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#121 invalidusername

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 04:57 PM

'nuff said...!


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 12:14 PM

If you want to consider that Kmrek I would recommend Zoloft, Lexapro or Prozac. The problem is that it takes 4 to 8 weeks for one to kick in so the dr has to take a wild guess on how much to start with and hope it isn't overkill.

Isn't Prozac also a nightmare to get off? I thought I heard that somewhere.

 

I sure hate the idea of needing meds my whole life and playing this guessing game of what will work :(


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 12:33 PM

Prozac has the longest half life of all the ssri/snri and is generally considered the easiest to wean off of. You may be thinking of Paxil which can be a monster to withdraw from.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 03:18 PM

Everyone will have their own tale to tell. If someone has only ever been on Prozac and came off too soon, then that would be a nightmare, but as Hat said, it is generally considered easier... providing the withdrawal is undertaken sensibly of course.

 

I wish I had an answer for you regarding the AD's. I am not even giving myself that choice at the moment. Any change of dose/drug and I will go back... even further than I am. It sure is tough, but we're all here with you....


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Posted Yesterday, 07:48 PM

Been a decent couple days. Manageable brain whooshes. Anxiety better with some stretching and exercising in the morning. My heart still beats very fast most of the time, and I wake up feeling like there's an elephant on my chest trying to suffocate me. But the anxiety hasn't been too crippling. 


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Posted Yesterday, 10:14 PM

Have you thought of having your elephant checked. It could be something else.
So glad that the anxiety is down.



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