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Hello long story short I am a 16 year old girl who recently has been undergoing treatment for anxiety and mild depressive episodes. It was debilitating but after a few months I was feeling a lot better.
After I eliminated my anxiety almost everything went away and I thought maybe I didn't need the medication. In fact I even questioned if the meds did anything at all so I slowly weanew off of it. In 3 weeks I tapered off and I thought it would be easier to get off mainly because it was only 10 mg of Prozac the doctors told me it was a whiff of a dose.
I did not even consult her and decided to get off of it. Well after about 2 weeks I started to feel tired but wired with some little anxiety symptoms yet my mind was calm then there were a few days where I was just worried and jittery for no reason. Now this week I've noticed I've been more apathetic, moody and irritable (mild symptoms of depression) towards things and always feel a bit tired. I find this behaviour odd because it is not fed by my anxiety like it was before and this low mood is just coming out of nowhere. I am easily annoyed now and my biggest concern is if this medication has just altered my brain or reignited some new symptoms that I would have to live with forever unless I take this "non-habit forming my ass" prozac.
It has been almost a month. I would understand being more tired because Prozac is known for being a more energetic AD so obviously leaving my system would make me feel more tired but the other things are odd. Is it some kind of withdrawal or relapse that I am having? Any advice? The symptoms are manageable I'm just scared it will get worse or I'll never be the same.
But before all this I was doing good if anyone needs help or tips on overcoming depression and anxiety message me!
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