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    Re: A timetable for recovery on Fluoxetine / prozac

    Quote Originally Posted by velia View Post
    I also told myself that I'm taking a lysanxia to see if it's anxiety that's doing this to me but I don't want to add another medicine . but I'm in too much pain .
    One dose is not going to do any harm and it might answer some questions. Maybe take only half the prescribed dose to see if it makes a difference.

    I've seen other forums use cbd oil for anxiety What do you think ?
    Worth a shot if it is legal, but make sure it has almost no THC.

    it scares me to take it, too . and you think I can just quit prozac without weaning first ?
    You're already on a lower dose than most quit from and 2mg doesn't seem to be helping anyway. It probably wouldn't be any worse than it is now.

    anyway I need to find a solution .
    I haven't worked since the end of November and I don't even get out of my house.
    Which suggests to me that your problem is mostly a return of the anxiety disorder you were taking paroxetine for and not withdrawal and that what you should be focussing on is treating the disorder either with medication, or therapy, perhaps both.

    Why did you decide to quit taking paroxetine?
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    Week 7 on 40mgs. Have had 3 rough days. Feeling nausea & panicky. Iím just so frustrated because I had 5 days of feeling normal last week. Starting to question whether fluoxetine is really the right drug for me but will keep pushing forward to Day 60 & see if there is any improvement.

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    Re: A timetable for recovery on Fluoxetine / prozac

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerdaze View Post
    Have had 3 rough days. Feeling nausea & panicky. Iím just so frustrated because I had 5 days of feeling normal last week.
    Don't despair. This snakes and ladders yo-yo is usually a good sign. The good days show that the med can be effective once it fully kicks-in. The positive response is produced by biology, not chemistry, and it isn't always a linear progression. Fluoxetine often takes longer to kick-in than the other SSRIs because of its long half-life.
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    Re: A timetable for recovery on Fluoxetine / prozac

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerdaze View Post
    Week 7 on 40mgs. Have had 3 rough days. Feeling nausea & panicky. I’m just so frustrated because I had 5 days of feeling normal last week. Starting to question whether fluoxetine is really the right drug for me but will keep pushing forward to Day 60 & see if there is any improvement.
    If not by now, withing the next week, you should be having more "up's" than downs.Like you said, I would give it another week or two and if your still having issue(s), I would talk with your doctor. Some folks, from what I've been reading, may take a little longer to "even out".

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    Quote Originally Posted by panic_down_under View Post
    Don't despair. This snakes and ladders yo-yo is usually a good sign. The good days show that the med can be effective once it fully kicks-in. The positive response is produced by biology, not chemistry, and it isn't always a linear progression. Fluoxetine often takes longer to kick-in than the other SSRIs because of its long half-life.
    Thanks pdu, youíre advice is sooo appreciated.

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    Re: A timetable for recovery on Fluoxetine / prozac

    salu ian,
    I stopped the paxil because I wanted to get rid of this medicine . I developed cholesterol, and my plaques grew ; and I got tired of being on a drug .
    I'm starting Week 7 and I'm still not feeling well . and still at the same time around 5 pm and at this time a lot of cerebral zaps .
    I hope you're well .

    Ps: what's this the "There are often blips "

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    Re: A timetable for recovery on Fluoxetine / prozac

    Quote Originally Posted by velia View Post
    I stopped the paxil because I wanted to get rid of this medicine . I developed cholesterol, and my plaques grew ;
    Increases in cholesterol levels is a known paroxetine side-effect, however, fluoxetine usually lowers them.

    I'm starting Week 7 and I'm still not feeling well . and still at the same time around 5 pm and at this time a lot of cerebral zaps .
    The 'zaps' are most likely a withdrawal symptom, possibly produced by the brain changes the antidepressant had made unraveling. I suspect that if you stopped taking the fluoxetine they wouldn't be any worse.

    Ps: what's this the "There are often blips "
    Blips are, usually short, setbacks. They usually last only a few hours to a day, or two and are common some weeks after first talking an AD as it begins to become effective, however, they can occur at any time.
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    Re: A timetable for recovery on Fluoxetine / prozac

    hi thanks for the reply .
    I'd like to know why my symptoms are worse than the other weeks .
    this started to get worse starting in Week 6 . do you have any idea ?

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    Re: A timetable for recovery on Fluoxetine / prozac

    Quote Originally Posted by velia View Post
    hi thanks for the reply .
    I'd like to know why my symptoms are worse than the other weeks .
    this started to get worse starting in Week 6 . do you have any idea ?
    Hard to say. You are on such a low dose that it can't do much to prevent symptoms and stress levels are never static, but ebbed and flow. You can either increase the dose to effective levels, or quit entirely. Quitting probably wouldn't be worse than what you are experiencing now.
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    Re: A timetable for recovery on Fluoxetine / prozac

    hello ,
    if I goes up to 5 milligrams, I'm gonna have to redo the whole process . and do you think five milligrams will be enough ? I can't stop this .I have to wean off the little I have left.Thanks

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