I Have to Take Prozac

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    I've bn taking Prozac

    for almost a yr now and I feel so much better than I did before. I'm more motivated to do things. One thing that bothers me...I feel like my memory isn't the way it used to b. I always had a pretty good memory. I cld remember names, some dates, conversations but now I tend to...
    Paradise2014 Paradise2014
    26-30, F
    Feb 3, 2014

    Prozac Is Bad!!!!

    I thought you all should know how bad Prozac can really be. I have been depressed almost my whole life and was originally on Lexapro but it just wasn't doing it. My dr. switched me to Prozac and i was on prozac for about 2 months. That's when things got really bad I was having...
    harmonyhoward53 harmonyhoward53
    4 Responses Mar 8, 2011

    I wish I didn't have to.

    .. but I'm glad that it works for me. I worry about it one day not working anymore and having to start all over again trying to figure out what will work.
    utahwriter utahwriter
    41-45, M
    May 29, 2014


    I hate Prozac. It makes me sick all the time and I'm still sad. I have panic attacks and cut. It helped at first and it isn't anymore and I want to be done with it.
    Trouble13 Trouble13
    13-15, F
    Sep 19, 2012


     I am a stay-at-home mom to all girls. They are little and very active. I have always wanted to be a mom and be with my kids. I love them with all that I have and wish I could give more.....but when our son, Elijah, died when I was six months pregnant with him, I just...
    klsfm klsfm
    5 Responses Sep 10, 2008

    The Fattest Guy In The Room

    Good Evening- I always find it comforting to come here and read others stories to know that I am not alone- I recently shared my story with the world about growing up overweight and the challenges that go along with it. I wrote The Fattest Guy in the Room which is now available...
    26-30, M
    Nov 22, 2011

    I Also Take Prozac

    I was recently diagnosed with ptsd and have had severe panic and anxiety disorder for over 15 years. I was on lexapro for many years and then it just stopped working. I went to a new doctor and thank god he put me on prozac. 10mg. At first. Then gradually moved me up to my...
    plhwmf1 plhwmf1
    1 Response Nov 8, 2012

    My Experience With Prozac

    So I've been on Prozac for 2 years now and whilst I find that it does help I still feel slightly edgy/ anxious on them. It has some serious side effects if you forget to take it for one day or at the wrong time, you get more anxious/ depressed and vulnerable than ever. I have...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2013

    Unfortunately, Yes, I Started ...

    Unfortunately, yes, I started taking Prozac in October of this year, because of depression.  All my life I have been a positive, upbeat, and very strong person.  But this summer, I discovered my husband of 5 years had been having an affair with his long-time songwriting...
    f8thfulinlove f8thfulinlove
    46-50, F
    Dec 21, 2006

    Stop Taking Prozac 10 Mg

    I took prozac. 10 mg for a mouth I did not want to take it anymore so doc told me I could stop taking it so after I stoped felt fine for a week I still do the only thing is my moods are all over I'm really bitchy and mean is that going to go away go
    sweetsaralove sweetsaralove
    Apr 22, 2012

    It Makes Me Feel Ashamed

    I started taking Prozac about a month ago, for depression. My parents were really worried about me and had for a couple years been pressuring me to take medication. First of all I have two therapists and a psychoanaysist. Thats three hour and a half sessions a week, plus school...
    lnebkip lnebkip
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Nov 23, 2007

    I Used To Have To Take Prozac ...

    I used to have to take prozac for depression, but i've recently been told to stop taking them by my doctor, and right now......i really don't know whether the effects have worn off or not. it's kinda like i'm....mentally numb, if anybody knows what i mean.
    mentallyunavailable mentallyunavailable
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2006

    Very Positive About Starting Prozac....

    I started to take lexapro for my depression, and by the 8th day into it I was going crazy! I had almost every negative side that lexapro can give you :-(. So I decided to go back to drs., which was good because my physician I've been seeing for years was working that day. Eight...
    Sjk730 Sjk730
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 6, 2011

    Prozac Dreams Are Intense!

    Hello everyone,   Before xmas this past year I started taking Prozac at 20 mgs to start.  I had never taken this before.  I have had minimal experience with anti-depressants being that I took Paxil several years ago only to stop taking it cold turkey after 2...
    GalacticButterfly1 GalacticButterfly1
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Mar 14, 2010

    I've been on prozac for 2 years now.

    . And sometimes I forget I'm on them and other times I feel unnatural, like the emotions I'm feeling aren't my emotions. It's hard to explain but il take today for example, I'm happy today.. But i don't just feel happy, my heart is racing a lot, I'm shakey, anxious just kind of...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2013

    Not Anymore..

    But it was one of the first meds they tried me on..Didn't work..But it was a fun adventure?? I guess..That was like five years ago, I don't remember how I reacted...
    MollyxxEloise MollyxxEloise
    18-21, F
    Dec 7, 2009

    Prozac makes me eat a lot lol

    but it also helps my mood
    animegurl3085 animegurl3085
    31-35, F
    Jan 17, 2016

    It's my 3rd day taking Prozac (5mg)

    and I haven't felt any side effects yet. I'm really happy because the last time I took an antidepressant (Zoloft 25mg), I couldn't sleep, I was trembling for days, I felt like running away, I couldn't stay still and I felt like I was in a nightmare that would never end. Taking...
    helloIamhopeful helloIamhopeful
    18-21, F
    Dec 4, 2014

    Alot of Change

    Well lets see it all started on september 12, 2006. On that date I was at home and had just got done baby sitting when my boyfriend came over and i cooked him dinner. Everything before this day had been going great school, my friends, my job, and my mother and i had been getting...
    audie08 audie08
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 29, 2006

    Worse Thing Ever

    cant live with it cant live without it... accidentally skipped three days then found myself kicking a walll and screaming into a pillow WHOOOPSI
    eyelinerdreams eyelinerdreams
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2012

    For About 13 Years On and Off

    i have had depression all my life, but only sought out medication after i started being a therapist. i could not believe the difference! i had no idea how much more miserable i was than other people are. i also found out that i was not that nice to live with either. now i am...
    kittten kittten
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2007

    Well More Like Lexapro, Lamict...

    Well more like Lexapro, Lamictal, and Seroquil. Well you get the idea!
    LOST27 LOST27
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2006


    I've been on Prozac for about 7 months now, and I never thought I could experience life this way. It has enabled me to see past the panic and immediacy that depression and anxiety disorder brings and look into the psychological issues that have been enabling them. Therapy without...
    Orengezombie Orengezombie
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2013


    I wasn't successful with prosaic. Was obviously disappointedaas at the time i was in such a horrible place because of my anxiety and depression. Was taking it for about 6 weeks and nothing. I then felt like I was never going to get better but then i started with citalopram. Im on...
    elmoomoo elmoomoo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2013

    Hello, Can Anyone Help?

    I'm newly taking Prozac to combat my severe on going depression, i've only been taking it for 2 weeks and I've noticed my change in (lack off) taste of food and my decreased appitite.  I've since noticably lost weight.  I'm slightly worried Is this normal and will this...
    blackwell25 blackwell25
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2010


    so this stuff works for my stress...hhhmmmBut I don't want to use them, Jesus will be my prozac
    Cupcake2 Cupcake2
    22-25, M
    May 21, 2011

    Just Started

    I have been on Fluxotine, the generic of Prozac, for about a week now. I am taking it to help with my depression and anxiety. I should have gone on this years ago! Many of my stupid fears and racing thoughts are gone. I feel less self-conscious about myself. If anyone reading...
    dancer2011 dancer2011
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

    Interestly Enough...

    After 5 months of being on the medication I had an experience for depression, a side affect I wish I understood more of before I started taking the drugs; My low and high moods were fluctuating and more intense then before. I stopped taking the drug and had withdraw-like symptoms...
    ibstraange ibstraange
    Sep 5, 2012

    Huge Prozac Fan!!!

    Hi Everyone, I hope I can just jump in here and tell you my story. I had a work related stress breakdown at the end of January. By the time I got medical help I was in terrible shape. I could not eat, could not sleep. could not stop crying and was in the deepest depression I...
    SunnyDays37 SunnyDays37
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Apr 24, 2010

    I Tried To Quit Taking Prozac.

    I took Prozac for about eight years. It did not seem to have any dramatic effect on me, so I finally decided to quit taking it. I gradually tapered off over the course of three months. I noticed no particular difference, so I assumed I had been correct that the Prozac really...
    paulfriedman7 paulfriedman7
    56-60, M
    Jun 27, 2012

    Just Started On Fluoxetine

    ryanland2003 ryanland2003
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2009


    I started out on the lowest dose. I have now moved to the highest dose allowed.It works but there are still some signs of my depression. I am continuing with a therapist.I have noticed that my emotions are no longer controlling me, I am controlling them.Or maybe...the Prozac is...
    TessaMarie TessaMarie
    36-40, F
    Mar 10, 2011

    Is Prozac Better Than My Recent Medication

    I have been on CITALAPRAM for 7 mnths for anxiety,i feel awful not sleeping and feel adgitated thinking of goin on PROZAC. I would like to hear from people with any advice and would be very much appreciated. Thank you
    blabes58 blabes58
    4 Responses Oct 22, 2012

    2nd time taking prozac,

    and it has some damn good effects for me. I feel happy a lot, I'm more talkative, willing to try things I wouldn't have before. But I'm also very hyper a lot, which is not necessarily a bad thing unless it's at the wrong moment. So far, nothing but good experiences. The side...
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    Oct 9, 2015

    Effects Of Prozac (fluoxetine)

    Are you about to start taking Prozac? Are you wondering the Positive and Negative effects? Here is my experience! Prozac is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) that is used for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and OCD. I admitted to my psychiatrist that I am a drug addict...
    ibstraange ibstraange
    4 Responses Apr 8, 2012

    Today i talked to my therapist

    and lie to her and told her i started my 10 mg prozac . which i never started because afraid what the side effects would do to me ... :-(
    yankees1184 yankees1184
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015

    Prozac , a Favorite of Mine.

    In 1988 due to several very traumatic circumstances and life failures, the obsessive compulsive disorder I was born with became very severe, and it along with very serious depression made me unable to function. I was treated with several drugs until it was found that I had the...
    xerxes211 xerxes211
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Jun 15, 2008

    Day 3 on Prozac, my pupils are massively dilated

    and it's 6:30pm and I have only just realised I haven't eaten, this is NOT like me at all, I have been at uni all day and the first thing I usually do is grab something to eat but I have no appetite at all, it's not just that but I actually forgot to eat, wtf! Not really sure...
    hankpalmer hankpalmer
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 7, 2014

    My Prozac Story

    Day 3 on prozac . I am so angry that I feel like I’m going to bite someone head off. I am so on edge and angry and I don't know what for. I feel like bursting into tears again.
    kjpearson kjpearson
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

    I Am Thankful

    A lot of people don't like  prozac... I am thankful for it... I have struggled with deep depression most of my life and i finally feel a relief from it... I feel a little unemotional at times however it is a relief from the overemotional... Prozac has helped me to not sweat...
    j675309 j675309
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2007

    Prozac Worked For Me Just A Month

    I took Prozac for about 7 weeks. After 2 weeks it worked, but it was about a month . Then anxiety came back and my doctor says I have to move to 40mg. I am worry about more side effects.
    aloonak2 aloonak2
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2012
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