Does prozac make anyone else tired?

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 8/2/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Omg 3rd morning on prozac and I am so tired.  Been still doing my usual of waking up about 5 times a night but I have been going right back to sleep and on days like today where I had to set the alarm I am just so tired.  I feel like I could have easily slept till noon but noooooo its Randy saturday ugh.  I love my brother and I do appreciate that he drives over an hour to come here each week but he hits my house 1st before going on to my moms and it just sucks the life out of me some weeks.  He brings his 10 yr old grandson with him every week now and that kid is so in need of Nanny 911. 
I learned last night that once my meds have really kicked in along with fatigue I better not be smoking during the night.  I was at the comp last night and all the sudden felt this hot thing on my tummy.  Ya I had dropped my cigarette onto my sweatshirt and it burned completely through my shirt and on me.  Talk about waking up fast!!  Omg if that had landed on the carpet and ignited I could have killed myself.  Sometimes I wonder what the hell I am doing. I can be so tired and needing sleep but with my joints hurting like they have been I cant stay asleep and find myself getting up and doing stupid things like last night.  Its like others said though we do smoke more when in pain.  But boy oh boy I got my lesson.  Right now I am sitting here tryng so hard to come back to life.
One of the things I was worried about starting back on anti deppresants was even more fatigue.  I dont even know how you guys that work can hold it together trying to stay on a schedule or women with young kids and having to get up no matter how bad you feel.  I have some days where I never make it out of my pj's so I surely tip my hat to all that work or have lil kids,you are my hero's.  Well its almost time for Randy and the demon seed to get here ughhhhhhhh time to hide anything of value cause of light fingered Nathan who is a klepto.  At least my mom was getting her kitchen all cleaned up and had all the old clean laundry put away yesterday so I finally agreed to take her new dirty clothes home so thats what I did all last night,loads and loads of laundry.  Hey got to keep up my end of the deal.  Hope everyone has a good day and is awake to enjoy it =)
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/2/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it makes me tired too and makes my sister tired. I don't take it anymore, but we found that if we take it at night instead of the morning, that helps.

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   Posted 8/2/2008 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Karen, I don't take Prozac but I'm 60 years old and still trying to work.  I do take Lyrica but light doses of it.  Some mornings when the clock goes off I want to throw it out the window and forget that I have a job.  Don't get me wrong.  I love my job and probably would be okay if I didn't have to get up so early.  After I get there and get going everything is fine.  When I come home though, that's a different story.  My dh is so understanding but at the same time he is so active that he can't understand why I'm so tired. 
Saturday is my only day to clean house and today he had green beans picked for us to break and put up this morning and then at lunch he went and bought a half a bushel of peaches and thought I should be ready to can them all this afternoon.  I finally told him it was enough.  I couldn't take another minute, I had to sit down and rest.  Tomorrow is church and then we go out to eat afterwards so it is late afternoon before I get home.  Then it's back to work on Monday morning with the same old grind.  So "when do I clean house?"   He helps out a lot but he stays busy doing other things too. 
Sorry I ended up venting on your thread.  I usually take things pretty good, but sometimes I get started and can't quit.
I read your threads a lot and know your going through some very rough times.  I also have a very demanding mother although she is a spotless housekeeper, but I know how hard that is to deal with too. 
We are "WOMAN" and we can be strong, so let's pull ourselves up by the boot strings and carry on.  I always try to motivate myself when I get to feeling down, so I know we can make it.
God Bless!
Of all the things that I have lost, I miss my mind the most!!!!

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 8/2/2008 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   

It's hard to tell what makes me tired, cause that's mostly all the time.  But I did read that Prozac does cause tiredness, so I started taking mine before bed, just in case.



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