Question regarding Prozac

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fretful
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   Posted 9/17/2007 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
 Hi everyone,
This is my first post on this topic and have questions regarding Prozac. I have taken Zoloft, Cymbalta and Efferxor in the past but haven't taken anything in the past few years. ( Tried these due to the death of my brother)
 
My doctor recently prescribed Prozac 20mg. which I took at bedtime for about 3 days. I felt it too strong a dose and she changed me to 10mg which I take in the am.
 
Please let me know if anyone here has had any success on low dose ( or any dose ) of Prozac. The only problem I am having currently is a little anxious ( nervous ) and some insomnia, although I have only been taking the 10mg for about 4 days now.
 
Any good news about this med? I sure hope so. Thanks so much in advance for any response to this post.

schbeebs
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   Posted 9/17/2007 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello fretful, I have taken zoloft prozac and other ssri's, I know from working in a pharmacy that usually most people start at 10mg prozac for 3-7 days before increasing to 20mg a day (or more). I stopped taking the prozac cause of my decreased sexual drive, and it didn't help me much either but I have many customers that are on a 10mg daily dose of prozac (taken in the morning) and that's all they need to help them so good luck to you, prozac absolutely works for MANY people. Good luck!
"Evil will always triumph because good is dumb"


ShynSassy
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   Posted 9/18/2007 4:50 AM (GMT -7)   
fretful
Welcome to the forum,we are very glad that you found us.

I took prozac for about 2 years. It was very strong,and I had to increase my dosage.
It does work,just be careful,and if you find that after 4-6 weeks on the med you are not feeling better then I would contact your doctor and let them know.

Sometimes it takes a few tries to get you on the right meds that help.

Good luck

Shy
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Lexapro,Zyban,Buspar,Clonazepam

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fretful
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   Posted 9/18/2007 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks so much for your response. I too, am glad I found this forum. Depression is a real disease despite what most people think. And it seems as though I have fought this for years.

The final "breakdown" if you will, was , as I mentioned before after the death of my brother. He was the strength in my family. Took care of our mom and my not so stable sister. Then the load became mine to bear. And I have struggled with "to take meds or not to take meds" for years.

I have tremendous faith in the Lord and get terribly confused about taking anything. Although my brother that died had to take Paxil occasionally and he was my Pastor.

Anyway, thanks again for your response. It helps just to talk to people.

Fretful

 

 

 

 


ShynSassy
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   Posted 9/19/2007 4:47 AM (GMT -7)   
You are very welcome fretful,we are here for whenever you need us.

Grief is something that is probably one of the hardest things to get through. I am sorry for your loss, I can not imagine loosing my brother.


Shy
Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Lexapro,Zyban,Buspar,Clonazepam

Have been med free for 2 years now.

www.healingwell.com/donate



How can you talk without a brain?

I dunno...but alot of people talk without a brain don't they?

Dorthy and the Scarecrow-Wizard of Oz

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