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Starlightie

488d

My psychiatrist just switched me off Zoloft for Prozac, what are ppls opinions on Prozac vs Zoloft?? (Specifically for anxiety)

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    • MTB1960

      184d

      I just started Zoloft today My problem I see will be I still like to have a drink with dinner Anyone here do that ? And if so what effect does it have on you ?

    • MTB1960

      184d

      I just started Zoloft today My problem I see will be I still like to have a drink with dinner Anyone here do that ? And if so what effect does it have on you ?

    • Trippie

      487d

      I was on Prozac first for Anxiety, Depression and OCD. I hated it lol I felt numb with no emotions at all. It was like living without seeing colors, nothing felt good or positive. Zoloft was the better medicine for me, I've now been on it for 7 years.

    • Hannibal

      487d

      It's hard to say since every person is going to have a different experience

      • Starlightie

        485d

        @Hannibal That's exactly what this post is asking for 🌚

    • tjazz

      487d

      It depends on your age and sex. Some people do really well but there are studies that it is not so good for younger people

    • carter._.16

      487d

      I've taken both! I was on Zoloft for a while and I had weird side effects with it. I'm on Prozac right now and I like it better. I have less side effects with it, but both help my anxiety in different ways

      • Krystal

        486d

        @carter._.16 If you don’t mind me asking, what side effects did you experience from the Zoloft? I was recently prescribed Zoloft but haven’t decided if I want to take it yet.

        • carter._.16

          486d

          @Krystal I'm really sensitive to meds and get bad side effects, ut most people don't get as many as me. But I had dizziness, nausea, feelings of depression and overall not having motivation to do things. I can't completely remember because I want on it for very long tbh. But like I said, ssr specifically give me bad side effects though

    • CozyVibez

      487d

      I and my friends much prefer Prozac over Zoloft. It provides much more energy, calming effects, and appetite suppression!

    • Sirachacha

      487d

      I got switched From Zoloft to Prozac years ago and It was a really great Change for me. Personally Zoloft made me numb and even tho technically i wasn't sad anymore, I wasn't happy either. Prozac has been great and I don't have any side effects. It helps with my issues so i say give it a go.

    • Knees

      487d

      I liked Prozac a lot more because I couldn’t eat when I was on Zoloft. In general Prozac is a very effective drug for me.

      • Starlightie

        487d

        @Knees I take Vyvanse as well which has the side effect of decreased appetite. I didn't even realize that Zoloft can do something similar. Now that you mention it, I am realizing that I get full after maybe 1-2 bites of food and I'll feel sick if I try to keep eating after that. Did you experience this as well?

        • Knees

          487d

          @Starlightie yeah, I also threw up quite often. I changed my appetite and everything to try and see but always seemed to feel mildly nauseated when eating.

    • SecondChance

      487d

      Prozac

      • Starlightie

        487d

        @SecondChance Could you elaborate on how it helped you in comparison to other things?

    • Sadie7B

      488d

      I'll say fluvoxmine is the best

      • Starlightie

        487d

        @Sadie7B My bff takes that for OCD, and I see in Google that is an SSRI. Can you elaborate more on what you were taking it for and how it helped you in comparison to other meds? I'm just trying to be as informed as I can on this, and Google can only tell me so much. It really helps for me to have personal experiences to go off of.

        • Sadie7B

          487d

          @Starlightie I took it for anxiety and depression, at first there's no effect till you feel sick and when you feel sick you have to balance the time like for me I took 100mg per morning and night and now I take 200mg every morning, really helps take 98% of the anxiety and depression as long you take it you won't feel sick, could take 3-4 months or longer to get from 5mg to 200mg and just have to be careful with caffeine intake (is this good enough info? If not I can explain more)

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