Hello everyone i took my first .5mg of fluoxetine why so low? Because i have a fear of throwing up. Could this method of easing up each week reduce the side effects of this medication? Especially the vomiting ?
Yeah definitely. A lot of side effects are because your gastrointestinal tract is lined with serotonin receptors. Which SSRIs act on. At first, the receptors aren’t used to the SSRI so they get really irritated. Then after a week or so, they get used to it. A taper helps you get used to it
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