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Niniluv

559d

I’m just starting the process of trying meds for depression and all of that fun stuff. Any input or advice would be much appreciated! I’m starting on prozac. Hmu if you’d like me to be more specific

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    • Kaleigh_205

      556d

      I actually started taking Prozac several months ago. It wasn't really doing much, so after talking to my doctor, I increased my dosage. I feel like it's making my symptoms worse, so I don't think it's right for me. Just be aware of the potential side effects and try to look out for them. I feel like I'm not always conscious of the potential negative ways this medication could be affecting me, so keep that in mind too. You may have to experiment for a little while before you find something that works and that's okay too. 😊

    • Kaleigh_205

      556d

      I actually started taking Prozac several months ago. It wasn't really doing much, so after talking to my doctor, I increased my dosage. I feel like it's making my symptoms worse, so I don't think it's right for me. Just be aware of the potential side effects and try to look out for them. I feel like I'm not always conscious of the potential negative ways this medication could be affecting me, so keep that in mind too. You may have to experiment for a little while before you find something that works and that's okay too. 😊

    • Dad.of.Many

      556d

      The first little while is a roller coaster, but hang on and ride it out, because once meds are balanced and working you will be amazed at the difference!

    • YanyLaurel

      559d

      I have a combination of Wellbutrin and Prozac and I have found it has helped me a lot and I have no side effects. We are proud of you for advocating for yourself and wanting to get better! It's a hard step to start. My advice is don't skip any days. Have someone or something to remind you to take your meds. Maybe have it next to your toothbrush? Although this never worked for me because I forget to brush my teeth 😂😭

    • E_belli

      559d

      I love Prozac! It is what I consider one of my two miracle meds, the other being Vyvanse for ADHD. But I've taken and tried so very many different meds for years and years and Prozac has worked the best for me. By far. Landslide. It does take a few weeks, I found, to kick in but it is so helpful. It evened me out mood-wise better than any others and has been the only thing that has had a massive effect on my OCD & anxiety. Lifesaving, life-changing. I don't really have any side effects emotionally or anything. The weird side effect is the yawning! But it is completely harmless. The only other thing is that for me, taking the capsules Gave me icky acid reflux if I happened to take them at the wrong time. But I switched to the tablets and have not had any more issues. Also, I like Prozac bc it doesn't cause brain zaps with slight withdrawal (in my experience) as all the others do. Can't recommend anything better! But as always, it works differently for everyone. Always be patient with yourself. Take your time. Antidepressants don't work immediately. If you have any questions, my inbox is always open 🙃 good luck and I hope things go well for you!

    • Scarlet_Bloom

      559d

      I have been on Prozac for months now and it works better than any other medications for me. It takes a few weeks to kick in or you might feel better after 2 weeks. I personally didn't have any side effects from it

      • Niniluv

        559d

        @Scarlet_Bloom what was the first differences you noticed?

        • Scarlet_Bloom

          556d

          @Niniluv it completely stopped my panic attacks within 2 weeks. I started to feel calmer and not so emotional after a month. It takes time but it'll happen.

    • EnglishSoul

      559d

      I have tried a few and some definitely work while others don't. My advice is: Don't get discouraged if they take a minute to work or don't help. Have an open and honest conversation with your doctor. It takes a minute to find the right medication and dose. I really hope it is helpful. If you're not already, I'd also recommend counseling. The meds can help with chemicals and counseling can help with behavior and coping. Doing both has been really helpful for me.

      • Niniluv

        559d

        @EnglishSoul yes I have regular therapy so it’s good to know they will both help!

    • jeb

      559d

      I definitely think they help me! I stopped taking mine and my depression got way worse over the months and I actually ended up in the hospital after trying to commit suicide. Don't listen to people that tell you "oh you don't need that stuff" or "you can do it on your own you don't need drugs" or my favorite, when one of my friends actually tried to tell me that street drugs are better for you... There's a lot of haters in the world that don't even know what they're talking about. Anyways, don't listen to anyone, not even the little devil on your shoulder that is really just societies stigmas making you feel bad, if you feel better on it that's all that matters. People might say stuff like "it changes who you are" but it's not true, it helps you be a better version of yourself. There might be some trial and error but you will find one you like, just don't give up! And it's also not for everyone, you might one day realize maybe you don't need it, who knows. The only way to know is to try!

      • Niniluv

        559d

        @jeb trust me I’ve heard it a thousand times but thank you for the reminder! I haven’t really told anyone about it so I’m definitely going to hear a lot of different things.

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