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Am new to the forums, so apologies if this topic has been brought up many times!
I am 30 and have been on 20mg Fluoxetine for around three years (before that, was on Citalopram for about five years). I cut down to 10 mg at the end of last year and completely quit two and a half months ago. Have been feeling very up and down and anxious and moody since then. I also cry a lot and feel pessimistic and generally feel hopeless about the future. There are brief interludes when I feel ok, but mainly I feel flat/anxious
SSRIs worked wonders for me (before them, I was often moody and prone to bouts of depression). I feel that the way I'm feeling now could just be who I am and that scares me. I wonder if there is a happier, SSRI-free me at the end of the tunnel or if I will always need to take SSRIs to feel adjusted and "normal"...
Perhaps from having gone through a similar experience, can anyone advise what I should do - i.e. stick with the withdrawal or reinstate a low dose of Fluoxetine? I should note that I did have some side-effects with SSRIs, such as low libido. I also want to hopefully have kids at some point and not sure I would want to take SSRIs while pregnant.
Thank you for any advice you can give me!
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