I have been on various anti depressants for the last 11 years, I'm currently on prozac, I tried to come off them before and I managed 6 months it was horrible, after about 2-3 months off the meds I started to experience physical and mental symptoms, shaking hands, pins and needles in hands, dry skin patches, depression, extreme fatigue, obsessive exercise routine, social phobia, hated body image, my periods completely stopped!, the list goes on. At the time I thought it was my body not being able to function without the drugs but doing a bit of research it sounds as tho it could be low thyroid. The doctor has given me a blood form for a thyroid function test and hormone test, he said that the test results won't be effected by the prozac I'm on (30mg), having read into it the active metabolites in prozac metabolise the thyroid hormones that are produced so this would surely interfere with the hormone amounts shown on test results??? Any help much appreciated as struggling with the prospect of going off prozac for at least 5 weeks for it to leave system before I get tested,
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