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its me again- so I am 11 days off of Prozac (after only being on 3 days) and still have severe anxiety and restlessness. Starting the Prozac, I felt fine day 1 and 2, but by day 3, I had the most severe anxiety and restlessness of my entire life and got off of it. I didn't eat or sleep for 3 days and feel like I am going crazy. anyone experience this with Prozac.

I know symptoms can be bad initially, but this was unbearable. Its not as bad, but still around. any advice, please? :-(

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    Hello Jill

    I have stopped my Prozac and Abilify about 3 weeks ago. Both of these drugs have long half lives.  So far I have been pretty good and actually feel better without taking these drugs. I was on them for 18 years. I would not

    Knock antidepressant drugs or psychotropics for that matter but out

    Of the 18 years of taking them they have done more harm

    Than good.  The first five years on antidepressants, I felt did help

    Me immensely but after that I started gaining weight. Not just a few pounds either, I’m talking over 100 pounds. My

    Advice to you would be try and stick it

    Out with out the medication.  Go to therapy on a consistent basis. There are alternatives. Hope you start to feel better. Good luck!

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    Jill did your doc give you something else on the side to help you with the side effects?
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