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#1 Darz456



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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:17 AM

Hi more help needed from you guys if possible . I have been tapering my 20 mg fluoxetine capsules for 3 months but whenever i get down to 60mg per week ie taking one capsule then missing two days taking another withdrawal symtoms kick in .

I know its possible to withdraw this way as others have done it but i cant seem to !

I have been on fluoxetine for a long time 16 years to be precise and maybe this is the problem i have with withdraw

when i got down to 3 capsules per week after 4 weeks i felt snappy and very very irratible also my depression returned but not anything major just felt really down .

advice welcome thanks



#2 AquaViolet


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

Hi Darren. It is very important that you taper off any medication under the supervision of your doctor.
Please discuss this with him/her.
Best wishes.


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