I was given Metformin and the side effects are terrible, so I am going off everything and going to an endocrinologist instead. Diet, exercise, medical care, meditation, sunlight, etc. I have been on 80mg tapering to 20mg over a 12 month period. I Started taking prozac many years ago mainly because of problems resulting from childhood sexual abuse and later physical and mental abuse.
With a drug with a long half-life more than 24 hours you may be able to make a larger reduction to begin with, and go more slowly later on. I have been off for about a month. How have you progressed with your cold turkey off of Prozac? Time alone will tell. Help answer questions Start your very own article today.
About 3 months ago I woke up with bad tinnitus again. Also does your daughter know that she could be dealing with a withdrawal. Call to speak to a recovery specialist now. Thank you so much for this article. Does anyone recommend other antidepressants that help with mood management and anxiety?
On quitting after 6 days the insomnia persisted for 6 weeks, the headache for 2 weeks and the visual disturbance also for 2 weeks. I know sounds shallow, but I want to be skinny again.
For example, imagine someone was taking carbamazepine a mood stabiliser with olanzapine an antipsychotic. The most important thing to do when discontinuing antidepressants is to talk to your doctor. I have been on Prozac for about 9 months. All of us are physically taxed. Those that have a longer half-life, like Prozac, are less likely to cause disruptive symptoms. View it like recovery from an operation. I did not know what was happening.
Generally, the longer you are on a medication, the more difficult it will be to quit, but there are other factors that influence withdrawal as well. Hopefully you are able to figure out something that works.
I just didn't like the fact tha people can be on these for a long time but some people do need to be on them long term. I tapered it for about 3 months then stopped.