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bcb1200
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So...I went off my20 mg of Prozac n Sunday. I have another month to fill bt the pharmacy was out and it was backordered.

Figured this was a sign that it was time. I should have never gone on in the first place. Before my lyme dx I was told my anxiety was due to depression. Thus the prozac. Now I know it was due to lyme / bart.

IKll keep you posted.

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Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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jkmom
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You might need to taper off. Prozac is supposed to be one of the easier ones to stop, but stopping an SSRI can cause withdrawal problems.
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Lymetoo
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Hope you can get off of it....but yes, I've always heard it had to be tapered.

Let's hope you can do it anyway!

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bcb1200
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My psycho-pharmacologist says Prozac doesn't need to be tapered off. It has a half life of 36 hours and I'm on a relatively low dose.

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Bite date ?
2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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17hens
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You have a "psycho-pharmacologist"?
You might want to consider finding a mentally stable pharmacologist... [Wink]

Seriously, hope all goes well with one less pill to pop!

I tried 2 different depression medications in the last 5 years and both, although very safe, helped for 2 months and then gave me anxiety and panic attacks (never had them before - very scary). I now know what caused my depression and with abx am back to myself (unless I'm herxing)!

Now I can see and appreciate the humor in life and enjoy it! [Big Grin]

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bit 4/09, diagnosed 1/10

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Cass A
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Good for you!!

If you have any trouble, some B-Complex might help!

Just goes to show that "depression" is a fake diagnosis. Depression is a SYMPTOM, not a disease!!

Hope you're on the road to recovery now!

Best,

Cass A

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Depression may be a symptom, but during the time you are treating the main cause (ie, the infection, whether it be Lyme or the many others), treating the depression may be absolutely necessary, even life-saving for some.

bcb1200 - I'm so glad to hear you are doing better and I wish you the best in getting off of the Prozac, I have heard that it is one of the easier ones to wean off of... in fact I was told by my NP, that when I was ready to go off of the Lexapro (another SSRI) the best way to do it, would be first to switch over to Prozac, then wean off of that.

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