Prozac withdrawal seizure

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401370 tn?1233328282 However, you are still here, and thank GOD! Go to a physician and get his opinion on the matter- when someone is having a seizure, you are to NOT try and shake them or anything else that could promote injury.. instead, you are to turn them to their side, place something soft by their teeth so they don't break their teeth nor bite their tongue, etc etc etc.. What are those guards, retards or what?? Don't get ME started!
Avatar n tn After taking Prozac for 11 days at 10 mgs a day my bladder shut down and I could not urinate. Had to go to a clinic to take care of the problem. The Doctor took me off prozac and said don't take it again. It has been 4 days since I have been off prozac and the bladder has return to normal. Has anyone experienced a problem like this? Are all SSRI's going to have this effect?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn You're risking a horrible seizure if what you've done is run out after using benzos on a daily basis, and now are just going cold turkey. A benzo withdrawal seizure can leave you a cold turkey. It's common knowledge that you must be tapered down from benzos or risk a life-threatening seizure. I've been through one. I came within a hairs breath of dying. The vigilance of my sweet wife is the only reason I am alive.
Avatar n tn If I take a medical leave for 30 days in December and take no xanax, will that be enough time or should I continue to slowly taper? Also, my rehab doctor has given me Prozac to help withdrawal from the xanax. Is that effective or is Effexor a more proficient medication?
Avatar f tn I did talk again today with my doctor and she said to just stay on the lowest miligram I can with out going through withdrawal.....she said to go through the withdrawal now would not be good for the fetus and would cause alot of stress....but she also said that there may be a chance that my baby would go through withdrawal!
Avatar n tn I've tried to get off Paxil recently and had the WORST problems. After researching and talking to people who have gotten off (or tried to get off) of the drug I am horrified that Paxil is still being prescribed. I am also AMAZED that a DOCTOR would actually say that this isn't dangerous, or that it isn't the PAXIL!?!? Are you kidding? How much were you paid to say that? Paxil DID help with my panic attacks. Did not cure or stop them, but helped.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn why is withdrawal from paxil so intense.i'm on 20mg. a day, i,ve tried cutting back to 10mg was on that for a month, then i tried to take 10mg every other day,the second day istarted having withdrawals,tremers,heart racing,weak,ihave never felt so bad in my i always goback to taking the 20mg aday.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I use to be on 15 mg daily and I took myself down very slowly from that dose to about 7 1/2 daily about a year ago. I was afraid to go all the way down in case my pain became severe again. I got the withdrawal information from the local methadone clinic at that time. (My doctor thought I should just stop taking the dose...very bad idea.) I am now attempting to get completely off methadone but have no idea how to titrate down without experiencing severe symptoms.
Avatar n tn i tapered very slowly and had horrible headaches and brain zaps that were very very scary. While tapering my doctor put me on 20 mg of prozac and I think that helped somewhat. but three months later im still having occasional brain zaps Are these symptoms going to be permanent? im afraid that the effexor has done damage to my brain.
Avatar n tn Everyday i question my decision to stop prozac as withdrawal worse than my benzo withdrawal, but i owe it to me to try to live drug free after a not so successful ten years on SSRIs. Unfortunately in my experience the longer you are exposed to drugs the worse the eventual withdrawal but a slow taper helps.
Avatar m tn I've been on seroxat ( bad withdrawals and stopped working ) and predominantly prozac upped to 60 mg daily now and was wondering about my options. I 've been reading about augmentation and medication changes but i'm somewhat frightened about changing despite not feeling really great at the moment. I've even got a light box recently which i'm using for 1-3 hours daily to ensure that i can get through my day and think that it maybe having some effect.
Avatar n tn nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and leg movements, or jerking.
Avatar n tn Jennifer, be careful coming off this drug, my Mom did the seizure & halucination thing bad coming off of a combo of klonopin & oxycontin. I searched on klonopin & the seizures can be caused from just coming off of it. Good luck to ya!
Avatar n tn My own personal experience of withdrawal at that point was painful and depressing, but I did not go into classic withdrawal, not did I suffer hallcinations or any of the other things you are going through. You should seek out another facility or doctor who will offer you a more empathetic and considerate treatment than simply putting you through something you could do at home on your own.
Avatar n tn I am not sure if this is a symptom of a seizure or if I am having more withdrawal. I am also experiencing severe nausea, headaches, anxiety, paranoia, mood swings... you name it, I feel it. but mostly I am so scared. I feel like I am dying. I truly feel like my body is giving out and this is the end. Can someone tell me if this is from the effexor or wellbutrin. I really need help, and my DR swares that this is all in my head. All info welcome, someone please respond.
Avatar n tn What will the withdrawal be like? Anything I can do as far as over the counter products or easy to obtain herbal or natural remedies? Please answer fast.
Avatar n tn You do not need to suffer. I have transitioned between paxil and prozac seamlessly by tapering one, while increasing the other (slowly). If your doc won't do it, find one that will.
Avatar m tn It's pricey to but hey benzo's are more dangerous to get addicted to because you don't go through immediate withdrawal. it will hit you with a seizure a week or even 2 weeks after you stop and you can die.. so please guys.. you want to detox, thank god.. but go to a docter, he will set it up for you.. do not try it on your own .. do NOT try it on your own.... DO NOT TRY TO DETOX ON YOUR OWN. it's not illegal. it's private. no one has to know about it..
Avatar m tn I have been clean from Vicodin 5/500mg and Tramadol 50mg for about a week now, and I'm in a long term tapering of Xanax.I have not experienced any discomfort from the Xanax withdrawal due to the slow tapering process but since two days ago and today is the worst, I have been feling severe migraines and severe pain in the muscles of my back and neck, specially arund my shoulder blades, where some " knots" are forming and are very painful to the touch.
Avatar n tn I have actually been laughing more although I feel rather stupid and childish. I was just wondering if this bloated/numbness feeling is a withdrawal symtom or if this is how my body really feels without clonazepam. And also, what are the withdrawal symtoms? Could Trazadone be playing a part in this as well?
Avatar n tn I, like others, have taken Ultram. It certainly will keep the withdrawal symptoms of hydrocodone away, but only causes its own. I am just curious for any responses; I want to quit this, but I know if my doctor calls back and I have a prescription, I'll be at the pharmacy within 30 minutes... I guess this is a cry for help, so Help!
Avatar n tn A little over a month ago, I completely stopped the use of Prozac. I was on 30mgs for about a year and just happened to stop taking it because I no longer felt the need. I did not consult my phsychiatrist prior to stopping use. About two weeks after stopping, I began feeling these mild electric shock type feelings in my head that sometimes feels like it runs up and down the body It sort of feels like a twitch inside the body.
Avatar n tn I have very frequently heard patients describe these kind of electrical shocks in this forum. It is almost always a withdrawal phenomenon. What happened when you took the effexor the other day...did the shocks diminish. Usually the replacement by the new medications takes care of the withdrawal effects, so wellbutrin will work over time, but you may ask your doctor about small doses of effexor in the meantime.
Avatar f tn when I went to fill the script the next day I realized he'd written 'prozac' on the script... not paxil. Honest mistake, right? Well... I went back to this place 3x trying to get them to realize they'd made this mistake to no avail.. now, if he really meant to change it to prozac he should have informed us of that then.. but, I got nowhere with this guy, and I'm am so afraid of what's to happen to my boyfriend.
Avatar n tn I'm having withdrawal symptoms I didn't expect. Light headedness, the runs, blood pressure going up, and general fatigue. Lots of fatigue. And some irritability. I am hoping that these symptoms begin to decrease soon. Well, they have gotten better than it was in the first 2 days. I am still wondering how long I can expect to have these side effects of withdrawal?
598629 tn?1219802936 00 per month and then the scrip cost 40c a pill !, having gone this long I feel I should stick with it but, Iam afraid of the seizure thing I have felt close at work a few times. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated, and any haters or chicken s***s hiding behind their computers can shut the hell up, I'm not in the best of moods.