Prozac 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).

Now Prozac is being marketed to our dogs under the trade name Reconcile to curb the anxiety from being left alone for long periods of time. The studies used to obtain approval for the drug stated that 30% of animals were found to have 'phobias' or 'fears', while 12% were found to have 'separation-related problems' when parted with their owner.

Eli Lilly, the U.S. manufacture, said: 'Treatment for companion animals is a relatively new area for us.' The UK recently approved Prozac for use in pets. Side effects of Reconcile include lethargy, reduced appetite, vomiting, shaking, diarrhea, restlessness, excessive barking, aggression and seizures.

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 Prozac 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. Prozac 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.



 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.


 In a new study, researchers found that bright light therapy was an effective treatment for MDD (Major Depressive Disorder), while Prozac did not prove better than Placebo.

Our team of experts utilizes slow taper schedules combined with all-natural Nutraceuticals to help ease Prozac Withdrawal. This is a low-cost solution with proven results.

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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 Prozac while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms.  Prozac 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.

If you'd like our assistance to taper Prozac please send our nonprofit a confidential inquiry, telephone tollfree 866.605.2333 or get started on our program today.

How Our Prozac Withdrawal Program Works:

 

  • Our non-profit team guides you every step of the way through your Prozac taper.
  • The Point of Return program includes nutraceuticals to help minimize Prozac withdrawal symptoms.
  • We identify possible interaction items so your Prozac withdrawal is more comfortable.
  • Instead of adding in other medications in an attempt to reduce Prozac withdrawal, we take an all-natural, non-drugging approach to addiction.
  • We utilize a slow tapering process with your physician.
  • Begin our program and start the process of escaping Prozac addiction.

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    DISLAIMER: *Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and must be done with their consent and support. More...

Prozac 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

 

Prozac 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 Prozac: (Fluoxetine, Fontex, Seromex, Seronil, Sarafem, Ladose, Fluctin, Fluox, Depress, Lova)

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    DISLAIMER: *Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and must be done with their consent and support. More...

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