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A 27-year-old female asked:

Can i wean myself off prozac (fluoxetine)? i've been bipolar for sometime and diagnosed with depression. docs appt jan 31 can't wait that long. its. bugging me.

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Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Bipolar pts should: Try to never change meds without a discussion with their treating psychiatrist.High risk of destabilization .Any way to hang in there or get a phone consult or a message to the doc?
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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Child Psychiatry 24 years experience
The doc prescribing: Is the one you should speak to now to voice your concerns first most. And maybe they can help you find a different psychiatrist with a shorter waiting time. Mainly please try not to do your own medication management without first talking it over with doc who prescribed it or your primary care physician. Take care.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
MEDICATION: Best to discuss medication with your Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. consult another for a second opinion. Have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if you have a physical illness. Consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy with ZOOM sessions. Fears and anxiety could be heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe & hopeful to elevate your immune system.
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Last updated Dec 19, 2020

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