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   Posted 3/6/2007 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
We had a rotten storm fry our computer over a week ago and hubby has just set up this old one for me to use as I was complaining of how much I miss the support of being able to come on here.
I made it through my hormones this month but will see the doctor on Friday. He mentioned increasing the Prozac from 40 to 60mg depending on how I went.
The question is should our meds be at a level where we live a happy happy joy joy life. Or at a lower level where we may have to work to get through some days but we then have the option of increasing meds should things get really really bad?
My days are mixed, I can have some good days and then I'll feel a bit anxious and do my deep breathing and distraction techniques. The depressed days are the worse as the Prozac won't let me cry.I just have the bad feelings inside without a way to release them. We're still trying to sell our home and still have the money issues until that happens so should I really be expecting more when any 'normal' person would get upset and moody living with these pressures.
I've just got to work out what I want before I see the pdoc next. Any ideas or advice would be great.

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   Posted 3/7/2007 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Depression is like a rollercoaster - it certainly has its ups and downs.
How long have you been taking the 40mg dose of prozac? Sometimes when you increase, it can take a bit of time for the higher dose to kick in properly. When I increased my effexor, it took a few weeks for me to notice any difference.
Have you spoken to your doc about the feeling of not being able to cry? I have never had that myself but I can understand your feeling of not being able to release your feelings. Talk to him about this before you decide to increase your dose.

I use breathing and distraction techniques for my anxiety - it is a positive sign that you can do this as it shows that you are not letting your anxiety take over. Try not to be too hard on yourself, you are doing well and it does take time to recover from depression and anxiety. Any person would be feeling down with what you are going through but the difference is that you are suffering from an illness. Depression is an illness so don't think that you shouldn't be allowed to feel like you are because anyone would be feeling this way. Depression and just feeling down and fed up and two different things.

Have a good think about the increase in dosage and talk to your doc and see what he thinks also. Keep in touch and take care.....and remember to be kind to yourself x

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   Posted 3/7/2007 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Great to see you Aussie
Sorry you are going thru all this hun
Vic has given you the best input IMO
I hope things do turn round for you hun
Kepping you in thoughts and prayers
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   Posted 3/7/2007 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   

I've been on 40mgs for about 6 or 7 weeks now. I know prozac is meant to be a slower acting drug but zoloft use to have me feeling better within 2 weeks of a meltdown.

The drought has broken and I've been crying for the last hour, we went out earlier and I was so looking forward to it yet I had panic the whole time I was out, now I feel depressed and like I'm going to lose it. I know if I was going to lose it I wouldn't have this feeling as people who do have psychotic episodes don't know they feel different or wrong.

Maybe it's the thought of going to see the doctor tomorrow. He's based at a private hospital and it is so beautiful and calming I don't want to leave there (I'm still battling with the health insurance company over this one).

I guess I'm sick of being sick, starting to feel well and like I can battle the illness then bang I drop backwards again and realise I'm not better yet. It's been a whole year now, 2 different pdocs, 4 different counsellors and about 7 different drugs I just want to get better. sad

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