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Re: prozac withdrawl

Posted by Laura on May 5, 1999, at 19:05:29

In reply to Re: prozac withdrawl, posted by Kris on May 3, 1999, at 9:44:49

> > I stopped taking Prozac 6 weeks ago due to a variety of side effects--was put on it originally for anxiety. I haven't taken any other drugs since then. No anxiety as of yet, but sex drive is still diminished. How long does it take for it to come back? Anyone else having this problem after discontinuation? Weight is coming off very slowly, but it least I'm starting to lose it. I'm also feeling very nauseated for long periods of time. Is this related to getting off the Prozac? Any feedback would be appreciated.

> Ten days ago, I reduced 20 mg./day to every other day. So far, so good. Notified my doctor's office requesting assistance in getting off the drug and have yet to get any kind of response from him-- so have been kind of "winging it" with comments from my pharmacist. He says it takes a long time, but down to two days, then cut to every third day at a couple of weeks before reducing amount. This drug is long-acting and takes a long time to get out of the system. Have been on it 3 years. Haven't had any side effects as you wrote, but you didn't mention if you stopped total or gradual. Please respond. Other than anxiety tension, I doing so far so good.

Hi Kris-- I quit prozac abruptly. No tapering or anything. I've had alot of headaches recently but I think that's from the sinus'...the air has been moist here in Chicago. I've also been alittle irritable lately. Agian, this could be due to other factors (job) and not the lack of prozac, hard to say. I was VERY nauseated for a couple of weeks, but that's gone now. Hope all goes well for you...




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