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I just stopped using Fluoxetine after 1 year tapering. Im now experiencing extreme hunger. Everyday, all day. No matter how much I eat- I can’t get satisfied. 

Anyone else experience this? Is it some imbalance in the leptin receptors?


please help!

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Welcome to SA. We are a volunteer run site with members such as yourself tapering off antipsychotic medications or have tapered off.


To help us out, follow these instructions Please summarize your drug and withdrawal history in your signature You may need to use a computer to do this.


I'm going to give you a link to read about hunger.




I'm also going to give you some other links that might be helpful.


Tips for tapering off fluoxetine (Prozac)


What is withdrawal syndrome?


About reinstating and stabilizing to reduce withdrawal symptoms


The Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization


Please reach out to us with any questions you may have after reading this. I hope I could help.




PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal, Prilosec and Zantac from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, Krill oil.

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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