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So i decided i’m going to start keeping track of my symptoms through my fluoxetine (prozac) withdrawal process. I have decided to stop cold turkey regardless of all the reviews and opinions on forums, WebMD, etc. i was the closest to suicide that I have ever been the other night and i realized it has been like this for quite some time now. I realized that my suicidal thoughts were getting worse and I don’t know if the medicine just never really worked, or stopped working, or what. I’ve had major depression since I was 15 and I used to self harm everyday. Being on Prozac did not help with this. maybe at first, but not for long. i continued to self harm and almost took my life the other night. SO this is why i decided to stop cold turkey because i believe i am strong and can handle it, and i’ve always kind of just did my own thing with medications before consulting a doctor. also, i can’t get in to see him again for 3 months, and i don’t have the patience for that.
For example, I was on propranolol for 6 months and it made me VERY SICK. it was supposed to treat migraines or prevent them but ended up giving me all the things it was supposed to HELP with (chest pain, arrhythmia, abdominal pain, etc) so i went off this cold turkey back in May of this year. It was a nasty withdrawal process but i turned out just fine and feel much better off of it.
I apologize this is so long but this time around i’m tracking day by day symptoms that stand out the most and cause me the most pain for ANYONE to reference if they decide to stop Prozac cold turkey as well. I will continue to update this as I go!
- as a side note, i am also on 0.5mg of clonazepam twice a day, as well as temazepam at night for my insomnia so my withdrawal may not be as severe as someone who’s taking JUST Prozac. REMEMBER EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT IN THE WAY IT AFFECTS US!!!
10/17/17 - first day
day 1: SEVERE headache
day 2: upset stomach, nauseous, diarrhea, muscle aches, sleep disturbances
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