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What's your experience stopping antidepressants? #prozac #Depression #Fluoxetine

Hey, I've been in a good place lately and I've been thinking about quitting my #Antidepressants
I'm pretty sure I'm having some side effects to the medication and I've been thinking about quitting for 4 years. I'm just scared to try. The what ifs and all.
If you have any experience in quitting to take antidepressants, please share! Or any info at all about it

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So I don't know if anyone else feels this but I'm depressed and am on antidepressants but I'm sad because I have to take a pill every day to feel okay. Like I fully have a melt down whenever I take my meds. Any suggestions on how to feel better even the slightest?

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what is/was your experience with prozac?

hi friends!
I was just prescribed 10mg of fluoxetine (Prozac) for the first time and I’m excited/nervous. Excited because I’m so ready to stabilize my mood/ feel less depressed and anxious. Nervous because I’m afraid of adverse side-effects or it just not working. I’d LOVE to know what experiences you’ve had with it. thanks in advance!! #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Y  #BPD #Depression #Anxiety #Fluoxetine #prozac

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Is this supposed to be #Medication that someone suffering from #Depression can afford?

<p>Is this supposed to be <a class="tm-topic-link ugc-topic" title="medication" href="/topic/medication/" data-id="5b23ce9a00553f33fe99758f" data-name="medication" aria-label="hashtag medication">#Medication</a> that someone suffering from <a class="tm-topic-link mighty-topic" title="Depression" href="/topic/depression/" data-id="5b23ce7600553f33fe991123" data-name="Depression" aria-label="hashtag Depression">#Depression</a> can afford?</p>
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should I stop taking my meds? #Fluoxetine

I have been on a standard dose for well over a year. since working abroad I have been really happy then really sad and now just up and down. I have been drinking alcohol socially a lot but recently stop to see if my meds started working again. I am still up and down and only had one drink in the last 6 weeks. should I just stop alcohol or my meds? not sure what to do just now. a neighbor got broken into yesterday in the day time and I have been on edge and anxious and unhappy since. do I just wait a few days before I make any decisions. don't feel Christmas at all.

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stomach ulcer from SSRI medication

I've been on fluoxetine for almost 6 years and this year I've been rushed to hospital twice with severe stomach pains that lead to me fainting and vomiting like mad. Doctors said it could be a stomach ulcer but they wouldn't put money on it. I've looked up the symptoms and I have a lot of them. I'm waiting to be referred for a endoscopy but I'm worrying myself sick that the pain will come back again. It's the most horrendus pain I've ever felt. Like uncontrollable screaming out loud pain.
Does anyone else have a stomach ulcer from taking long term medication? #stomachulcer #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #Fibromyalgia #Depression #Fluoxetine

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I think alcohol is stopping my meds from working but I am finding it hard not to drink anything when in social occasions. The social aspect I find nessesary for my mental health from time to time. Do you know if there is an amount of alcohol or time between drinking that will stop this being an issue or do I just need to experiment with these variables or do I need to avoid alcohol altogether?

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Does anyone have strange side effects to #Fluoxetine ?

For the past six months I have felt like my health has taken a huge downturn. My depression has been the worst ever, and the Doc upped my dosage. I also have become borderline diabetic over the past 6 months and cholesterol is shooting up. I find that my legs twitch at night, and I clench my jaw when trying to sleep. Lately I feel like
I have blurry vision. I have been on this for about 3 years now.
I also take adderall, 20 mg long acting. Help! #Fluoxetine