Prozac withdrawal how long

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Avatar n tn Vicki, Prozac has a very long half-life(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.
1636357 tn?1300258094 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 half-life. 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.
Avatar f tn Monique how long was you on 20mg of prozac for before your doc upped your dose mine wants to wait at least 6 weeks. thanks for your comments ladies it means so much that i can come on here and have support and advice while i get through this ruff time.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn Taking leave of absence this semester to get well. Doctor put hiim on prozac because easier withdrawal symptoms. Been on it 3 weeks and than asked to get off it (I still think it's the adderall causing problems) We asked her to wean him off . She just took him off completely. Now that you know a little of the med background do you think that is ok just to take him off cold turkey? He had been off the adderall for 5 days befire coming home and looked great....
Avatar m tn i've been on effexor for about 4-5 months, and i also stopped prozac after the panic attacks which was not advised against my dr. being on prozac also didn't help AT ALL. How long do you think these symptoms will last and is it NORMAL to have head aches??????? It's been about 2-3 weeks being OFF of medications!
Avatar f tn Wow this withdrawal is sooo hard. I was taking Prozac for panic attacks and OCD. I was being brave but didn't mentally prepare for this. I haven't really slept in the last week and have been having major stomach problems and OCD. I also have this weird thing where I stop breathing and when I realize I've stopped breathing I would take a big breath and that is almost every 5 minutes, and it happens in my sleep too.
Avatar n tn I am now terrified I will never emerge from this horrible place. Is this NORMAL?It is withdrawal and will it pass? How long? Can it be the Ativan.Desperate 4 HELP!
Avatar m tn Withdrawal is just terrible. Too often, it's just adding insult to injury, after a drug that once held some promise fails to really help with one's struggles, or it makes them even worse. The worst withdrawal for me was Lexapro, cold turkey. This was initiated by my doctors while I was in hospital for a serious mixed episode.
Avatar n tn I'm up to 10 to 15 a day now and take five just to get me moving in the morning. This is no way to live. How long and how hard are the with drawals from it? I don't want to live my life around this drug anymore. Just a word of encouragment some times is what I think I need and to know that I am not alone.
Avatar n tn I would never advise anyone to take prozac for any long period of time. I personally feel that prozac and other antidepressants should be used short term with a definite cut off date. After some time that I cannot identify, prozac simply stopped working and caused me to decline in my mental health. I welcome any comments to my comments.
Avatar m tn Hi all just wished to find out from others past experience of the drug how long one should expect to experience withdrawal effects from prozac. Been off prozac myself for 2 1/2 weeks after changing to mirtazapine and now have buily up to an 45mg dose after 8 1/2 weeks but i'm experiencing a range of strange sensations over this whole period.
Avatar n tn i have been in bed since i stopped taking it and i am wondering how long this horrible physical withdrawal is going to last... i didn't taper off and quit because i ran out. this is full-day #2. any advice??
Avatar m tn peoples lives change and their circumstances create more or less stress, which leads to both anxiety and depression, so how do you know it is the drug withdrawal, rather than your stress causing these symptoms...a good talk therapist can help you sort this out so don't stay so fixed on the withdrawal explanation until you have thought this through carefully with a professional.
Avatar f tn We feel so misinformed about the situation and don't know how long the side effects of this will last. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1331182 tn?1275479204 I think tomorrow I will stop the Effexor completely and begin taking Prozac 20mg and see how I feel. If I begin to feel withdrawal, what would people out there recommend I take as a supplement (Xanax, Fish Oil, St. John's Wort)? Thanks so much for the help!
1327415 tn?1294061489 anyone who takes prozac please say how long these side effects will last i can't handle it and my mood swings are giving my whip lash!!!!!!! help please!!!!!
Avatar f tn Luckily, Prozac has the longest half-life of the SSRI antidepressants, and people rarely experience intense withdrawal symptoms - even without weaning off of it. See how you do without the Prozac... if you need it again, it will always be there. Best of luck..
Avatar f tn My guess is that this is the Effexor withdrawal, not the Prozac, as the Prozac will take about 4-6 weeks usually to start working. I also don't think it will help much with the Effexor withdrawal, as it's in a different class of drugs, no two drugs work the same or target the same neurotransmitter receptors, and you might get new side effects while getting used to the Prozac.
Avatar m tn How long does Effexor XR withdrawal last? I understand the time frame will be different for everyone, but I'm assuming there is a general window that most people fall into? A few weeks? Months?? Some background: I've only been on anti-depressants for four months. I was first put on Zoloft while I was inpatient for an eating disorder, but it didn't seem to do anything. Two months ago I was switched to Effexor 150mg/day, as well as Neurontin 900mg/day.
Avatar n tn ive now started taking them every three days ive been feeling quite happy less anger my tempers not half as bad either but i dont no if im dragging the withdrawal out a bit to long or weather i would be better reducing the dose?????? ive had another low day to day 7/8/07 i feel like im loseing the plot again,i cant function at my job (selfemployed window cleaner) because i dont feel confident.
Avatar m tn Could this be withdrawal from the Remeron or shouldn't I get withdrawal since Im on Prozac now. Or could this be a side effect of the Prozac? Anyone with any experience please reply.
1243620 tn?1274794297 I've just been given a Prozac (fluoxetine) prescription from my dr. Has anyone been on this? What were the side effects? How hard was it to come off, how long did it take? Did you take any other meds with it? Most antianxiety + antidepressants cause my anxiety to shoot up even more and I end up a mess and taking about 5 or more different meds. I don't know what to do.
Avatar f tn Hi all, So I was on Effexor for a few years and recently weaned off of it (a slow taper over several months), but the withdrawal was so bad for me that my pdoc put me on 10mg of Prozac. After a week she determined it wasn't the withdrawal anymore and that I was just depressed - she increased my dose to 20mg. I have now been on the Prozac for three weeks and I still feel pretty bad.
1035021 tn?1296824307 My big question is if I substitute paxil with prozac will I have the same withdrawal of paxil as I were'nt taking it, cause I'm starting to fill little zaps but don't know if is my imagination of this is real. Will appreciate your advices, time is running...
20632981 tn?1503691167 You could be one of the many who do this easily, but it's truly not worth finding out. That long on a drug, just think how long it's been since your brain had to work for itself. I'm not going to tell you there aren't psychiatrists out there who believe you can just switch from one drug to another, but it makes no sense to me.
Avatar f tn Yes SSRIs withdrawal can include a bunch of symptoms but you haven't been a long time on Prozac and Prozac is thought to be relatively smooth to withdraw from. Your real problem is the anxiety that comes with taking and withdrawing from drugs and your GAD. Seriously I would consider CBT or weekly appointment with a QUALIFIED psychologist. No matter how many drugs you take it won't cure your problem to the root but I think you still have some other drugs to try.