Our expert says:
I'm wondering why you went off the drug for 10 weeks, and then why you started again. One should not stop medications without discussing this plan with your doctor, who will explore with you both whether it is wise to do so ( stopping an effective antidepressant too soon may well lead to the depression returning ) and if so, will give advice on how best to stop. With many such drugs, it's wise, WHEN it is necessary to stop, to do so gradually rather than immediately and totally.
One may indeed experience symptoms such as you describe after suddent stopping of many antidepressants. After one resumes the dose these symptoms usually go away within days. Of course, you might also just coincidentally happen to have flu !
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