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turtle27

331d

I would like to know if anyone is taking prozac and how they feel about it

    • Penguinmama

      266d

      I'm on 60 mg of Prozac once daily as well as Buisprone & the combo is working effectively for me so far.. It's been 2.5 years that I was diagnosed with PTSD, Severe Anxiety & other mental health issues..

    • Animalnerd

      269d

      I’m taking 20mg of Prozac in combination with 300mg of bupropion…. that combination is really helpful for me personally

    • Fwd1982

      308d

      I used to be on prozac too i was on60 mg once a day and i think thats the only antidepressant that has ever helped me but I stopped taking it 2yrsago cause i noticed that if i smoked weed everyday that helps me even better so i dont take any antidepressant anymore

    • Craftsy

      310d

      It made me paranoid and see things that were not there so I stopped after one the first try. The doctor said that I must be allergic to it.

    • Kmlb5464

      331d

      I take prozac to treat symptoms of my CPTSD, PTSD, and OCD. It has been helpful in some aspects, but I have only just started taking it due to my total combination of issues it's really hard to medicate me. I still suffer from anxiety and depression but it's not quite as horrifying, I'm not curled in a ball crying or locking myself in the bathroom, having a panic attack every hour anymore.

    • E_belli

      331d

      I love it. It has been a miracle med for me. I’ve been on countless antidepressants, all kinds, SSRIs, SNRIs, TCAs, NDRIs & SARIs, NaSSAs, As well as off label antipsychotics & mood stabilizers. Some worked better than others. But Prozac is the best, for me anyway. No bad side effects. No brain zaps when I’m late taking it. It took a bit, but now I’m on the highest dose (80mg) and it is magical. Not only does it help the depression but also the anxiety and OCD that no other med had ever had any effect on. It took time of course, but now it is great. I guess the only downside for me is the capsule vs. pill. Capsules give me acid reflux but switching to the pills completely fixed that, sometimes it is annoying that I have to take 4 pills for one dose. But they’re small. So it really isn’t a complaint. It is more activating and not sedating like others. It slowed my thoughts down. And it is great. Prozac & Vyvanse were the miracle meds for me. It changed my life.

      • lifeinthefastbrain

        308d

        @E_belli hi I am in the UK and the highest dose of prozac my Dr will give me is 60mg, are you in the USA? I take Vyvanse too 50mg. I have had a bad few months and wanted to try 80mg to see if it would get me out of this funk, I have plenty tablets, just a bit scared to take 80mg

        • E_belli

          278d

          @lifeinthefastbrain yes! I am in the USA. Yeah, some doctors won’t go above the 60mg only certain psychiatrists go up bc you can technically take the 80mg but as a last resort. I take 70mg of Vyvanse. Which is the highest dose, I’m almost positive it doesn’t go higher. But it is a good dose and most effective for me. Both doses for both meds. I’m like a Woolly mammoth lol. Beside being a hairy and rotund beast, it takes high doses to be effective for me. But I find they work well together!

    • tonysvision

      331d

      I do take prozac and I have for a while, It does work most of the time but sometimes you do slip through the meds. They aren’t fully yk stable?? But they do make your life so much better.

      • turtle27

        331d

        @tonysvision did u have any side affects in the beginning like weird dreams

        • tonysvision

          295d

          @turtle27 Yes actually!

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Some people have shared their experiences with Prozac, mentioning both pros and cons. Pros include helping with anxiety and depression, while cons may include increased heart rate, headaches, dizziness, sleep issues, and appetite changes. Some users also reported feeling like a "zombie" or experiencing temporary dissociation. However, experiences vary greatly among individuals, and some find it to be a life-saving medication.

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