Our expert says:
Firstly, iots never wise to stop such meds without doing so on the direct advice of your shrink or prescribing doc. From what you say, it sounds as though your doc has approved and has suggested a regime for gradually reducing the dosage. If annoying symptoms still arise, then slow down the changes --- if you were OK on half a pill a day, and started feeling wobbly on half every second day, go back to half a day for a week, then half for 2 days out of 3, for a week or so, then try the half alternate days.
One prozac tab won't solve anything --- the difference would be, presumably, that it is more slowly eliminated than Paxil, and MIGHT relieve the symptoms temporarily and then give you a more gradual withdrawal, but I haven't seen this work. Most of these drugs can turn up in breast milk, though they vary in whether this is in a significant quantity. Paxil and Prozac and Zoloft seem probably OK, from data collected. Though some of the drug reaches the child, there have been no reports of adverse effects from the small amounts involved.
Almost all ADs can have SOME of the people who take them, gain weight ; but temporarily gaining weight is much safer than having untreated depression.
Maybe re-discuss this with your prescribing doc, as he presumably knows your condition and drug responses best of all
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