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Fluoxetine Withdrawal and Tapering Help
Prozac (Fluoxetine) failed in clinical trials as an antihypertensive medication and again as an obesity drug. While it did not show improvement for patients hospitalized as psychotic and actually made some patients worse, Prozac found its home as an antidepressant after it improved the mood of five mildly depressed volunteers. It was then launched as an antidepressant in 1988 and was responsible for more than one-quarter of Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical’s income. The marketing strategy of providing a cure for an illness was born by Interbrand, the world’s leading branding company (Microsoft, Nikon, Nintendo, Sony) and the name Prozac was chosen because it was short and had a positive and professional sound. Lilly printed 8 million brochures highlighting the symptoms of depression with a treatment option and patients began asking for the drug by name. It was the success of Prozac that created the market with similar antidepressants called SSRIs (Selective Serotonin-Reuptake Inhibitors).
Prozac (Fluoxetine) erased the stigma of depression but brought with it a movement to advertise depression and provide drugs to treat it. In 2001 Prozac lost its patent protection and Eli Lilly lost $35 million of its market value as generic versions were released.
Fluoxetine (Prozac) targets Serotonin, the neurotransmitter found primarily in the gastrointestinal tract, blood platelets and central nervous system, and is thought to contribute to feelings of happiness. Serotonin is critical in the regulation of mood, appetite and sleep patterns, but also used in memory and learning. The widespread function of Serotonin helps to explain the extensive list of side effects and the Prozac Discontinuation Syndrome (withdrawal).
When Serotonin is released from the sending nerve cell, the leftover Serotonin is normally reabsorbed, but Fluoxetine blocks this reabsorption, causing the neurons to steep in Serotonin for longer periods of time then they were designed for. This increase in Serotonin is also what leads to the long list of side effects. Fluoxetine also blocks the sensor that tells the cell when enough Serotonin has been produced, causing a release of even more Serotonin and this constant state of Serotonin release is why the Adrenal Glands fatigue as well as other systems of the body.
Fluoxetine (Prozac)has the longest half-life of any antidepressant, meaning it stays in the body for an extended period of time. Many patients do not realize they are in withdrawal as the symptoms may appear weeks after stopping the drug. A gradual taper is recommended yet many still find the symptoms too challenging and need assistance.
Our team of experts utilizes slow taper schedules combined with all-natural Nutraceuticals to ease Fluoxetine Withdrawal. This is a low-cost solution with proven results.
Our non-profit company has assisted people in 73 countries. We can also help you.
If you'd like our assistance to taper Fluoxetine please send our nonprofit a confidential inquiry, telephone tollfree 866.605.2333 or get started on our program today.
How Point of Return can Help You
The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Fluoxetine while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to ease symptoms. Fluoxetine is dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering.
We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.
How Our Fluoxetine Withdrawal Program Works:
- Our non-profit team guides you every step of the way through your Fluoxetine taper.
- The Point of Return program includes nutraceuticals to help minimize Fluoxetine withdrawal symptoms.
- We eliminate possible interaction items so your Fluoxetine withdrawal is more comfortable.
- Instead of adding in other medications in an attempt to reduce withdrawal, we take an all-natural, non-drugging approach to addiction.
- Begin our program and start the process of escaping Fluoxetine addiction.
Included in Your Fluoxetine Withdrawal Program
*nutraceuticals are used throughout the taper
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Fluoxetine Withdrawal Symptoms May Include:
shaking, confusion, dizziness, sweating, severe headache, insomnia, anxiety, burning or tingling sensations around the body, brain zaps / brain shivers, vertigo, lightheadedness, rushing noise in the head, agitation, negative, tearful, concentration problem, tremors, diarrhea, vomiting, reduced appetite, nightmares, excessive dreaming, gastrointestinal issues
Fluoxetine Side Effects May Include:
abnormal dreams, abnormal ejaculation, abnormal vision, anxiety, diminished sex drive, dizziness, dry mouth, flu-like symptoms, flushing, gas, headache, impotence, insomnia, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, nervousness, rash, sinusitis, sleepiness, sore throat, sweating, tremors, upset stomach, vomiting, weakness, yawning, abnormal taste, agitation, bleeding problems, chills, confusion, ear pain, emotional instability, fever, frequent urination, high blood pressure, increased appetite, loss of memory, palpitations, ringing in the ears, sleep disorders, weight gain,
Double-blind controlled studies indicate that 35-78% of patients after five weeks or more of treatment who abruptly stop antidepressants or titrate in 10mg increments or more, will develop one of more of the discontinuation symptoms that can range from mild-moderate discomfort to extremely distressing. The duration of symptoms can vary in time between individuals and can include the following symptoms:
Dizziness, Vertigo, Lightheadedness, Lightheadedness, Difficulty walking, Nausea / vomiting, Fatigue, Headaches, Insomnia, Shock-like sensations, Parathesia (skin crawling, burning or prickling), Visual disturbances, Muscle pain, chills
Other Names for Fluoxetine: (Prozac, Fontex, Seromex, Seronil, Sarafem, Ladose, Fluctin, Fluox, Depress, Lova)
People We've Helped
" It worked a miracle in my life! This program is the best out there it covers everything. Thank you POR…from the bottom of my heart you helped me achieve my dream! "-Kelly M., (Montana) Prozac (Fluoxetine), Trazodone (Desyrel)
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