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Re: prozac withdrawl

Posted by Mary on May 10, 1999, at 0:05:19

In reply to Re: prozac withdrawl, posted by saintjames on May 8, 1999, at 22:26:12

> > Dr. Bob I was wondering if you know about any withdrawl after taking prozac I have taken it for about 9 months and have been off for a week and a half. If you could email me back that would be great thanks. Heather
> James here....
> Dr Bob will not e-mail you back as that is not how this board works. Prozac has a long 1/2 life and after 1 dose it stays in your system over a week, gradually moving out of your system. Therefor it is unlikely to have 'Prozac withdrawal"
> James: Please read more before giving advice and ask questions of Heather like why is she coming here and asking for advice? Is she having any problems different than before or after coming off the medication. Heather has been on Prozac for 9 months and may (note may) have some different sensations, but should report any of her doubts to her own doctor. When people who are told you won't have any problems with withdrawal and then they have different sensations or problems coming off a drug, it is just more frustrating (esp. if they were a bit depressed before)because they start thinking it's another depression or anxiety problem when in fact if they wait things can get better. Check with the drug manufactor, it can take up to 80 days for the wash period to be complete, per their post marketing studies. Prozac is in the blood brain barrier and does not metabolize like most drugs do. Even though it may be gradually leaving your system it's still leaving with no replacement.
Heather do you have any problems and have you disscussed this with your doctor? I hope you do not, but if so hang in there your body needs to adjust from taking away medications. Best to you




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