Side effects from stopping prozac 20 mg cold turkey?

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Side effects from stopping prozac 20 mg cold turkey?
I was prescribed Prozac in June and I am now wanting off them so I did so on my own. Three days ago I just stopped taking Prozac 20 mg. Will I have side effects from this because I was only on this medication for 5-6 months. If so, what kind of side effects could I see? and how long do they last? Cindy: What do you mean by the "zapping"?
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Headaches, nausea, dizziness, feeling like there's a zapping feeling in your head, depression or sometimes mania. Lasted a good few weeks when I did it.
It's never a good idea to go off your medication without a doctor's supervision. My daughter had headaches and was nauseated when she went off it; but it can vary with different people.
You should never abruptly stop taking any kind of medication without the help of your doctor who can wean you off of it without any problems. You can get a professional answer that you won't get on this site by calling the pharmacist who fills your prescriptions. He knows more about all medications than doctors.
Hey,I saw your question and just thought I should tell you that I am in a group that deals with situations like these.One of the many things I found out from this group is that there are actually no medical tests for mental health disorders.Mental disorders are diagnosed by a list of behaviors and feelings.No objective medical tests exist that can detect a mental disorder-no blood test,no brain scan,no chemical imbalance test.If you want to find out more you can go to our website(www.cchrflorida.org) or email back.


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