Prozac withdrawal nausea

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I've known people on prozac, that quit cold turkey and had no withdrawal symtoms. I didn't have such luck with paxil,effexor. Does prozac not have the withdrawal symtoms, is it not as likely to cause these problems?
Additionally, my doctor just recently perscribed me Prozac. I'm hestitant because I have always live a lovely life 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.
Other possible common side effects of Prozac are headache, nervousness, insomnia/anxiety, nausea/diarrhea, weight loss . Rare side effects of Prozac are drowsiness and rashes. According to the medical book I am consulting, you should discuss with your physician in all cases, insomnia/anxiety , nausea/diarrhea, and weight loss. I hope the information I've provided you can be helpful in some way. I wish you well.
But then the following day, I felt the Prozac even more. I developed feelings of nausea and sickness. In addition, it felt like at the same time i just had been injected with "20 cups of coffee" worth of caffeine. I was not well again until the following day when I resumed my usual dose of Paxil by itself. Overall, it was a frightening experience. My suggestion: If you are on Paxil, then stay on it. Do not switch to Prozac.
The rationale for this is that Prozac has a very long half-life, 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.
Any meds she has been put on are low dose. She started on Prozac, then to Paxil and was just put on Zoloft. She is frustrated because nothing seems to level off her emotions. She believes it is because they are all in the same family. She actually got worse on the Paxil. Also, now the Zoloft is making her sick. She is a college student and it is hard to go to class with the nausea. She takes with water and food in her stomach.
Hi, I was on Prozac 20 years ago for a period of a year for post-natal anxiety disorder....it worked well for me then. I am now 45 years old & on blood pressure meds...I've had a very traumatic few years which resulted in post traumatic stress, panic attacks & claustraphobia. I bacame obsessed that this stress would all make my bp go up again.
I asked him if I should wean down and he said no that there are no withdrawal symptoms. I started to experience nausea, which was a lot like experiencing morning sickness during pregnancy, then came the headaches, chills, severe depression and the pupil dilation. I felt as though my brain was being squeezed. My sister is a nurse and she had to come and take care of me and my children while my husband was at work. I felt as though I was going crazy and I needed to be committed.
Now, because Paxil is so hard to withdraw from for some people, what some psychiatrists do is put you on a little liquid prozac to ease the withdrawal. Also consider that Prozac isn't usually as effective with anxiety as Paxil, and has a much longer half-life in the body, so it takes longer to get Prozac in your system and out of your system than it does Paxil.
Effexor withdrawal can present with these symptoms like agitation, balance and coordination impairment, dizziness, fatigue, vertigo, nausea etc. sensory disturbances associated with withdrawal range from tinnitus to shock like electrical sensations called as brain zaps. Consult your neurologist for advice regarding resumption of treatment with the previously prescribed dose or following a more gradual decrease in the dosage.
However, besides tapering, I didn't see much advice regarding what to do about extreme withdrawal. I've taken Zoloft for Generalized Anxiety Disorder for almost 3 years. I quit cold-turkey exactly one week ago. I know this isn't advisable, but I've attempted to wean myself off the medication twice already--once last December, over a course of two weeks, and again last April over a course of 6 weeks.
At this point I think I was having some withdrawal symptoms--headaches and nausea along with night sweats--but my doctor didn't return my calls, so I couldn't figure it out. I stopped taking Zoloft altogether and feel emotionally and physically much better. I feel like my thoughts are moving at normal speed instead of the crawl they'd been going for the last 6 months. I'm feeling a fuller range of emotions--a range that includes pleasure and enjoyment as well as some sadness.
We all metabolize drugs differently. Prozac, though long-term in the body, may very well have severe withdrawal when it does leave the body, but gets wrongly diagnosed as a relapse. Since what most of what we know about these drugs is put out by drug companies trying to sell their products, there is very little independent information or research to go by. Paxil also shouldn't increase anxiety any more than any other ssri, they all might, but they also all might reduce anxiety.
5mg a day, ask your doctor for a Prozac (fluoxetine) prescription or samples. Generic fluoxetine will even do. 10mg a day is all you need. Even with the proper discontinuation stopping the last 37.5mg can be hellish. Taking two weeks worth of Prozac (fluoxetine) will make the discontinuation a lot easier. So when you're off of Effexor and you cannot function, get on the Prozac for a week or two, then stop taking the Prozac.
I don't know how long I can do this, but the Prozac does seem to be blunting the withdrawal symptoms; I'm pretty alert and actually interested in life this morning, and about to go treadmill (wonder of wonders!!!). My leg is shaking at about 120 rpm, but maybe the exercise will calm that down. I have been taking 50 mg three or four times a day for a year; tapered a little over the last week. What do you think?
I HAVE READ SUGGESTIONS TO HELP SUCH AS TAKING BENADRYL FOR A FEW DAYS, OR JUST ONE PROZAC ETC. HONESTLY I WANT TO GET IT ALL OUT OF MY SYSTEM. I WILL STOP THE XANAX AS SOON AS I CAN. I HAD ALREADY STOPPED IT, BUT WHEN I STOPPED THE ZOLOFT I HAD TO START ON IT AGAIN TO HELP ME GET THROUGH. HAD I KNOWN THAT THERE WOULD BE ANY TYPE OF WITHDRAWAL I WOULD NEVER, EVER HAVE TAKEN ONE OF THESE PILLS. LIVE ON WITHDRAWAL IS NOT PLEASANT TO SAY THE LEAST.
I was never told, remember that I started this years ago, that I would have problems with withdrawal. If this is what withdrawal from this med. does to you when you are not taking it, then what is it doing to our bodies when we are taking it!.. Good luck and God bless to all of you. Always remember when times get tough, that you are never truly alone.
nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and leg movements, or jerking.
This is for Mrs Z, re. your problems with intense nausea and vomiting following withdrawal from zyprexa. I am only on my eleventh day of withdrawal from zyprexa, and like you described, I am suffering severe nausea. I'm very lucky that I haven't actually vomited, but I'm not eating much. I had an anti-emetic called metaclopramide in my medicine cabinet, so I tried that, but it didn't work.
I've read a lot via the internet about this medication and such withdrawal symptoms. I've also read that some people have only mild reactions. Please, any suggestions that can be offered to alleviate his discomfort would be welcome. And how long can we expect this to go on? Thank you in advance for your response.
I found the side affects at the beginning worse than the withdrawal ones (bad nausea/hot flushes/burning skin versus some odd visual stuff and intense dreams/nightmares but then anxiety has some pretty terrible symptoms too) Yes, it should be only taken when absolutely neccessary but I think all those that find the withdrawals ok don't talk about it much and don't post on the internet so the dreadful tales you can read might be a bit of a self-selected group.
The problem is I'm having the most severe withdrawal symptoms (at least I think they are, because they're not at all normal for me at this intensity, and the timing coincides), major depression, paranoia, anxiety, trouble sleeping, fear. It's really awful. Has anyone else experienced this? And are there any things to do to cope? And how long did it last for you? Thanks a lot.
(This is my primary doc that is helping get off the Paxil, not my psychiatrist, who would never agree to this.) My primary prescribed Prozac, 10 mg. to ease the horrible withdrawal symptons of the Paxil and said when all were gone, I could discontinue the Prozac. My pharmacist said I'd probably notice a difference in a couple of days. So, hopefully I'll make it through all this in one piece! I'll let you know.
After a week my symptoms finally subsided and now I just have a little nausea that probably is due to the pregnancy. These withdrawal symptoms made me feel the worst I have ever felt. Not until 20/20 aired their segment on Anti-depressant withdrawal, did I finally know what had caused me to become so ill.
I have to cut down and recently cut down to 10 a day and have experienced physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms. I have some clonidine and don't know how much to take for withdrawal. What is the recommended dosage. My goal is to eventually cut down to 4 a day, but have been very uncomfortable at 10. I also take effexor and trazadone for depression, but I am so depressed right now. Hydrocodone, believe it or not has helped my depression and has given me something to look forward to.
Within the last 3 weeks I have begun the withdrawal process - which, by the way, mimics withdrawal from Heroin. I am doing o.k. other than the uncontrollable anger, dizziness and debilitating sweats. Anyone know of anything natural that I can take to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms? I am determined to rid myself of this most horrible medication. And, apparently, as long as you do not express your concerns about Paxil to your doctor the prescriptions will continue.
After suffering with the withdrawls and severe mood swing, temper lash outs, etc. my doctor asked me to give Prozac a try. I began Prozac 40mg. in July of 2001, during my pregnancy. It really helped my temper and mood swings. Although I was very concerned about it's effects on my unborn baby the doctor assured me that it was the safest of all SSRI's because it had been given the most research, which showed no negative effect on unborn children.
After I finished the project in mid-may, I decided that I needed to stop using a drug to get through the day, so I tried to just stop taking it. WOW! Serious withdrawal symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week.
I tried to not take it at all today( my doctor suggested cutting the dose in half for 1 week and then going to every other day for 1 week) but I got the brain zaps and actually had thoughts about killing myself(although I love my life and am certainly NOT suicidal) and it had only been a few hours past when I was supposed to take it. After reading others' feelings on Effexor withdrawal, I am relieved to know that I am not alone-but I still gave in and took a pill.
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