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I am ashamed of how I've been acting in the last 3-4 months. My emotions are like a ping-pong ball, and I find myself trying to make big life decisions (changing careers, moving countries, breaking up a relationship, withdrawing from friends, OCD) even though I do not really have any capacity to.

 

I need help and advice to self-soothe and not "dump" this all on my beloved boyfriend. 

 

At the moment, the only thing that works is when I work really hard at my job. It's the only time I am able to achieve some reprieve from the mental rituals in my head.

 

Also, how long should I wait before I can reasonably expect to be in my "right" mind again to make life decisions? I have been drug-free for 4 months (yay!). 

 

 

Oct 2007 - Jan 2009: Prozac 20mg (quit cold-turkey)

Feb 2012 - Jun 2015: Prozac 60mg (tapered in rehab) 

Jun 2016 - Aug 2017: Prozac 60mg (tapered over 4 months)

Drug-free since August 2017.

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Hi, Hopper.

 

Welcome to Surviving Antidepressants.

 

You may find these threads helpful:

 

Neuro-emotions

 

Dealing with emotional spirals

 

Non-drug techniques to cope with emotional symptoms

 

Knowing a bit more about the withdrawal syndrome from these drugs may also be helpful:

 

The windows and waves pattern of stabilization

 

 

How psychiatric drugs remodel your brain

 

Healing from antidepressants. Patterns of recovery video (4 minutes)

 

You may benefit from a small reinstatement of Prozac. Here are some links to get you started researching this:

 

Tips for tapering off Prozac (fluoxetine)

 

About reinstating and stabilizing to reduce withdrawal symptoms 

 

If you do decide to reinstate, please note you will need to do so at a dose much smaller than what you came off at, so please post and ask questions before doing a reinstatement and we can help you set an appropriate reinstatement dose.

 

Please use this thread to post your symptoms and ask questions. Also, please list any supplements and any other medications in your signature. 

 

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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