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I take luvox for depression which an SSRI as I'm sure you

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Hello, I take luvox for depression which an SSRI as I'm sure you know, along with lamictal for my seizures. Recently, I stopped taking the luvox in a cold turkey sort of fasion, however, I am back on the luvox now. Am I at risk for a seizure if I do something like what I did? thanks!
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how much luvox were / are you taking?

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
300mg daily

would be rare to have a seizure from stopping abruptly. usually people have agitation, nausea, irritability and difficulty sleeping.

However, if you have a prior seizure history, it could potentially trigger one of your seizures.

Does that make sense?

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
also noteworthy that I am only taking 100 mg a day right now, getting back on it slowly

yes, would recommend tapering back up as well since it would be better tolerated.

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
Thanks so much for your answer. Yes, I do have prior siezure history...it was a dumb move and I'm just wondering what the repercussions could entail. Thanks for your five star help

You’re welcome and glad to be able to help you today!

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