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Fluoxetine Withdrawal and Tapering Help

Fluoxetine has a long half-life, or the time it takes to exit the body.  In 4-6 days approximately half is out but it can take 25-30 days for the drug to leave, and often the discontinuation symptoms are not recognized as withdrawal.  Slow tapering is recommended for this medication. Our NonProfit has been helping people withdraw safely for over 14 Years. Contact the Prescription Drug Experts for help.

Fluoxetine (Prozac) targets Serotonin, the neurotransmitter found primarily in the gastrointestinal tract, blood platelets and central nervous system, and is thought to contribute to feelings of happiness. Serotonin is critical in the regulation of mood, appetite and sleep patterns, but also used in memory and learning. The widespread function of Serotonin helps to explain the extensive list of side effects and the Prozac Discontinuation Syndrome (withdrawal). Fluoxetine (Prozac) has the longest half-life of any antidepressant, meaning it stays in the body for an extended period of time. Many patients do not realize they are in withdrawal as the symptoms may appear weeks after stopping the drug. A gradual taper is recommended. Contact Us if you need help tapering off of Fluoxetine or have questions.

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Real Results for Fluoxetine Withdrawal

The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Fluoxetine while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. We eliminate Interaction items to help make Fluoxetine withdrawal more comfortable. Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Fluoxetine correctly.  The success of our program over the past 14 years is due to our unmatched service and unique mentoring approach. Fluoxetine can be dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering. Read program FAQ page.

We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.

We've helped people in 76 counties and in all 50 states of the USA

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I have found that if you work the Point of Return program that it will work for you.  The results are there if you do your part and work the program. I strongly recommend Point of Return to others.  more...

Rachel (Canada) Prozac

Thank you Point of Return for all of your patience and kindness. We in a fragile state need your extra kindness. You are so professional and such a well-run company. Thank you for all you have done for me.

Betty (Utah) Prozac

For those currently struggling, try the program.  Give the Point of Return team a call or email.  Also, find faith to help you through.  If you are a Christian, cling to Jesus!

Eric (New Hampshire) Prozac

Key Components of Our In-Home Program

  • Skilled Experts in Prescription Drugs guiding you throughout the process.
  • Professional, kind mentoring
  • Assessment at the onset to determine taper rates, potential interactions, etc.
  • *Nutraceuticals specially formulated to ease symptoms, these are utilized throughout the whole process
  • Unlike herbs and many vitamins, our nutraceuticals will not interact with any medications
  • Information, advice and direction
  • 24/7 discussion board with encouraging members and knowledgeable mentors
  • Email and phone access at no charge
  • Recommendations for addressing symptoms such as gut problems, headaches, pain, etc.
  • Experienced team of committed experts with over 14 years experience
  • Every person at Point of Return has a personal story with these drugs. You are never alone

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Side Effects May Include

abnormal dreams, abnormal ejaculation, abnormal vision, anxiety, diminished sex drive, dizziness, dry mouth, flu-like symptoms, flushing, gas, headache, impotence, insomnia, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, nervousness, rash, sinusitis, sleepiness, sore throat, sweating, tremors, upset stomach, vomiting, weakness, yawning, abnormal taste, agitation, bleeding problems, chills, confusion, ear pain, emotional instability, fever, frequent urination, high blood pressure, increased appetite, loss of memory, palpitations, ringing in the ears, sleep disorders, weight gain

Withdrawal Symptoms May Include

shaking, confusion, dizziness, sweating, severe headache, insomnia, anxiety, burning or tingling sensations around the body, brain zaps / brain shivers, vertigo, lightheadedness, rushing noise in the head, agitation, negative, tearful, concentration problem, tremors, diarrhea, vomiting, reduced appetite, nightmares, excessive dreaming, gastrointestinal issues

Double-blind controlled studies indicate that 35-78% of patients after five weeks or more of treatment who abruptly stop antidepressants or titrate in 10mg increments or more, will develop one of more of the discontinuation symptoms that can range from mild-moderate discomfort to extremely distressing. The duration of symptoms can vary in time between individuals and can include the following symptoms:

Dizziness, Vertigo, Lightheadedness, Lightheadedness, Difficulty walking, Nausea / vomiting, Fatigue, Headaches, Insomnia, Shock-like sensations, Parathesia (skin crawling, burning or prickling), Visual disturbances, Muscle pain, chills

Break Free Today

At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 14 years helping people wean off Fluoxetine correctly. With customized taper rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to control your symptoms and properly come off Fluoxetine, once and for all, from the comfort of your home. Read program FAQ page.

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" For me this program was an obsession…I followed it closely. It worked a miracle in my life! This program is the best out there it covers everything." - Kelly M. (Montana) Prozac more...

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Fluoxetine history and info

Prozac (Fluoxetine) failed in clinical trials as an antihypertensive medication and again as an obesity drug. While it did not show improvement for patients hospitalized as psychotic and actually made some patients worse, Prozac found its home as an antidepressant after it improved the mood of five mildly depressed volunteers. It was then launched as an antidepressant in 1988 and was responsible for more than one-quarter of Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical’s income. The marketing strategy of providing a cure for an illness was born by Interbrand, the world’s leading branding company (Microsoft, Nikon, Nintendo, Sony) and the name Prozac was chosen because it was short and had a positive and professional sound. Lilly printed 8 million brochures highlighting the symptoms of depression with a treatment option and patients began asking for the drug by name. It was the success of Prozac that created the market with similar antidepressants called SSRIs (Selective Serotonin-Reuptake Inhibitors).

Prozac (Fluoxetine) erased the stigma of depression but brought with it a movement to advertise depression and provide drugs to treat it. In 2001 Prozac lost its patent protection and Eli Lilly lost $35 million of its market value as generic versions were released. 

Prescriptions for Fluoxetine have increased 23% for children under the age of two. U.S. Experts warn that the steep rise comes in spite of no published research investigating the effectiveness and potential health risks for young children. 

Fluoxetine (Prozac)has the longest half-life of any antidepressant, meaning it stays in the body for an extended period of time. Many patients do not realize they are in withdrawal as the symptoms may appear weeks after stopping the drug.

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DISCLAIMER:

*While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice.

*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...