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So I had taken Prozac for a year since last August for social anxiety. Even though I didn't show severe anxiety traits, I decided to take it as an easy fix for my shy, awkwardness. I was never told about the withdrawal symptoms at the beginning so I didn't know what would be at stake once I stopped taking them.
So after a year of taking Prozac, I decided to taper off at the start of September. I felt that I wanted to be happy naturally rather than depend on a drug. I talked with my psychiatrist and was scheduled to taper off throughout the month of September and then I could completely stop taking it afterwards. So I did just that. During the month of October, I was fine. I realized this was because the Prozac was still floating in my system. However, when November came, I started to experience brain zaps, hot flashes, irritability, sweating, and insomnia. Sometimes I feel so antsy that I have to get up and do something. It's screwing me up but I know it's withdrawal symptoms, not the real me.
I'm afraid that these symptoms will last forever and I won't break free. I want to believe that the withdrawal phase is temporary but it's hard to do that when you're currently experiencing the symptom. For those who are coming off Prozac or have successfully survived the symptoms, what did you do to help you ease through it all? What was your experience taking this drug?
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