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Prozac Withdrawal

Prozac withdrawal symptoms can occur at any dosage. Prozac withdrawl symptoms can begin within eight hours of a missed dose and can last from one to eight weeks. The particularly nasty Effexor withdrawal symptoms can easily last beyond eight weeks.

Obviously, the best way to avoid Prozac withdrawal is to avoid Prozac. Consider using Deprex, the natural alternative, for depression symptoms. Deprex quickly, safely, effectively and gently eases depression symptoms without the side effects or withdrawal symptoms typically associated with Prozac and other antidepressants.

If already using Prozac, the best advice is to taper off slowly instead of going “cold turkey.” It is important to develop a specific tapering schedule with your health care provider to minimize Prozac withdrawl symptoms. Anyone discontinuing Prozac runs the risk of suffering from withdrawal symptoms.

Over 50 different symptoms have been reported with antidepressant withdrawal, with dizziness nausea, fatigue, headache, gait instability and insomnia the most common. The lucky ones will experience only minor Prozac withdrawal symptoms. They might even blame their Prozac withdrawal symptoms on the flu. For others, the Prozac withdrawal symptoms are debilitating.

Effexor, Paxil, Zoloft and Lexapro top the “Worst Offenders” list of withdrawal symptoms. Almost 80 percent of people experience withdrawal symptoms when discontinuing Effexor. At least half the people who stop using Paxil experience withdrawal symptoms. The newer medications Serzone, Wellbutrin and Remeron rarely produce withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal is most common with antidepressants that have a short half-life. A half-life is the amount of time it takes for half the drug to clear from your body. Effexor, tricyclics, MAOIs and most SSRIs all have the potential to cause withdrawal symptoms.

Of the SSRIs, Prozac generally causes the least amount of withdrawal symptoms because of its long half-life of two to four days. In comparison, Effexor has a half-life of about five hours. Effexor withdrawal symptoms can begin after missing a single dose.

Withdrawal Symptoms:
Anxiety
Dizziness
Fatigue
Restlessness
Tremors
Visual hallucinations
Diarrhea
Blurred vision
Headache
Insomnia
Nausea
Vomiting
Muscle and joint pain
Jolting electric "zaps”
Tingling sensations
Vertigo
Anorexia
Agitation
Gait disturbances
Sweating
Fever
Abdominal discomfort
Flu symptoms and general malaise
Irritability
Aggression
Lethargy
Weakness
Myalgia
Chills and hot flashes
Crying spells
Suicidal thoughts
Sleep disturbance and insomnia
Nightmares
Vivid dreams
Confusion
Memory and concentration difficulties

One particularly disturbing antidepressant withdrawal symptom is hallucinations. While working through the physical and emotional effects of Prozac withdrawl symptoms, hallucinations can make the sufferer feel as if they are going crazy. You are not going crazy. You unwittingly became hooked on a drug that your doctor, by prescribing it, told you was okay.

Like Celex, Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants, Deprex aids in the production, increase and release of serotonin. Unlike prescriptive antidepressant medications, Deprex is a non-prescriptive, all-natural “antidepressant” that provides the necessary dietary precursors to complement the body's own ability to produce and release Serotonin. Deprex also affects Norepinephrine activity while reducing Cortisol secretion. This natural rebalancing of brain biochemistry calms anxiety while easing depression - all without side effects.

Prozac can cause serious side effects. Weight gain and sexual dysfunction are common Prozac side effects. Less common but life threatening is the increased risk of suicide. Prozac has been linked to Parkinson’s Disease and drug-induced stuttering.

Do not stop taking Prozac without first talking to your doctor. Your doctor may need to gradually reduce the dose before stopping Prozac completely. Suddenly stopping Prozac may cause unpleasant and potentially serious side effects.

*This antidepressant drug information does not endorse Prozac, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible warnings, uses, precautions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse side effects of Prozac. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your health care provider or pharmacist. The information provided should not be construed to indicate that Prozac is safe, effective or appropriate.


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