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Greenriver: switch from sertraline to fluoxetine

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ChessieCat

Because you are taking fluoxetine which has a long half life you might notice an uptick in symptoms a week or more down the track.

 

However because of the long half life ,and because you are on a low dose, you might not notice anything.

 

At least you know that you messed up your dosing so you will understand what is happening if you notice a difference.


Being very patient.  I'll get there - slowly.  ETA mid 2021

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 17 Oct 2020:  Pristiq 0.56 mg (compounded + liquid)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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Greenriver

Unfortunately whilst camping three weeks ago, I kept my bottle of Prozep liquid in the tent. It should not be stored in temperatures above 25 degrees Celsius. Due to the heat, the temperature in the tent got very high (def above 25) and I'm now experiencing pretty bad withdrawal symptoms. I've only dropped down 2.5% to 2.34mg. That was over two weeks ago; it's my first drop in months. I also rather stupidly kept my Prozac liquid in the kitchen cupboard the past month which can get very hot due to the cooker (I use the cooker daily and it's a very small kitchen).

 

Anyway, looks like I'll have to postpone tapering for a couple of months now until I stabilise. 

 

My question is, can Prozep liquid be kept in the fridge? It doesn't state anywhere on the bottle to do this, just to store at temperatures below 25 degrees Celsius, which isn't always easy to do due to summer heat and central heating during the winter.


Past four years: Fluoxetine, 10mg; currently tapered down to 2.8mg. 

Diazepam, 5mg, once daily (goes up to 8mg sometimes during taper). 

1999-2016: Mainly sertraline but also Venlafaxine  and Paroxetine. 

31 Oct: discontinued Fluoxetine.

1 Nov 2019: started Sertraline, 12.5mg, once every two days. 

13 Nov 2019: Reinstated Fluoxetine due to adverse effects from Sertraline. Plan to start Citalopram once stabilised on Fluoxetine 

 

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ChessieCat
9 hours ago, Greenriver said:

can Prozep liquid be kept in the fridge?

 

Ask the pharmacist.  One option would be to buy a small polystyrene box to keep it in.  Once upon a time you used to be able to buy polystyrene boxes with a handle which held 6 cans of drink.  Not sure if they are still available.  Probably not now because they are not eco-friendly.

 

You might be able to get one from a craft store.  If you can't get one the right size you could buy sheets of polystyrene and make your own.  I think you can glue it with PVA wood glue.

 

Examples:

 

Polystyrene-Shapes-Oval-Box-White

 

Polystyrene-Shapes-Pirate-Chest-White

You'd have to cut out the centre of this one.


Being very patient.  I'll get there - slowly.  ETA mid 2021

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 17 Oct 2020:  Pristiq 0.56 mg (compounded + liquid)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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Greenriver

Cheers, that's a good idea. From what I can see online, they are still available in the UK anyway.

 

It was actually quite distressing for a few days there. I was in full blown withdrawal from what appeared to be a 2.5% drop from 2.4mg to 2.34mg.


Past four years: Fluoxetine, 10mg; currently tapered down to 2.8mg. 

Diazepam, 5mg, once daily (goes up to 8mg sometimes during taper). 

1999-2016: Mainly sertraline but also Venlafaxine  and Paroxetine. 

31 Oct: discontinued Fluoxetine.

1 Nov 2019: started Sertraline, 12.5mg, once every two days. 

13 Nov 2019: Reinstated Fluoxetine due to adverse effects from Sertraline. Plan to start Citalopram once stabilised on Fluoxetine 

 

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