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Tapering off prozac
« on: July 05, 2014, 11:27:32 PM »
I've taken prozac 10 mg for a month now. It's gives me  headache all day and I even wake
Up with headaches. I'm not going to take it anymore. How do I taper off?
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Re: Tapering off prozac
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014, 11:56:29 PM »
I've taken prozac 10 mg for a month now. It's gives me  headache all day and I even wake
Up with headaches. I'm not going to take it anymore. How do I taper off?

It is a small dose and you haven't been on it long so you can just stop. However, if you're planning on trying another SSRI then it would be better to do an overnight switch so you retain some of the benefits of having been on Prozac. BTW-it has a very long half-life so the headaches may continue for a few days.

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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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Re: Tapering off prozac
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2014, 01:58:51 PM »
Thanks for the advice :)
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