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☼ Kittygiggles: generic Prozac (fluoxetine), stabilization


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Dear @Armorall, Chessiecat (your signature says not to tag you, so I didn't include the @), @Altostrata,


Thank you all for your nice messages. 

I forgot to write Kittygiggles in my post as I closed it, I just dropped the last three letters and I can't edit it now - it matters not I guess!


I will get around to a success story. I need to read a few examples to see what works best for people as I tend to write way too much and I want it to deliver the good news efficiently, ideally in a way that gives people hope without overwhelming them. It may take a few weeks though as I am very busy at the moment; ironically, such a time is when I found a moment to just come back and write here briefly!


Hoping you're all having a nice weekend,



2012: 2 weeks of paroxetine, I cannot recall the dose. Strong side effects, stopped cold turkey, had intense, horrible withdrawal thereafter

2012 to 2016: Fluoxetine 40mg daily, sometimes 20mg daily, a couple of bad tapers under doctor's advisement, increasingly bad withdrawal symptoms with each major dose change

Oct 2016 to June 2017: 10-month reinstatement of 20mg fluoxetine daily to stabilize. A very difficult period but withdrawal gradually improved

July 2017: At 20mg (100%), started a linear tapering regimen using water titration (20mg fluoxetine into 300ml of water).

June 2019: Currently at 0.200mg (1.00%). I have many symptoms, most I attribute to fluoxetine, some to withdrawal, and the rest to hypothyroidism. Continuing to reduce anyway.

July 2019: Jumped from 0.066mg (0.33%) to 0.000mg (0.00%); I'm now free of the poison.


My introduction thread: https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/14226-kittygiggles-generic-prozac-fluoxetine-stabilization/


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4 hours ago, Kittygiggles said:

Chessiecat (your signature says not to tag you, so I didn't include the @)


Thank you - appreciated.


4 hours ago, Kittygiggles said:

I forgot to write Kittygiggles in my post as I closed it, I just dropped the last three letters and I can't edit it now - it matters not I guess!


I edited it for you.


4 hours ago, Kittygiggles said:

I need to read a few examples




I think starting the first post with positive stuff and then at the bottom a summary of your journey which means that they do not have to wade through your Intro topic.  Perhaps use a timeline with major points.  It is important for members to understand how difficult things were for you at times because they need to know that things can get better.  If you only give them the "rosy stuff", their thoughts are generally, oh but I am in a worse state than they were.

 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    13 November 2021 -  0mg Pristiq      

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq   

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.  I do not provide tapering advice via PM.  Please post questions in your Introduction topic.  Please do not tag me for any reason.  I am an unpaid volunteer and assist members if I am able to and when I have the time.  Thank you for your understanding.

Mid Nov 2021 changed to low carb diet due to diabetes & cholesterol.  Lost 1/16 body weight, BP has reduced a lot. 

Links to my exercises and weights.  I also do 3 x 5.5 min with HIIT on exercise bike with 20 secs/min as fast as I can cycle.

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@Kittygiggles excellent news! Thanks for sharing! 

3/21/19 started Bupropion XL 150 mg

3/21/19 started Risperidone 2mg

7/7/19 start Abilify half dose 5 mg. discontinue Risperidone

7/9/19 full dose Abilify 10 mg

7/29/19 discontinued Abilify due to panicky side effects

8/2/19 Began Latuda 20 mg

8/5/19 discontinued Latuda due to similar side effects 

8/10/19 discontinued Bupropion after realizing it was causing the insomnia

From 8/10/19 no drugs whatsoever

Currently taking vitamin C, D, E, a probiotic and fish oil. 
Message me here if you want: 

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