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What are the time limits for reinstating an SSRI 

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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Please start a topic about yourself in our Introductions and Updates forum and post further questions there.

Please start a topic about yourself in this forum 

It is recommended that you reinstate as soon as possible after your last dose.  You have a better chance of success if you reinstate within 1-3 months after your last dose. 

 

Please read:

About reinstating and stabilizing to reduce withdrawal symptoms. -- at least the first page of the topic
 
Reinstatement isn’t a guarantee of diminished symptoms for everyone, but it’s the best tactic available.  We usually suggest a much smaller reinstatement dose than your last dose.  These drugs are strong, and when updosing/reinstating it is better to start with a small amount and increase of symptoms remain unbearable.  If you take too much it may be too much for your brain and can cause you become unstable.  Sometimes it can be hard to regain stability after this happens.
 

Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper Jan. 2017.   

End 2017 year 1 of taper at 9.25mg 

End 2018 year 2 of taper at 4.1mg

End 2019 year 3 of taper at 1.0mg  

Oct. 30, 2020  Jump to zero from 0.025mg.  Current dose: 0.000mg

3 year, 10 month taper is 100% complete.

 

Ativan 1 mg to 1.875mg 1986-2020, two CT's and reinstatements

Nov. 2020, 7-week Ativan-Valium crossover to 18.75mg 

Feb. 2021, begin 10%/4 week taper.  Current dose as of Jan. 11, 2022: 5.4mg 

Taper is 71% complete.

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan-Sept 2016 tapered to 16mg.  

Held until Aug 2021, tapered for 4 weeks to 14.4mg and holding.  

Taper is 80% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega-3, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, zinc, melatonin .3mg


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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I took Prozac for 5 days and stopped abruptly. A week later I woke up with pins and needles in my feet and hands, burning in my feet and fasiculatios in both legs. These symptoms have not stopped for 4 months. I have good days and bad but they’re always there. Does this sound like withdrawal syndrome 

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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Pins and needles (known as paresthesia)and burning in feet are recognized withdrawal symptoms.  For more information, Google  survivingantidepressants.org pins and needles

 

It is possible to have withdrawal symptoms after very short term use such as yours.

 

 

 

 

 

Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper Jan. 2017.   

End 2017 year 1 of taper at 9.25mg 

End 2018 year 2 of taper at 4.1mg

End 2019 year 3 of taper at 1.0mg  

Oct. 30, 2020  Jump to zero from 0.025mg.  Current dose: 0.000mg

3 year, 10 month taper is 100% complete.

 

Ativan 1 mg to 1.875mg 1986-2020, two CT's and reinstatements

Nov. 2020, 7-week Ativan-Valium crossover to 18.75mg 

Feb. 2021, begin 10%/4 week taper.  Current dose as of Jan. 11, 2022: 5.4mg 

Taper is 71% complete.

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan-Sept 2016 tapered to 16mg.  

Held until Aug 2021, tapered for 4 weeks to 14.4mg and holding.  

Taper is 80% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega-3, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, zinc, melatonin .3mg


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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Welcome, Clynn.

 

Did you have a bad reaction to Prozac while you were taking it?

 

Many people do better with fish oil and magnesium supplements, see
http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/36-king-of-supplements-omega-3-fatty-acids-fish-oil/

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/topic/15483-magnesium-natures-calcium-channel-blocker/

 

A lot of people find them helpful. Try a little bit of one at a time to see how it affects you.

 

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

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I am in the middle of reinstating Prozac. 1mg. I am only on day 3 of reinstating.  Burning in feet is better fasciculations are worse.  Is there any guide as to keep going or stop?

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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The improvement is a good sign. It will take about a week for the Prozac to get to steady-state.

 

What do you mean by fasciculations? Where, when, what severity?

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Twitching in legs and feet

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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Forgot to include severity. It’s probably moderately bad. I’ve had it at varying degrees since stopping the Prozac. 

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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Has it gotten better or worse over 4 months?

 

You might try the magnesium oil or Epsom salts baths. Magnesium can relax muscles.

 

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The fasciculations go through ups and downs like all the other symptoms. They have increased somewhat since I reinstated the Prozac.  Do I move forward the the Prozac as long as I am seeing improvement although not in all areas?

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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Yes, the Prozac is still ramping up. This will take a week or more. Please let us know how you're doing.

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

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I have had 4 doses of Prozac reinstating after stopping 4 months ago. I had little to no burning in feet yesterday and day before. Today the burning is back and a little worse than normal. The other symptoms are pretty much the way they always are. Is this normal?  Do I continue to reinstate?

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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Yes, you may have waves and windows of symptoms while your nervous system settles down. This can take many weeks. Stay calm and keep daily notes on paper about your symptoms, when you take your drugs, and their dosages. You should see wobbly but overall improvement.

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

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I reinstated Prozac a week ago 1mg after going through withdrawal for 4 months. I’m not worse but overall no better. How long do I continue the dose I’m taking? Do I stay at 1 mg or increase, or wait?  How long do you stay on the medication before you know if it’s going to work? I know all of this is relative to the individual.  I just really don’t know what to do. 

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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In the information provided here. It states to stop reinstatement if there is an immediate bad reaction. I did not have an immediate reaction upon reinstating but 8 days in I’m feeling worse. How do I know if this is a wave or reaction. I’m really struggling. If anyone has advice I would  appreciate it. 

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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On 5/15/2018 at 12:40 PM, Gridley said:

 

Reinstatement isn’t a guarantee of diminished symptoms for everyone, but it’s the best tactic available.  We usually suggest a much smaller reinstatement dose than your last dose.  These drugs are strong, and when updosing/reinstating it is better to start with a small amount and increase of symptoms remain unbearable.  If you take too much it may be too much for your brain and can cause you become unstable.  Sometimes it can be hard to regain stability after this happens.
 

 

Hi Clynn, You said you're feeling worse. Are you feeling worse than when you started the reinstatement? 

 

Like Alto says, it could be wobbly. There might be bumps in the road. The main thing is to keep things stable--pick a dose and stick with it-- and it looks like you just reinstated on Friday. Above, Alto said to give it a week.

Please have a look around the site to see how other members have dealt with withdrawal symptoms such as the ones you're having. 

 

When possible, please update your signature to include the reinstatement. 

(For example: 5/20 Reinstated 1mg of Prozac.) That will make it easier for people to stop by, immediately see where you're at, and be able to share ideas without having to read too much. 

 

Also just a reminder to keep notes on paper of your symptoms. 

Current: 2019: 0.04 mg Paxil!! This is real. Soon, after taking Paxil my entire adult life, I will be free.

Long story short: After 18 years on Paxil, "tapered" almost completely off over a month, at doctor's advice in July 2015.

Self-care includes magnesium, reasonable exercise, mindfulness, this forum and nutrition/eating enough food.

Also on 100 mg Zoloft unfortunately!! (which I now will have the knowledge to taper properly)

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Longer version: On Paxil since 1996--anxiety & depression caused by (undiagnosed) under-eating / eating disorder.

Doctor kept increasing dose, up to 60 mg; it never really helped but said it really was the best "med" for me.

Rapid doctor-led "taper" July 2015, down to 5 mg, with Zoloft as a "cross-taper" = Essentially a cold turkey. 

Severe withdrawal but didn't know it; believed it was my "underlying condition," and kept tapering, 5mg to 4 to 3  to 2 to 1.  

Feb 2016: Found SA! As of June 2016, tapering from 1mg at rate of 5-10% per month, Brassmonkey Slide! 

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11 hours ago, Clynn said:

In the information provided here. It states to stop reinstatement if there is an immediate bad reaction. I did not have an immediate reaction upon reinstating but 8 days in I’m feeling worse. How do I know if this is a wave or reaction. I’m really struggling. If anyone has advice I would  appreciate it. 

 

How exactly are you feeling worse? Do these symptoms happen at any particular time of day?

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

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I took Prozac for 5 days in January and stopped abruptly. I woke up with pins and needles and burning in hands and feet a week after stopping. I reinstated Prozac after 4 months and it has not worked. I’m taking 2.5 mg. How do I start weaning off? What dose do I decrease and how long do I stay at each dose when weaning off?

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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5 minutes ago, Clynn said:

I reinstated Prozac after 4 months and it has not worked. I’m taking 2.5 mg.

 

In what way is it not working?  When do you take your dose?  What is your current daily symptom pattern?

 

Q:  Had you taken any psychiatric drugs prior to starting Prozac in January 2018?

 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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I was on celexa for 8 or 9 years but got off of it 2 years ago. I thought the Prozac reinstatement was helping because I had less burning in feet for almost a week. Now it’s back. I don’t know if it’s a wave or just not working. I take it at night before bed. My symptom pattern is all over the board. Good days and bad. This is pretty much the same pattern as before the reinstatement except for the decrease in burning for that week. 

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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5 minutes ago, Clynn said:

I was on celexa for 8 or 9 years but got off of it 2 years ago.

 

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 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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First of all forgive me I’m not sure how to edit my signature. I’m not sure who all can see my posts. I reinstated Prozac 2mg after 4 months of withdrawal. I have been on 2 mg for 4 weeks. I thought I was improving having less burning in feet. But when I look at my journal since this began, I would have a couple of days at a time that the burning would be better. I’m definitely not worse. Do I stay where I’m at longer or start weaning off of it?

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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You say you "reinstated Prozac".  Did you take Prozac prior to this?  The mods needs to be able to see your psychiatric drug history at a glance.  We use the signature for this purpose.    Please ensure that the information in your signature includes dates, drugs, doses of ALL drugs - no symptoms or diagnoses.  Thank you.

 

If you click on this link Account Settings – Create or Edit a signature it will take you straight to your own signature.  You edit it and then click Save at the bottom.

 

For more information please see:  Instructions:  Withdrawal History Signature

 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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First of all forgive me I’m not sure how to edit my signature. I’m not sure who all can see my posts. I reinstated Prozac 2mg after 4 months of withdrawal. I have been on 2 mg for 4 weeks. I thought I was improving having less burning in feet. But when I look at my journal since this began, I would have a couple of days at a time that the burning would be better. I’m definitely not worse. Do I stay where I’m at longer or start weaning off of it?

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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15 minutes ago, Clynn said:

I’m not sure who all can see my posts.

 

Everyone, including guests, can see your posts.  Members can see your signature.

 

15 minutes ago, Clynn said:

First of all forgive me I’m not sure how to edit my signature.

 

Are you using a phone?

 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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Yes I am using a phone. 

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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I believe I updated my signature. I still don’t know if I should continue with the reinstatement of Prozac 2 mg or wean off can someone please advise me ? I’m not worse but no better overall. It’s only been 4 weeks back on it. Will this set me back from any progress I might have made in the 4 months I was off of it  

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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I really need advise if someone could guide me in the direction I need to go from last post I would really appreciate it. I am using a phone but right now in my life that is all I have access to. 

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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Hi Clynn,

 

I've asked that other mods for their thoughts on your situation.  Because of where the mods live, it might be 12 hours or a bit longer before one of them responds, so please be patient.

 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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clynn, in the last 4 weeks on 2mg Prozac, has the burning overall gotten better or worse? Can you tell from your journal when it was that you had relief from it?

 

Is it worse at any particular time of day?

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

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I had better days with decreased burning in feet around 9 days after reinstating the Prozac. Overall, of the 27 days that I have been back on the Prozac 14 have had decreased burning. I alternate standing and sitting at work so it’s usually worse during the day. I felt like it WAS better for a few days but the burning started to increase last Friday and may be letting up a bit thus afternoon. This is so hard to figure out. I really appreciate the support that you all offer. I’m sorry if I seem impatient. Just very anxious and frustrated. I really don’t know if I should stay on or wean off...

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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Today is a very bad day. If I feel like I should stop the Prozac do I need to do the 10% reduction every 4 weeks? On 2mg right now. 

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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My feet are worse than they have ever been. It feels like nails being driven into my heels. Do I still wean off of the Prozac slowly or more quickly since it seems like I’m having a bad reaction ? Is there anything that will help the pain? I don’t think I can handle it. 

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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I was one of the unfortunate ones that took Prozac for 5 days and went off of it. I reinstated it after 4 months because I was miserable. I felt like it was helping the first couple of weeks but am now in the worst week ever for nerve pain. I don’t know whether to stay on it or wean off

 

(Post moved from Are We There Yet?  How Long is Withdrawal Going to Take? to keep it on topic)

 

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January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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I increased the Prozac from 2 mg to 2.5 mg for 4 days and then decreased back to 2 mg because of increased symptoms. Could this be the cause of the severity of symptoms now. Will this improve ?

January 10-14  2018. 20 mg Prozac daily for 5 days. Stopped abruptly. 

May 15, 2018 reinstated Prozac 1 mg. 

Increased to 2 mg on May 23, 2018

decreased to 1.75 mg on June 19, 2018

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