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Anti depressant withdrawal

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Slowly reduce dose: Usually dropping the dose slowly over the course of at least several days will help prevent discontinuation problems from antidepressants. Some people ... Read More

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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
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No single best: There is no single best anti-depressant. Fluoxetine lacks a withdrawal syndrome due to the extended half-life of its active metabolite. However, flu ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Withdrawal: Depends on the antidepressant used & for how long. Recommend consulting your ob/gyn to be sure no other issues need to be looked into.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Not usually: Tapering an antidepressant should not affect your menstrual period. If you are very stressed, though, or have an eating disorder, that could dysregul ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Potential symptoms: Potential symptoms after stopping Effexor (venlafaxine) include: anxiety, depressed moods, crying, dizziness, paranoia, irritability, drowsiness, res ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Go to the ER: YOU CAN GO TO YOUR PHARMACIST SOME OF THEM DEPEND ON THE MEDICATION CAN GIVE YOU FEWW PILLS TO SUSTAINED YOU UNTIL THEY CAN GET HOLD OF YOUR DOCTOR I ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
15 years experience Psychiatry
Benzo withdrawal: Some antidepressants can have very unpleasant flu like withdrawal symptoms, like Paxil or effexor, (venlafaxine) but benzo withdrawal can result in se ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aron Tendler
19 years experience Psychiatry
Some Of Them : Some antidepressants have withdrawal. Some don't. The ones with frequent withdrawal are paxil, zoloft and effexor (venlafaxine). The withdrawal is not ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Discontinuation Syn: Discontinuation Syndrome can occur with SSRI's and SNRI's. This is especially true if one does not do a careful drug taper if you have been on a high ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
Not likely,: Rather it is more likely to be a return of the depression for which you were put on the medicine.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes: Symptoms of gastrointestinal and somatic distress, sleep disturbance, and movement disorders and mania have been temporally linked to withdrawal of tc ... Read More
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