Also what should be expected if medication is stopped cold turkey?
Fortunately, Prozac is one of the slower antidepressants to leave the body taking about two weeks. As the medicine decreases you may feel some light headedness, diarrhea, headache, especially since you are at a higher dose. Would be best to taper off the medication slowly overtime so to avoid any discomfort.
Why would you want to do this "cold turkey?" I assume you're under a Dr's care and can discuss alternatives. Are you troubled by side effects?
I think you would find it to be an extremely uncomfortable experience to suddenly discontinue this drug and it could be very dangerous as well.
You could feel worse than you did before starting the med-return of sévère depression, mood swings, anger, hopelessness, insomnia, fatige, confused thoughts.
Please don't discontinue it with out médical supervision. Let us know more about what's bothering you. There are many knowledgable people here who can help.
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