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Old 03-09-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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discontinuing Luvox - advice, please, those who have done it

Hello everyone,

I am going to stop taking Luvox (with doctor). I was on 100 mg, have gone to 75 now for a few days. I find myself awfully tired and somewhat nauseous.

If anyone's come off this drug, could you mention what you went through, for about how long, in the withdrawal? I know Luvox is short-acting, but I hope it's not as bad as Paxil.

Thanks so much.

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Old 03-10-2008, 12:56 PM   #2
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Re: discontinuing Luvox - advice, please, those who have done it

Hi Seaturtle

I started Luvox and stopped in three days..I was on 100mg..

I felt "funny" on them, like "not really here" or something..Plus I felt so ill on them..I was afraid to go to sleep for fear of vomiting in my sleep..I couldn't see myself living that way..Between feeling ill and "not feeling like me" I stopped without telling my doctor..I felt better with 24 of stopping them too, no after side effects for me...

Old 03-10-2008, 07:40 PM   #3
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Re: discontinuing Luvox - advice, please, those who have done it

I discontinued Luvox in the past, 1x on my own and 1x with Dr. approval....both times, I had depression...not to scare you but that is when I was DX with depression as well.....good luck...are they going to prescribe you another medication?

Old 03-10-2008, 09:58 PM   #4
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Re: discontinuing Luvox - advice, please, those who have done it

Hi, purplegirl,

I'm already on Wellbutrin and Lamictal; Lamictal is an anti-convulsant/mood stabilizer, which has almost rid me of migraines! It's also an antidepressant.
They want to try to get me off the Luvox and increase the Lamictal.

I've had four days with the decrease in Luvox, and I am sooo tired, sleeping a great deal, just awful fatigue. Did you have anything like this?

Also, if you would, could you tell me if the depression kept up when you d/c'd, or if it went away with time?

Thanks again, and by the way, how have you been???



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