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On Prozac for depression, but worsened anxiety. Dizzy, lightheaded, chest and abdominal pains, advised Motrin. Withdrawal symptom ?

I was taking Prozac for 2 weeks for depression , but my anxiety worsened so I stopped taking it cold turkey. I ve been off of it for about a week and a half, and I constantly feel sick. My heart beat is 90 bpm which is still normal, but way too fast for me, I m lightheaded occasionally, dizzy, nauseous, have chest pains that are quick and stabbing as well as the same for abdominal pains. I went to the doctor approximately a week ago and they told me to take Motrin or another NSAID for 2 to 3 days because I had inflammation around the sac of my heart. It worked for the first two days, but on the third, I began to feel worse. I m not sure if something is legitimately wrong or if I m just suffering from withdrawal symptoms.
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

Your symptoms are most likely due to exacerbation of depression and anxiety rather than going off of prozac. I think your being lightheaded, dizzy, nauseous and having chest pain are indications of having had inadequate treatment response to medication. Motrin and another NSAID may help with symptomatic relief, however you need to consult a psychiatrist to get help with other medications. Also therapy or counseling will be helpful in these situations.

I hope this helps. Take care.
Answered: Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Samit's  Response
Hi ,
First thing is ....whenver u start with Prozac u also should take BDZ along with it because more of time during first 2-3 weeks of prozac it may increase ur anxiety level.........and u should give prozac a fair chance of 2-3 weeks before changing it .Do continue prozac morning one cap after breakfast along with benzodiazepine........hope prozac will make u happy.
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