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QStopped Prozac 40mg Cold Turkey?

I am 15 years old and i am a boy.. im bisexual and like boys way more then girls

about mabye 5 or 6 months ago i was severely depressed, suicidal, cutting myself and anorexic... im not anymore and i have recovered from all of that pretty much.. I was on 40mg of prozac a day.. when i first started it it was great.. my anxiety stopped and my depression lifted.. i went to counseling and im recovered.. I hate Prozac now.. hate it.. i can feel emotion.. and if i do its so minor... i mean im emotionally numb .. i used to get boy crushes and was like boy crazy and had a nice ability to get aroused and had a sex drive..I noticed that as the months went by i went from being able to feel emotion and fall in love and feel the euphoirc highs of it and be able to crush to nothing.. im blank its seems.. prozac is famous for this.. i cant even orgasm.. i mean i sort of can feel a little come out but no pleasure at all like i used to get... I feel liike a robot... i have no feelings anymore and am confused... i stopped prozac cold turky..why.. because of the half life it has and how long its duration is



this is what i did.. Prozac is an SSRI and it works by stopping neurons from recycling the neurotransmitter Serotonin or (Reuptake) and allows a heightened level of serotonin which is hte cause of lifting depression..but SSRI's also significantly reduce neurons from transmitting the neurotransmitter dopamine which is the neurotransmitter that carries chemicals that allow you to feel both postive and negative emotion... that is why im so numb and cant feel emotion or get aroused by anything



I stopped prozac about 3 weeks ago and the withdrawals suuucckkk

but i discovered another anti depressent that i have access to and have used in the past



Wellbutrin SR (Buproprion) is an NDRI, a Norepinephrine Dopamine Reupatke Inhibitor

what this medication is thought to do is stop neurons from reclycling the neurotransitters and intead let them pass through to neuron to neuron causing a heightened level of norepinephrine and dopamine... i started this about a week ago and have noticed emotiion becoming more prevalent.. i takes about a month and a half for it to reach its full effect

How long does the half life of Prozac last and do you beleive that my approach towards using wellburtin sr will restore my ability to be sexually aroused, feel emotion and hopefully be happy and content again

what caused my depression and problems in general i left a year ago and moved in with my grandparents.. i just want to feel emotion and be able to get sexually aroused... will wellbutrin sr allow that to happen

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#1TumpaAnswered at 2014-03-09 22:39:58
You need to talk to your doctor and he can ween you off of your medication, you should never quite cold turkey or switch medications without consulting your doctor.
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