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Snaefridhur 06-15-2007 09:17 AM

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) useful when withdrawing Seroxat (paro
 
xetine?

good morning

I read that fluoxetine is helpful then - you can change Seroxat into Prozac (it has much longer lifetime you know) and it makes the withdrawal easy. Quiting Seroxat cold turkey might be unpleasant although it does not have to.

Is it true? If not, what to do to make withdrawal easy? I's suggested to take it but I read withdrawal might be a bit hard for a few days! I do not want to have hard time withdrawing it so I ask.

regards

yeah_yeah_yeah 06-15-2007 10:47 AM

re: Is Prozac (fluoxetine) useful when withdrawing Seroxat (
 
I came off Seroxat cold turkey, I was fine.

But then I seem to not be bothered by having withdrawal. They are powerful psychoactive drugs, I dont expect them to have no effect so a little pain isnt so bad. Put it this way, I have had far worse hangovers than I have ever had withdrawal. Hangovers make me want to die. And puke.

Yep other meds can make withdrawal better, but then you're on another med, aren't you? Seems silly. Take the pain and get it over with.

Ross

Speak Easy 06-15-2007 11:40 AM

re: Is Prozac (fluoxetine) useful when withdrawing Seroxat (
 
It's best to not quit paroxetine (Paxil/Seroxat) cold-turkey. Instead, it's best to wean off of it slowly under the direct supervision of a doctor. Many people who try to stop cold-turkey will experience withdrawal symptoms, which will obviously be different for everyone, but in no way are they pleasant.

Caedmon 06-16-2007 09:01 PM

re: Is Prozac (fluoxetine) useful when withdrawing Seroxat (
 
Yes, this is often useful. Google "Prozac bridging strategy".

Snaefridhur 06-21-2007 09:47 AM

re: Is Prozac (fluoxetine) useful when withdrawing Seroxat (
 
It's good.

abdulr 07-22-2013 01:00 PM

Yes, it's pretty good to use Prozac as a bridge. But you should contact your doctor. some strange <a href="http://www.effectsofprozac.com">side effects of fluoxetine</a> are there specially for those who are trying to leave some sort of addiction.

Dylan2 07-22-2013 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snaefridhur (Post 343234)
Is it true? If not, what to do to make withdrawal easy? I's suggested to take it but I read withdrawal might be a bit hard for a few days!

Is it true? Probably.

Withdrawal from paroxetine would probably be hard for more than just a few days.

Edit: Just noticed this thread was created five years ago. I assume withdrawal normally lasts less than five years.


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