Our expert says:
Thanks for you good wishes, Susie. NO, don't stop the meds yet. Fluoxetine is an effective antidepressant, but all good experts recommend that with a depression, one should stay on such meds AFTER one has begun feeling well again, for a least 6 to 9 months, until the underlying chemical imbalances have more thoroughly sorted themselves out. THEN, you can stop them, if you're still feeling fine. Right now, you may still, feel OK after 3 days, partly because it takes a while for a Depression to come back again, and partly because Fluoxetine is the slowest of its family to get eliminated from the body, so there will still be some of it present in your system.
For the same reason, it is usually not necessary to sagger the withdrawal from Fluoxetine, as even if one stops abruptly ( as you did this time ) it tends to reduce gradually over several days.
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