That's a difficult thing, I bet, and as hard to advise you about as it is for yourself. I mean, can you plan ahead like that? I know prozac can cause these problems, and it stays in your body for quite a long time, so missing a day or two or three probably won't hurt you. But I don't know if skipping is the way to go. Next of course comes the mandatory line about asking your psychiatrist or doctor about this, but I realize he/she may not be helpful at all.
I had a cousin with the same problem and she switched antidepressants with good results. I am not 100% sure what she switched to, but I think it was imipramine, an older drug.
You should not stop 'cold turkey'. Go down to every other day, and do that for a couple of weeks, and then you can stop. It depends on how long you have taken it. If it hasn't been very long, it will be easy to get off, but then you may still be depressed.
On the other hand if you have taken it as long as I have, well...I don't think I can ever get off it again, because it has totally altered my brain chemistry. Doesn't matter if I no longer suffer from depression, when I stop now, well, it's impossible.
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