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A 28-year-old female asked:

Wy do i often have brainzaps/brain shivers? its 2 months since i stopped taking fluoxetine. it was worse yesterday.

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Dr. Marc Kundler
Specializes in Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine) withdrawal: Hi monica, it's difficult to know for sure but Prozac (fluoxetine) is the ssri with the longest half life, meaning it stays in your system far longer than most antidepressants. I'd give it 6 months from the time you stopped and speak with your doctor if the symptoms persist after that. Best wishes.
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