No, some people need to reduce their dosage slowly to avoid discontinuation syndrome ~ with side effects similar to those experienced when starting the medication ~ nausea, headaches, *brain zaps*, etc.
I had to stop cold turkey due to an unrelated medical problem and had no problems at all, but some people apparently have a terrible time of it. Consult with your doctor before stopping.
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