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« on: March 02, 2014, 12:45:49 AM »
I stopped taking Prozac for about a month, I didn't think it was working until I started feeling even worse. I restarted it a couple weeks ago and the anxiety and my ocd thoughts have been so much worse. I remember an increase but never this bad. Say advice?
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Re: Prozac
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2014, 02:05:15 AM »
I stopped taking Prozac for about a month, I didn't think it was working until I started feeling even worse.

Prozac has a very long half-life so some of your symptoms may have been the beginning of withdrawal. You should never quit any antidepressant 'cold-turkey.'

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I restarted it a couple weeks ago and the anxiety and my ocd thoughts have been so much worse. I remember an increase but never this bad.

The initial side-effects of restarting antidepressants are often worse than the first time and they may become progressively worse with each discontinuation-restart cycle. You may also need to take a higher dose to achieve previous levels of control.

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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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