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Prozac 20mg cold turkey

Hey guys,

So due to having constant muscle spasms in various areas of my body, and psychosomatic physical reactions in my head such as pins and needles and etc, I contacted the community mental health team.

I was on 10mg of Citalopram initially, then 15mg of. Mirtazapine and finally 20mg of. Prozac for at least 6 weeks now.

I've had adverse physical reactions to all of the above, muscle spasms being the major one.

They told me to come off the medication cold turkey when I described the physical manifestations of my anxiety, I stopped taking it yesterday and today is me second day off it.

I'm just a bit scared as to how I might feel in the near future? My nausea was very bad again this morning and muscle twitching was severe last night and this Morning.

Unfortunately the triggers seem to be pretty much anything I think or do even normal. Thoughts as I've mentioned in detail in a previous post.

Before this I had a lot. Of head pressure and neck tension and panic attacks pretty much daily but no. Muscle twitching or pins and needles or constant ringing ears etc.

I just feel like whatever route I take right now isn't helping and feel scared about how I'm ever going to get out of this.

Will I improve coming off medication? Most. People tell me I will and that my side effects have been pretty severe.

I imagine my panic attacks will return, I'm just frightened right now altogether really.

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Hi Richy 626

Sounds like your having a real tough time at the moment, it's good that your being advised by the health professionals, I think it may take a little time for your body to adjust and settle down from the medication and side effects, hang in there and allow time to pass, in the meantime check out David Daish videos on youtube, he was recommended to me recently, I listened to him last night and all I can say is, "amazing comfort" plus he has the most relaxing voice I've ever heard, give it a try, it might help relax and reassure you during this difficult time. Wishing you well.and remember, there's many fellow sufferers here, your not alone, we hear you xxxx

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Thanks, I just wish I knew what I was really afraid of, it used to be about looking up at things because I was at Thorpe Park looking up at stealth when I had one, it got to such a stage I was worried I was afraid of the sky.

Then it became about everything my mind does think, imagine, remember etc, even bizzare things make me react physically like thinking "I'm a flower" I know on no level that's true and I'm not mad so why do I react in fear to all. These things? Can somebody shed any light on what I'm really afraid of?


Mindfullness, meditation, hypnosis, relaxation techniques, progressive muscular relaxation and all that stuff. No side effects!

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Hi Goldfish, I don't know if Mindfulness is something new because I had never heard of it until I came to this forum. What is the difference between that and all the other techniques including imagery? Maybe I missed something along the way. Hope you are well.


It's ancient Buddhist type thinking. You'll find lots about it if you google it. Jon Kabat zinn and mark Williams books are good

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Thank you so much


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