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  1. Moderator note: link to benzo forum thread - Jill28: Klonopin adverse reaction Hi everyone- I’m desperate and was hoping for advice... I had been on Zoloft for 4 months and decided to taper off. Did way too quickly (1 week) and has serious anxiety and panic attacks from it. After about 6 weeks, my brain finally bounced back and I was almost back to normal. My psychiatrist convinced me to get back on my old trusty Prozac (10mg) justto keep my depression at bay. On the third day of taking Prozac, I had the most severe anxiety of my life... and I had never had anxiety other than when
  2. I've gone from 40mg to 30mg then to 20mg of fluoxetine over a few months after taking antidepressants (citalopram then fluoxetine) for 4 years. Since being on 20mg I've started to feel evening dread in my stomach, lethargy and lack of appetite in the evenings. This is exactly how I was about 6 years ago before depression became bad.
  3. Hey guys, I’ve been on generic version of Prozac for roughly 3 three years, first started at 20mg and after a while got up to 40mg...I didn’t realize what was making me feel tons of brain fog and having short term memory loss. I’ve decided to taper from 40mg to between 32-35mg for a month, and decide from there...I was wondering if I was doing this wrong and heard that alternating dosages is a bad idea? Does that what this means? I used the Gemini-20m scale and the powder of the 40mg roughly came out to 300-305mgs? Does that sound about right ? I did 35/40 and that gets you 87.5%
  4. I have been consistently medicated for over two years now (2016-2018). I would like to taper off my medications, but with the high doses of lamictal and prozac I’m not sure where to start. I have had minor twitching throughout my body. Although I can’t remember when it started, my doctor thinks it’s because of the abilify. She suggested I start taking 1mg instead of 2mg. I took 1mg for two weeks then took my last dose of abilify in thr beginning of December 2018. Any advise on which I should taper first: lamictal or prozac? I say I’m terrified because even
  5. Hi everyone! First of all, I want to appologize for my english ....Im mostly french!😉 I have been reading here since a little while but first time I write. I have anxiety since 12 years. I am 40 yrs old female. Been on meds since 11 yrs. I have been on almost every ad. Lots of them didnt suit me. Never been able To stay more than 4 yrs on one med cause it pooped out. I starter feeling really dizzy a year and a half afp (was on lexapro at that time ). Anxiety and fatigue game back. So tried different meds again with always many side effects even a
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    Thank you for accepting me to your forum.I am about to start a taper off mirtazapine . I have been taking it for 7 weeks. I had previously been tapering Prozac every other day 40mgs for one week then reducing to 20mgs every other day for two weeks. Then I started Mirtazapine 15mgs for two weeks then upped it to 30mgs a day. I dropped the Prozac completely 2 weeks into the Mirtazipine (on my drs instruction) so needless to say I am in a bit of a state! I need to get off the Mirt and then am thinking about taking Prozac again and commencing a slow steady taper. I am not sure what to say to my D
  7. fluoxetine since 10 years doctor told me no worries to taper it of 40 mg to 0 in 4 months july last dose end of august crasched in panicattack until end of september akatisia , nausea, crying alot no one told me it could be something called withdrawal I read it and also about going back to last dose No one knew if it was worth it. tried 5 mg. and 10mg some week for one month but just felt drugged and now trying to taper of this 5 mg to 2,5 mg and then quit! Iam desperate nothing makes me feel better! Need all advice I can get!! Anxiousness ,shaking, crying, insomnia, tired,.... tried
  8. I joined this site a couple of weeks ago. After finding that paxilprogress was no more. I was devastated. That site may have truly saved my life in some of my darkest moments. What is one to do? When essentially you've self-destructed in front of everyone you love; because of a nasty little "non-habit-forming" pill that's been shoved down your throat for decades. So here I am. Time (weeks really) has eluded me. I meant to reach out sooner. I'm just hoping I'm not reaching out too late. I feel like such a horrible failure. I know better than that at some level, know tha
  9. I'm 44 going through hell and it's a long story My whole life I've felt there was something wrong with me I was constantly off school due to differing health issues but have no childhood memories....... Until recently and now have only one I left school without any qualifications Started working but lost every job I had through time keeping Met my now wife (soon to be ex) at 17 and have never been apart from her since she is my everything And we have 4 wonderful kids together 19 16 13 10 In 96 after lots of visits to the Gp I was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia (sleep disorder) and
  10. Hi everyone I withdrew cold turkey from Fluoxetine around a year ago and I've been suffering from visual snow for 7 months now . My question is can ssri induced visual snow go away or am I gonna be stuck with this forever?
  11. Hi folks, I've been on Zoloft (2000-2001) and tapered off over a period of 2 months (too fast and I suffered) then tapered off citalopram (2014) and this year, my doctor put me on prozac 20 mg for GAD and Major Depressive Disorder but I stopped cold turkey 8 days ago because it was making my depression and anxiety much worse and no one would listen to me when I asked about getting off the meds. Anyhoo, I found this message board while searching online for anyone else who might be trying to get off AD's and am glad to have found you.
  12. I'm new to this forum, thanks for having me. I have been on Prozac for 15 years and recently I have become very concerned about all the negative side effects I have read. I was very hesitate to go on it because of the reports of violence reported but my Dr. reassured me it was because of GPs handing out antidepressants and they weren't skilled in diagnosing bi polar disorder and that is when violence occurred in some people. I have read recently that isn't the case and it terrifies me. Does anyone have any knowledge about people that have had a reaction, did it happen rather quickly or is it
  13. I wanted to introduce myself. I plan to taper off of Prozac, and I feel that this community will help me manage my titration. If you have any questions, let me know!
  14. Hi everyone, I'm new here. I figured I needed some support through this journey of exploration. I am currently on - Quetiapine/Seroquel 300 mg XR and 25 IR (used to be 300 XR + 100 IR half a year ago, I've been on it, just like the other meds, for more than three years) - Fluoxetine 40 mg - Dexamfetamine 3dd 10 mg I've been on psychotropic meds for 5 or 6 years now (I'm almost 21). I've been on different meds before this combination. The side-effect have taken it's toll on me (No matter how long I sleep, I wake up tired, tachycardia, tremors, constantly out o
  15. After 19 years of 10mg of Fluoxetine, I finally had the wherewithal to get off of it. I knew shortly after starting it that it wasn't doing much, if anything, to help my depressive symptoms, but each time I tried to get off of it I had horrible withdrawal and so, went back on. After my daughter graduated high school and went off to college I figured I could suffer through the withdrawal. I was 50 years old when I went off... 52 now and has been almost exactly 2 years. My main withdrawal symptom was really horrible depression accompanied by anhedonia, and anxiety. When I
  16. I used to take two kind of antidepressants for 2 weeks. Prozac (Fluoxetine 10) and Clomopramine 10. I stopped taking them as soon as I found out they have negative sexual side-effects. It's been 60 days I haven't taken them but my libido is not like it was in the first place before taking them. I am too worried about it. I have been suicidal over it. I have read that it can be a permanent effect which drives me crazy when I think about it. I talked to my doctor but he rudely refused to give me a straight answer since I stopped taking the pills he prescribed me. I talked to
  17. i am currently two weeks into withdrawing from Venlafaxine 225 mg ER and i am in excruciating pain. i am on prozac for the aid but it barely helps. I feel trapped by this, I can't work and my psych refuses to write a note excusing me due to this so i have lost my job. I am constantly out of it now and forget where i am frequently. I have horrible light sensitivity and can't stop sweating. I was a drug addict for several years and have gone through severe withdrawals from narcotics in rehab and this is very similar if not worse. My brain doesn't feel like mmine and I don't feel supported by the
  18. Hi everyone. Quick intro: Due to a long term dependency on alcohol to self medicate my panic disorder I decided enough was enough had sought detox which in turn led me to my doctor approx 2+ years ago. Since then I (had) been sober until 7 weeks ago where went on an awful bender before ending up in hospital and going into detox again. I have been diagnosed as depressed for over 15 years but I have always been very weary of AD's ... my panic disorder was finally diagnosed around 18 months ago and since then I have had citropram thrown at me briefly before being
  19. Hello friends, I have been on several different antidepressants for most of my adult life. 22 years to be exact. I started at the age of 17 and am now 39. I have two young children and a loving and supportive husband. I have tried several times to quit the medication, but the struggle has been really intense ie brain zaps, nausea, dizziness, hot and cold flashes. I have finally titrated off Prozac for good. (I was actually on generic brand). I found it was making me Very Unmotivated and Angry. This was not working for me as a wife and mother. With the knowledge of my p
  20. 60 yr old male. 25 years of Prozac. Stopped 40 mg way too fast and have been suffering for months. Ringing ears, can't focus, blurred vision, easily annoyed. Regular Dr. no help at all. Says it is returning depression. In great physical health, don't eat sugar, follow Paleo diet. Exercise every day. Too many older family members getting dementia in their 80's and I don't want to go that route! Trying to decide if after two months, I should start a low dose to try to slow the withdrawal symptoms. CBD Oil seems to help round off the edges. Expensive though. CBD Vape works best
  21. You could call me a psychotropic veteran. I hope soon to become a recovering, zero-tolerance advocate against most things psychotropic. My family history of depression is that it was really tough; heartbreaking in fact; so much so that I was wary of my own mental health and open to the use of SSRIs when they appeared in the early 1990s. I started with Prozac and ran through the gamut of similar meds - so much so that I can't bring myself to bore you with a detailed description. Suffice it to saw that no matter what the SSRI or SNRI or whatever (even some Klonopin, Buspar, etc.), they would wor
  22. Hi all, I have a wife tapering from Prozac, a 15yo daughter tapering from Lexapro, and a 12yo daughter tapering from Prozac. I'm exhausted. WIFE In 1999 she became very depressed shortly after we were married. After months of heartache, she was prescribed Prozac in 2000, which pulled her up from the abyss. (In hindsight, her depression was probably from the birth control pills messing with her hormones, which she began taking shortly before we were married.) She has been on Prozac most of the past 17 years, with a short stint on Zoloft. She has tried stopping cold turkey a couple times,
  23. I'm a 28 year old man from Greece. I am suffering from ssri side effects 8 years now. I think that Imight suffering from withdrawal symptom (or Pssd). I don't know also if there is a difference. I was diagnosed with OCD in 2009 and I was on Prozac from 2009 to 2014 daily on 60mg. On this time interval I have noticed that I had weak erections without paying real attention. But when I I had awful experiences with women where I didn't have enough erections then I realized that the prozac may be the cause. I haven't taken it since 2014. Occassionally I was on zoloft to 20m
  24. Hi there, I'm coming off of the lowest dose of fluoxetine-there was a short taper since it's supposed to be easy to come off of...my dizziness is popping up now that I'm fully off. I've only been off for two weeks, and the taper was VERY fast...admittedly, I cut it in half from what was ideal and that's my fault. Aside from Sea Bands, does anyone have any remedies for the dizzy spells? Im aware that I should not have manipulated my taper schedule. I was tired of being an overeating zombie struggling with chronic fatigue and absolutely zero sex drive. (Sorry if that's oversharing)
  25. Here I am, lost and Confused as usual... I was mean to the one I love and scared him away to sleep on the couch... how many more times will he be able to take my emotions? Luckily, we don't have a kid - but we do have a kitty. I am in love with my little family and the world is so harsh... I am not from here. I am from another province full of energy pillpoppers and alcoholism and cold-hearted humans. This province was opportunity to escape, and I needed it. Sometimes I get scared that I cannot escape my problems again and I want the pain to go away. I want to start over... all the
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