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Hi I have been on fluxetine 20mg for 4 years and I have gone cold turkey with true regret before. Horrible side effects. Recently  I thought it was a good idea to only take the medication once a week because a doctor told me it has a long life and stays in your system for a week, for the past 2 months. I didn't like the feeling because i was get overwalmed by everything. I went back on a daily dose this past 10days of taking every night and the my systoms as worsened. Im super anxious and cant focus much and heart palpitation and hand sweating and feet,Is this a relapse or I have to get worse before the medicine kicks in again. I looked online and my doctor Also said it will 1 to 2 weeks for it to sumside .Also taking Trazodone 25mg which I have been taking daily each night and not done any alteration. Please and thank you. I would like to make a donation because the site has helped me a lot in the past as well.

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I have been on Fluoxtine for the past 4 years and I was told by a doctor to take it once a week, which I have been doing for the past 2 months, I didn't like the side effect of it was getting overwalmed by everything>Now I started the past 10 days to my daily 20mg a night. I'm going through withdrawal or these are side effects of starting the medicine again? having major anxiety and heart palpitations sweating hand and feet. Is this normal 

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9 hours ago, Saliormoon said:

have been on Fluoxtine for the past 4 years and I was told by a doctor to take it once a week, which I have been doing for the past 2 months

Don't ever do this again, it's disastrous for the brain.

 

It's likely you have reinstated at too high of a dose. Things will probably stabilise but it could take some time (weeks and months). You need to pick a dose and stick with it for the foreseeable future.

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MEDICATION:

1) Sertraline:

50mg - Oct 2020, 100mg - Dec 2020, 50mg - April 2021, 75mg - May 2021, 50mg - Sep 2021; 55mg - 23 Feb 2024; 60mg - 20 March 2024; Start tapering - 24 April 2024

Current dose: 57.93mg  (15 May 2024)

2) Mirtazapine:

15mg - Nov 2020

SUPPLEMENTS:

Cod liver oil, Magnesium, Vitamin C

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