Jump to content

Phoenix76 Tapering off of Prozac


Phoenix76

Recommended Posts

Unlike paxil, prozac comes in capsule form and so cannot be broken into pieces. What do those of you who are trying to wean themselves off prozac do? And can anyone tell me whether it is easier to get clean of prozac than paxil/seroxat? 

Link to comment
  • Moderator Emeritus

Hello Phoenix,

 

Would you like to start an Intro topic for yourself so all your info stays in one place and we can help you better?  http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/forum/3-introductions-and-updates/

 

Here is the information about tapering Prozac

 

Welcome to s/a

Karen

2010  Fluoxetine 20mg.  2011  Escitalopram 20mg.  2013 Tapered badly and destabilised CNS.  Effexor 150mg. 

2015 Begin using info at SurvivingAntidepressants.  Cut 10% - bad w/d 2 months, held 1 month. 

Micro-tapering: four weekly 0.4% cuts, hold 4 weeks (struggling with symptoms).

8 month hold.

2017 Micro-tapering: four weekly 1% cuts, hold 4 weeks (symptoms almost non-existent).

2020 Still micro-tapering. Just over 2/3 of the way off effexor. Minimal symptoms, - and sleeping well.
Supplements: Fish oil, vitamin C, iron, oat-straw tea, nettle tea.

My story of healing:ContinuedHealing

***I am not a doctor; please do your own research and be able to take responsibility for decisions you make.*** 

           'The possibility of renewal exists so long as life exists.'  Dr Gabor Mate.

Link to comment
  • Administrator

Welcome, Phoenix.

 

I've moved this topic to act as your Intro topic.

 

Please read the link KarenB gave you -- all about tapering Prozac -- and post questions and updates in this topic.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

All postings © copyrighted.

Link to comment
  • Moderator Emeritus

Hi Phoenix and welcome to SA,

 

It's really good that you have joined SA.  The members are very supportive and encouraging and there is a lot of information here.  If you want to look for information it is best to use a search engine and type in survivingantidepressants.org + topic.  If you can't find what you are looking for, please ask here in your topic.

 

Please put your Withdrawal History in Signature  Please include ALL drugs, dates, doses and how you decreased/increased.  Having your complete drug history will help us to make suggestions based on your individual situation.  It will also make it easier to answer your questions.  Please remember to update your signature as you change doses so it remains current and can be seen at a glance.  Thank you.

 

You can ask questions in your Intro/Update topic and use it to journal your progress.  Click FOLLOW (top right) and you will be notified when someone responds.  You can also save your topic as a favourite so you can find it again.

 

I'm going to list some links for you to check out:

 

Introduction to AD Withdrawal Syndrome

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

Brain Remodelling (Rhi's Description of Brain Healing)


Video:  Healing From Antidepressants - Patterns of Recovery

 

What should I expect from my doctor about withdrawal symptoms?


How do you talk to a doctor about tapering and withdrawal?

 

Once we know the details of your drug history we will be better able to offer suggestions.

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq    Post 0 updates start here

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

My full tapering program     My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)    My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.  Please DO NOT TAG me - thank you.

Link to comment
  • 2 years later...
  • Moderator Emeritus

I've merged your new topic with this existing one:  great-britain-members-please-check-in-here

 

You also have one here:  support-group-colchester-essex-uk

 

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq    Post 0 updates start here

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

My full tapering program     My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)    My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.  Please DO NOT TAG me - thank you.

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use Privacy Policy