I'm just providing a quick update regarding my battle to come off fluoxetine.
So that I don't bore you with the history - please see my profile/bio for context.
Since August I have been withdrawing from fluoxetine using the fluid where 2.5ml = 1mg of fluoxetine. The plan is to withdraw 1mg per month until I'm finally freeeee (after 20 months).
Sooo all has been fine until now when I've reached 16mg (4ml) per day. I haven't slept since Sunday pm and its Thu pm now. The insomnia is awful in that I simply cannot fall asleep....I'm not worrying about anything, I'm tired......but I simply don't drop off! These are precisely the symptoms I experienced when trying the skip one/two/three day strategies.
I contacted my GP today and she wants to check my thyroid (as I'm hyothyroid and hypogonad too) just to double check that is not causing the issue. Her Psychiatrist friend, who is advising her on how to withdraw me from fluoxetine, has said that he would like to take on my case if we cannot hole it. So, if the thyroid is okay then it looks like I'll be reviewing my withdrawal strategy with him....which is fair enough as he has more expertise in this area.
So that I can sleep over the weekend, I asked the doc for some Zopiclone which she has given me......so will use as last resort.
I'd be interested in any comments or suggestions regarding withdrawing from this SSRI.
Onwards and upwards! :)
Edited by jwho_02, 01 December 2011 - 04:25 PM.