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Prozac Help Dilaudid Withdrawal
I have been off Paxil for 5 days now the withdrawal symptoms are terrible. I don't want to go back on Paxil should I take. Prozac in low dose for help?
Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more
My dr took me off Pristiq and put me on Prozac to help taper down, however, I've still had awful withdrawals- increased anxiety, paranoia, "brain zaps", amplified negative feelings, etc. Is there a point I should be "concerned" enough to seek medical care
Talk to doctor: In my practice, with my patients, I have never taken a patient off Pristiq cold turkey. I always recommend tapering down gently, to avoid the withdrawal symptoms you describe. Talk to your treating physician about restarting the Pristiq and tapering. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No withdrawal: You are not likely to have withdrawal symptoms from prozac, because it's an extremely long-acting medication. In essence, it tapers itself - and at times is even used to help taper from other ssri's. Please ask your doctor about this. In an earlier question you mentioned your doctor had told you to stop the medication, but you didn't say why. ...Read more
Didn't have Prozac for a week until yesterday. Today is my 2nd day of being back on it & I still have the withdrawal effects. When will they go away?
You are lucky you: don't take Paxil or Effexor, as they are known to create even more havoc than Prozac. Prozac has a longer half-life, and seems to take longer to work its way into your system. These meds interact with the nervous system at deep levels, so be patient. The actual anti-depressant effect can sometimes take up to a month to fully manifest. ...Read more
It depends.: Prozac has active metabolites that have similar effect as prozac. These breakdown chemicals will attenuate withdrawal effects, theoretically delaying withdrawal, if any. These effects may be present for several days to as long as two weeks. Make an effort to promptly renew your prescription and contact your physician. ...Read more
Define short term: Do you mean 5-7 days or more? Assuming there's no other condition to complicate your discontinuation of the medication, it might be worthwhile restarting at a very low dose of Dilaudid and tapering it over about 3 days rather than abruptly stopping it. In acute pain syndromes for which opiates are indicated, withdrawal symptoms are pretty rare. ...Read more
I have been on Prozac 20 mgs for 2weeks then went down to 10 mgs for 1 week then stoped it how long untill I have no more withdrawal symptoms ?
Not long: Actually at that dose for that amount of time i am surprised you had any at all. It should resolve soon. ...Read more
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