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Hello. I'm new here so, I don't know if i'm posting in the right thread.

Anyways. My doctor told me to stop taking paxil today. Stop it cold turkey, and take prozac tomorrow. That's what i'm doing. I'm going to switch from Paxil to Prozac in one day. My doctor said that the drugs are in the same family, so I shouldn't withdrawal. Because i'm on 40mgs of Paxil right now, and tomorrow I will take 40mgs of Prozac.

HOWEVER.

I have ocd, and i'm worrying about doing this. Do you think my doctor is right? I'm scared about withdrawling, but he said that if I did, it would only be mild.

If anybody here has ever went from Paxil to Prozac, I would LOVE to be able to talk to you and get some information. I'm just freaking out right now. I don't know if this is the right way to go off of paxil and start prozac.

But i'm going to follow the doctors orders. :confused:
Yes, I think your doctor is right.

Generally, switching from one SSRI to another does NOT cause withdrawal symptoms. I haven't switched paxil to prozac, but I have switched prozac to paxil and paxil to zoloft with no problems what-so-ever. I think you will be fine.

Good luck!
[QUOTE=index.html;3317327]Yes, I think your doctor is right.

Generally, switching from one SSRI to another does NOT cause withdrawal symptoms. I haven't switched paxil to prozac, but I have switched prozac to paxil and paxil to zoloft with no problems what-so-ever. I think you will be fine.

Good luck!


Thank you SO much. I am happy to hear that. :D
I switched from EFFEXOR to Paxil in one day with no problems.
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Anyways. My doctor told me to stop taking paxil today. Stop it cold turkey, and take prozac tomorrow. That's what i'm doing. I'm going to switch from Paxil to Prozac in one day. My doctor said that the drugs are in the same family, so I shouldn't withdrawal. Because i'm on 40mgs of Paxil right now, and tomorrow I will take 40mgs of Prozac.



The transition from Paxil to Prozac should be ok. Prozac stays in your system longer than most ad's. Switching from an ad like Paxil is smoother.