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Are you currently taking Fluoxetine or have stopped taking it?
Fluoxetine should not be stopped abruptly because doing this can lead to discontinuation / withdrawal symptoms.
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I am assuming that you want to know whether or not you should stop Fluoxetine abruptly and the answer is that it is always better to taper it down instead of stopping it abruptly to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
You have mentioned that your GP want you to stop Fluoxetine without tapering?
In my view, it is better to taper down Fluoxetine.
In a patient who is taking 20 mg of Fluoxetine and want to stop it, we either reduce the dose to 10 mg, ask him or her to take it for 4-6 days followed by discontinuation. Since Fluoxetine has long half life so another possible way to taper down is to start taking 20 mg Fluoxetine every alternate day for 4-6 days followed by discontinuation.
You can discuss with your GP about both the methods.
I hope this helps.
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Hi it's making me feel unwell but don't know if this is just it getting into my surveyors not just unsure what to do. Sacred to come off it as I react quite badly taking or coming off meds . Do you think if I stay on it it will eventually work as I have only been on it three weeks
Into my system that was meant to say
Feel very unsure about medications and what they do to you
Could I still be having withdrawal from the citalopram
I'm still taking fluoxitine