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Hopkin: Consequences to accidental reinstatement?

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Hello, during my 4 month taper of luvox (from 100mg to 0mg) I accidedentally took 100mg (my usual dose) instead of the 40mg I was at on that ocassion. I immedtialy continued my subsequent taper of 40mg but I noticed my WD symptoms to aggravate a bit after the accidental 100mg. Now at around 5 months off (stopped in March 2018) I feel about 80% healed except for a newfound sexual dysfunction that occurred right after stopping the ssri. Is this PSSD? And is it attributed to my accidental updose or was it bound to happen regardless. I also feel a tight vice like pressure on my head. Thank you 

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Hi Hopkin and welcome,


We usually recommend just a 10% taper method, based on each successive dose.  So, in tapering over 4 months from 100 mg to 0........you went pretty quickly.

Why taper by 10%

However, with your reporting feeling 80% healed........you may be one of the ones who does manage a quick taper, with only minimal withdrawal symptoms.  Yes.....the vice pressure feeling on your head may be a withdrawal symptom, as well as the PSSD(post serotonin sexual dysfunction).  Hopefully, neither of these symptoms will be unduly prolonged, so try not to obsess, especially at this point in time.  I think that it's much less likely that your one time 100 mg dose is directly responsible  for a symptom that you already had. 


I'm going to ask you to do a signature for us.  Please include your history with not only Luvox, but also if you were on any other antidepressant medications, prior to Luvox.

Please put your withdrawal history in a signature


If your drug history is very long, the last few years will do. FOR READABILITY, SHORT LINES ARE BEST.


  • A list is easier to understand than one or multiple paragraphs
  • Include ALL drugs, doses, and dates (starting and stopping)
  • Any drugs prior to 24 months ago can just be listed with start and stop years
  • Please use actual dates or approximate dates (e.g. mid-June) rather than relative time frames (e.g. 3 months ago)
  • Spell out months (e.g. "January" or "Jan" as 9/1/2016 can be interpreted as 9 Jan 2016 or 1 Sept 2016)
  • Please leave out symptoms and diagnoses

Okie dokie.  And all for now.  This is your main introduction/journal page......and acts as your introduction to the community, a place for you to ask questions regarding your specific situation, as well as to post updates.


Love, peace, healing, and growth,


Edited by manymoretodays

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