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wildchild93 posted a topic in Introductions and updatesHello, my name is Danielle. I am new to this site, but have been reading it for quite some time now. My parents put me on effexor xr when I was 6 years old for severe anxiety and childhood phobias. It worked great for years. I had very little side effects and life was hunky dory. I am now 24 years old and the medication is no longer working. I stupidly tried to come off of the Effexor over the coarse of 3 months under directions from my psychiatrist. Obviously, I crashed and I have been desperately trying to get my life back for the last 10 months. During those months, I was under the impression that I was ‘very ill’ and a ‘special case’ based on the severity of my symptoms, but now I am realizing what has happened to me is not my original illness resurfacing, but the effects of the discontinuation of the medication. I’m an RN and have been out of work for the last 6 months. I have read stories on here of people eventually recovering from ssri and snri withdrawl, but was wondering if anyone has any experience or knows of anyone who was prescribed one of these drugs as a child. Is there hope for me or will I have to live with the consequences of my parents decision for the rest of my life? Will these dehabilitating symptoms ever go away or are my receptors f***ed for life?
Child is having bad side effects, dr just increased dosage to 20. Was 10 for about 6 weeks. At this point side effects: Talking and writing about death Self injury Extreme aggression (very uncommon for her) Nightmares I need help, I know what wd is, was hesitant to put her on meds. She's been on 10 mg capsule Prozac about 6 weeks, upped dose to 20 for 5 days. She is still very fragile any abrupt drop could be adverse. I need to know how to titrate or taper her. Since she's only been on 20 for 5 days, I'm thinking stopping the extra dose, but need to know how to taper 10 mg capsule. Length of time she has been on has not been that long. I have reached out to all her psych people and no one will return calls, and psych wants to keep her on this. I am seeing these Behavoioral changes and will not subject her to this any longer, how to titrate 10 mg Prozac capsule? Thank you