as far as the drs. advice goes, i feel that it is too quick a taper. i am on 30mg 2x daily & the doc, said to go to 30mg 1x a day for 7 days then to 0mg for 7 days 7 then start on the prozac.
i told her that i think that is too quick a taper & i rather do 30mg for 7 days, then 15mg for 7 days & then 0mg for a week, then on prozac. she said that would be even better, but that i would be without a therapeutic dose for longer than she would initially suggest, as the prozac will take a while to get up to a therapeutic dose on that med.
my thinking = of course she's not going to suggest 15mgs. because that means i would be splitting my pills myself, as 20mg is the lowest - which i don't have.
anyway, i don't know if I am having withdrawals as i had a couple of headaches this week, but it could also be because i was undereating a bit.
let me know if you have any other questions or comments & thank you for your time...
mini-background: i've been suffering with depression since high school. was on paxil for years, then weaned myself off. a few years later, started paxil again, then switched to Cymbalta 2 years ago at 30mgs 1x a day - increased about 6 months ago to 30 mgs 2x a day. now, i am feeling that my OCD has increased & that my depression is still the same even after the increased dosage. i have been researching fluoxetine's effects on depression & ocd & i think it's time for a change & my doc agreed immediately.