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Hi: I am 60, female, ADD, highly stressed, slightly depressed and am gaining weight because of it. I get angry easily and little things set me off. I was prescribed 10 Mg of Fluoxetine and am terrifed to take it due to all the negative stories I read. I take 10 Mg methyphenidate once a day, Zopiclone to sleep and Ativan when required. I also get panic attacks and am terrified to get into elevators or small spaces. I have health anxiety too, due to sporatic heart palpitations that have me visiting the hospital ER every so often.I blink alot and have a facial twitch as well, both from being stressful, I am sure. If I had to stay on Fluoxetine for the rest of my life, I would be fine with that. Just reading what I wrote, I'm thinking, man, what a messed up person! LOL!! But that ADD brain had me being quiet a success for decades until recently, when I lost my home and business. I read so many negative stories about SSRI's and don't know if I should try this drug or not. My husband took Zyban for 4 months for smoking and he quit cold turkey without any side effects! What is the best way to quit Fluoxetine and when you quit, is it possible to have NO or FEW side effects? Again, if it worked well for me, I would hope to not consider quitting it. Thank you!
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