So I just started Prozac again, at 20mg. I’ve been off and on of it for the past two years. I was very anxious and depressed before asking my doctor about restarting the medicines, however, I am starting to feel NUMB. I remember when I was on it I felt secondary emotions. Like I knew I was happy, but couldn’t fully feel it. I have come to the conclusion that I’d rather have a full range of intense emotions than feeling numb and would like to stop my medicines. My question is if it’s safe to stop now, after only five days of taking 20 mg? I’m not here to hear everybody say “give it time!” Or talk to a doctor!” I’ve heard it all, and I’ve been on this med before. I went on the medicines too quickly and would rather try meditation and yoga before going back on.
Can you back down to 10 mg for a couple of days before discontinuing completely?
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