even before you're done tapering off them. Your psychiatrist is the person to discuss this with, but psychiatrists, including, I'm sure, Dr. Gould here, will tell you Prozac doesn't have the same withdrawal problems as other ssris.
Dear Val Prozac is a medication with a long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span> and so it is not necessary to taper the dose before stopping it. It can be stoppped abruptly with out experiencing any withdrawal symptoms. Medications such as SSRI,s (Serotonin Specific Reuptake Inhibitors) like zoloft and paxil and Benzodiazepines such as klonopin,xanax were shown to be effective in the treatment of panic disorder.
This is especially true of Fluoxotine because it has a very long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>. Much longer than some other SSRI's. Basicaly, that means it takes longer to build up to theraputic levels, and it also takes longer to wash from the system should you ever choose to stop. Do expect to get a few side effects. Almost everyone does. If the side effects become very severe, then call you doctor. By in large most people tolerate this drug fairly well. You shouldn't have a problem. Good luck and remember..
I couldn't stand the annoying side effects of the Lexapro, so I asked her if I could try Prozac since it was the last thing I remember being on that didn't have a negative effect on me. Well I've been on it a week and a half, and I'm feeling better, but still having surges of anxiety, especially in the mornings. Sometimes it is worse than others. I find myself worrying excessively about everything in life, unable to enjoy things I used to, and not wanting to go out and do things.
It is not as bad in regards to withdrawal symptoms compared to other anti-depressants because of its long pharmacological <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>, when tapering off and gradually discontinuing it. Do you have any alternative options after Prozac? Have you gone for therapy or counselling perhaps? This might be something to consider, if you haven't or if you stopped going, you should consider returning. I cannot imagine what the pain you're going through, feels like.
I recently stopped taking Prozac after having been on it for about a year and a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>. It worked great, and in August I stopped. Today its October 15 and I feel like death and I believe I need to start again. Is there concern about how soon I am taking it again? Is there a problem with taking it for longer than a year? Nothing can be worse than how I feel but if the risks are high I would consider some natural way of fighting this.How worried should I be?
In doing more research, however, I came to realize that it's not anxiety so much as withdrawal symptoms. Prozac has a really long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>, so withdrawal symptoms don't usually show up for a while (like more than a week). I've been reading Peter Breggin's book YOUR DRUGS MIGHT BE YOUR PROBLEM and have been finding it amazingly helpful.
Additionally, my doctor just recently perscribed me Prozac. I'm hestitant because I have always live a lovely <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span> untill now. Will the prozac trully help my OCD? Will it help me get off the xanax? Should 1 mg xanax be a worry for me? My doctor reassured me that I'm in good hands and when the times comes he will wean me off the xanax. He believes that the prozac will enable me to have the right mental outlook in life, which will make getting off xanax easier.
Once my depression was under control, I was able to go down to 30 mg daily by taking a 20 mg capsule one day, followed by 2 capsules (40 mg) the next. Because of Prozac's long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span> in the body, it is slowly cleared from your body. This has allowed me to experiment with the dose that work best for me. I have now been taking Prozac for six years and I see no reason to stop taking it. For me it is just another "vitamin" that I need to take to keep my serotonin levels healthy.
A better choice for the anxiety your feeling would be Clonazepam which has a longer <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span> and tends to be far less addicting but Please discuss this with your PCP. Prayers, Blessings, Love, and light. . .
Until that time I had been being seen in Mental Health because my anxiety started nearly a year and a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> ago; after many medical tests and going to MH I was told I had Prozac Poopout after nine years on 20 mg. So they tried me on about 8 different drugs and I had awful side effects. The last wasa low 1/2 dose of Xanax - put me in the ER. I have been on Loraz. for over a year 1 mg until recently; before the surgery I was advised go to 1.5 (to 2mg.
I attempted suicide twice. Both times I was on Prozac. I think Prozac actually made me worse when it came to my moods. I would strike out at people and actually look for things to make myself even more depressed than I was. I totally agree with everyone else on here. Go with the Zoloft and good luck to you. After 30 years as being cronically depressed I know it hurts deeply. NO ONE knows what depression truly is unless they have actually been diagnosed with it and have gone through it.
The rationale for this is that Prozac has a very long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>, which helps to minimise withdrawal problems. The liquid form permits the dose to be reduced more slowly than can be done with pills. 2. An alternative is to change to Clomipramine (Anafranil)100mgs per day. This comes in 25mg and 10mgs capsules, permitting a more gradual dose reduction than with other SSRIs. The 10mg capsules can be opened up and part of the contents emptied out permitting a gradual lowering of the dose. 3.
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