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Re: Wired and feel like I'm gonna die

Posted by JohnL on November 10, 1999, at 4:04:46

In reply to Wired and feel like I'm gonna die, posted by dove on November 9, 1999, at 14:36:46

> I'm writing again, My resting heart rate is 160 from 12 noon on, right now it's 2:45 pm, my respiration is shallow/fast, maybe hyperventilating, I'm really dizzy. I feel like I'm gonna jump outa my skin, and I don't like it. I want these feelings to stop, I can't function like this. Is this a bad reaction to the prozac r what can I do to make it stop?
> My head just keeps going and going, I can't stop moving and my eyes are not right either. not good.
> dove

I still believe that regardless of what any doctor says, we are ultimately in control. My pdoc gives me directions for dosing. But he also emphasizes that if I have a hard time with side effects at those doses, to cut them in half and go a little slower. He gives me persmission to 'play' with the dosing to fit my tolerance. I know what my ultimate dosing goals are, but I may not be able to get there as quickly as someone else.

I think your doc is wrong for pushing you this hard. A lot of treatment failures are due to noncompliance, which is due to intolerable side effects. Approaching dosing in a more conservative manner allows the body to adjust smoother and increases the odds the patient will stay with it and not throw in the towel. Whether you stay with the current dosing, or whether you back off and work up slower, the time lag for response isn't going to be much different. Maybe a week or two. No big deal in the whole scheme of things. Personally I would back off if I were you, with or without the doctor's blessings.

As for mixing Prozac in juice or water, yes you can drink some in A.M. and some later. Or if you're home, sip on it slowly all day. With its long halflife, this shouldn't theoretically make any difference. But in the real world, I find splitting the doses into smaller more frequent events to be noticably more tolerable. Certainly easy to experiment with. As for the other meds, taking them with Prozac or staggering them is also something you can personally experiment with to find out for yourself what works best, regardless of what anyone else 'thinks'.




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