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726d

I was diagnosed with severe depression in 2012, I’ve been under various medications. Efflexor was horrible, Wellbutrin off and on and now Prozac, I think I need a change any suggestions?

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    • Raina.8

      723d

      @Blezzed I would def talk to your doctor about changing and let them know any symptoms or such that you feel with new meds

    • Blezzed

      724d

      Has anybody heard of any natural substances that help?

      • Elladolores

        724d

        @Blezzed weed

    • Blezzed

      724d

      I’m on 40 right now, I’ve been on it for years, I don’t feel it’s helping, I feel my body needs something different

      • Raina.8

        723d

        @Blezzed I would def talk to your doctor about changing and let them know any symptoms or such that you feel with new meds

    • Elladolores

      724d

      What dosage of Prozac are you?? 20, 40 or more? Prozac takes a bit time to work and if you on a lower dosage talk to your Dr to increase the dosage.

      • Blezzed

        724d

        @Elladolores 40 and I don’t feel a difference it’s been a while

        • Elladolores

          724d

          @Blezzed yeah I used to be on 80 and it only worked for few years. The body start rejecting it and stopped working. At least my body is like that I have to rotate meds because they stopped working in no time. I’m taking 60g of Wellbutrin and they don’t work anymore. So I included walking and a hobby to keep my mind out of the gutter.

    • laceyandme

      724d

      Hey ive been on all those. Efflexor made me suicidal Wellbutrin made it a littlw better but not where i liked it to be Then prozac makes me anger For depression i now take lexapro it help me alot

    • beaustiel

      724d

      I take paraxotine and abilify to boost it. Together they have been working for me for years (as long as I remember to take them!). I found that flipping my bottles helps. I'll take them all, flip the bottle upside down, next night I take them all, flip the bottle right side up. Just keep doing that every night to remember to take them. I don't know why it helps, but it does!

    • Raina.8

      724d

      I don’t recommend lexapro- I felt numb and humanless when I took it

    • Raina.8

      724d

      What is making you decide to go off Prozac? (I’m on Prozac and wanting to change so I’m curious why your reason is)

      • Blezzed

        724d

        @Raina.8 I feel it’s doesn’t help me

        • Raina.8

          723d

          @Blezzed I’m on 40 mg and I feel that it only helps me for a couple weeks then I have a week that I just feel so sad and useless and then it’s back to fine and that’s just constant for me

    • Steph78

      724d

      A balanced diet and exercise plus sleep schedule 💕

    • AllyUnicorn

      726d

      I was also diagnosed with depression in 2012! I'm afraid I don't have medication suggestions though, the only medication that ever seemed to make a real difference was Wellbutrin, but unfortunately I suffered a full-blown psychosis episode on the medication and was advised to immediately discontinue. I've been on Prozac, Pristiq, and Viibryd (among others I can't remember) and have never noticed a significant difference in depression. I currently take an antipsychotic injection (Abilify) but do not take anything for depression. While I do not advise discontinuing medication, I do recommend looking at non-medication ways of managing your illness as well. I personally have found healthy habits and changing thinking patterns to be much more helpful in managing my depression than any medication has ever been.

      • Raina.8

        724d

        @AllyUnicorn there’s injections for abilify? I took the pills but not for psychosis, for me it was for panic attacks I don’t recommend missing a dose of abilify my doc stopped his practice without telling me and I was of abilify for over a week and when I started it again, I was sent to the ER for transient tics- never had tics before that day

        • AllyUnicorn

          724d

          @Raina.8 Yes, there's a monthly injection. My Dr put me on it cause I quit taking my medicine for awhile. This way she knows I take it because she gives me the injection.

      • Blezzed

        726d

        @AllyUnicorn thank you

      • Blezzed

        726d

        @AllyUnicorn thank you much

    • Sunshine_Sue

      726d

      Geodon works great for me!!

    • dimemanda

      726d

      Take your medicine, they work but it takes time.

    • NanaRJ

      726d

      I have been on Cymbalta for 15 years. It has been fantastic for me. Besides just helping with depression, it helps with anxiety and pain. My doctor says that since I was on it for so long, it is not working as well as it used to. They are going to wean me off of it and start me on Wellbutrin. What did you think of it?

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