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How does one ween fluoxetine without permanently damaging ones serotonin receptors?
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Dr. Donald Haupt
Psychiatry
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In brief: Easily with doc help
Fluoxetine has a 5 day half life in the body, which makes withdrawal problems rare, and tapering not necessary.
But do do this with the advice and consultation of your doctor so that you don't risk the return of the symptoms it was helping with. Sometimes you don't realize how much a medication was helping until you lower or stop it.

In brief: Easily with doc help
Fluoxetine has a 5 day half life in the body, which makes withdrawal problems rare, and tapering not necessary.
But do do this with the advice and consultation of your doctor so that you don't risk the return of the symptoms it was helping with. Sometimes you don't realize how much a medication was helping until you lower or stop it.
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