So my constipation from clomipramine never let up after diet changes and dose reduction, so last week, my pdoc discontinued my clomipramine and left me on a low dose of fluoxetine (10mg). 3 days after the clomipramine was discontinued (from 25mg), I've been hit with anxiety, brain zaps, mood lability, and flu-like symptoms (body aches, chills, nausea). It's now been a week since they've started. Sleep has been lighter, but okay.
I was under the impression that the fluoxetine would cover the loss of the clomipramine, so can this still be discontinuation syndrome? Or a resumption of my initial problem? If it is discontinuation, how long should this last?
I understand that fluoxetine can take a while to stabilize. I'm currently on week 3 (4 in 3 days). Can it also be that?