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Offline Lewisrowezer

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I was diagnosed of GAD a few years ago. I'm 16 years old and have been toying with my medication recently. I went cold turkey a few months ago on 20mg of prozac which wasn't a good idea. Since then Iv'e been suffering from these sinking type feelings, I can't sit still. I can't really escape the sensations. It's like i'm really spaced out and my head feels really weird - I don't feel here. It's hard to explain :( I just can't sit still and relax, its so uncomfortable. I'm getting strange thoughts and stuff. I actually recently got put back onto the tablets by my doctor and I'm a few weeks in. I'm sorry if this is hard to understand, I'm feeling on edge and I can't quite word everything.
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Re: Sinking Dizziness, Spaced out and Tingling brain like feeling?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 12:35:20 PM »
Hi Lewis...

Your post was very clear; you did a good job of writing it out.

The symptoms that you are experiencing certainly sound like anxiety (GAD).  Yes, it was probably not a good idea that you went off your Prozac, anti-depressant.  I'm not certain how long you were on it, but the minimum length of time one should stay on an anti-depressant is one year.  And of course it is best to talk with your doctor about discontinuing any medication, and if it is okay with your physician, one should slowly taper down the dose of any anti-depressant.

Unfortunately, anxiety disorders/panic attacks/depression are often times chronic conditions, Lewis, requiring continuous, lifelong treatment, no different than a diabetic who requires insulin to maintain their quality of health.  Also, starting and stopping anti-depressants is not a good idea as they can lose their effectiveness over time.

Glad to hear that you are back on the Prozac.  Give it time to work.

The very best to you, Lewis!...  Chuck :grinning-smiley-003:
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