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Re: HELP: will this all go away when the meds kick in?

Posted by SuzieWong on June 17, 2004, at 12:49:09

In reply to HELP: will this all go away when the meds kick in?, posted by tampagirl70 on June 17, 2004, at 8:57:06

I was on Celexa for nearly 5 years and decided to come off it by slowly tapering. That was a nightmare in itself but the discontinuation syndrome I suffered with badly and after a couple of months needed to take something to quell the anxiety. I'm disappointed with myself that I couldn't stand some of the symptoms and that I should have stuck it out for longer but I have a family and they need to come first.

Anyway, my doctor put my on a low dose of Prozac to deal with some of the withdrawal and I know exactly what you're saying about the side effects. I went through all sorts of brain changes which made me almost want to stop the Prozac aswell although I knew what the alternative was. I didn't sleep through the night for nearly 7 weeks, I had obsessive thoughts, I suffered with horrendous depression, new anxiety attacks like I had never experienced before, agitation and the feeling of wanting to escape from my skin or my head even. When I did sleep the nightmares were horrible and I ended up obsessing about those and being scared that they would really happen.

I've now been on the Prozac for 8 weeks and still have a few side effects but I think i've balanced out and it should only get better.

Try to remain persistent and remember that its the medication making these things happen to you....I needed to constantly remind myself of this because I thought I was going crazy (another obsession).

Good luck




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