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Is it safe to take fetzima for depression?

I am coming off taking 50 mgs of Prednisone for 4 days which was perscribed due to an allergic reaction, hives, to the anti- depressant ViiBryd. I have t taken Prdnisone for 2 days. But am experiencing withdraeal symsptoms, very emotional lows, diarheaa, adominal cramps, crying and sadness . Went to my psychiatrist today and she is starting me on 20 mgs of Fitzima once a day tomorrow for 4 days, then 40 mgs afterwards. In addition I am going to b econtinuing to take 1 mg of Klonopon twice a day. I never heard of Fetzima and am wondering of this is a safe course of action right now. This is about the 6th or 7th anti-depressant i have been on since my husband s death 6 months ago. I just needed somethong to controal my sadness and depression and emotions after he died. I am just getting scared of taking pills. but don t know what else to do as I am still grieving. I do attned support groups and therapy. Do you think i am on the right path?
Fri, 14 Mar 2014
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You can take Fetzima for few months and that would help to keep in good mental balance. It is safer antidepressant and does not have any major side effects. With that carry on with klonopin 1mg twice a day, that would help to give you sound sleep and help in controlling anxiety symptoms. In case, you need further help, you can ask.

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