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  1. angielynn78ii Over the last 10 years I’ve been on antidepressants. At different stages I was on Pristiq, Celexa, Cymbalta, Viibryd and Prozac. I was also on Lamictal and Klonopin. I am proud to say that I am currently free of all prescription medications. I took my last dose of Prozac 27 days ago. I’m surviving but I look forward to thriving. I could say so much and really want to share more but currently I just don’t have the energy or clarity. I will write again when able.
  2. Hi all, Breifly, I stopped taking fluoxetine in February after 3 years on it, with 7 previous years on different SSRIS. I didn’t taper. its been 3/4 months now, and I want to ask if what I’m experiencing could be withdrawal, and if anyone has experienced any of the more unusual symptoms below**. 1. intense emotions and sadness. 2. EXTREME irritability 3. loss of pleasure in pretty much everything 4. (** I don’t know how to describe this, but a strong, impulsive feeing of hopelessness, feeling trapped in my existence), almost like a suicidal feeling, and subsequent terror that I’m actually suicidal. 5. Impulse to self harm (never acted on, possibly OCD resurfacing). Im struggling immensely. If alarm bells are ringing, rest assured Im not going to act on the impulses. They feel unnatural and dystonic. Could the above be withdrawal? Is it possible to experience withdrawal after 3 months, especially on fluoxetine with its long half life?
  3. Hi everyone I am almost 29 years old I have been on Flouxitine for about 8 years. I decided to get it off about 4 months ago. Instead of it, i am drinking st John's wort 4-5 a day, 1500 mg Nicine and 1500 tryptohan. I also use Cbd oil from time to time. I do not have any brain zaps or big anxiety but my sleep is still not good. In previous 2 weeks i almost did not sleep at all i started to be unbearable for my family. Yesterday i took trozdon because of the holidays. Do you have any tips ? Do you also drink some herbs or take some suplemments ?
  4. Tess2019

    Tess2019

    I am a 63 year-old female. I started taking fluoxetine (20 mg) approximately 23 years ago for severe PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). I want to say here that I would do it all over again. It gave me my life back. I have been off of fluoxetine for three months now. I tapered slowly, over approximately 6 months. I was fine for about 6 or 7 weeks. Then I started having some real symptoms. I can deal with the physical symptoms: intestinal issues, headaches, and periodic dizziness. The low mood, though, is rough. Every day I consider taking just 5 mg again to get through this. Every single day. Things have changed in my life recently and I have to move. I have to sell my house and other houses in this area aren't selling. I work full time and it is hard to focus. At my age, I cannot afford to lose my job. I need to work until I am 70. In the past, I have been able to put aside stresses when I am doing my work. I worry that the medication has changed my brain chemistry forever and this painful withdrawal is all for naught. I have given myself until 2/1/20. If I am not feeling better by then I am going back on fluoxetine. Have any of you successfully gotten yourselves back after quitting fluoxetine. (I am on no other medications.)
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