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I Have to Take Prozac

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    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...
    lnebkip lnebkip 16-18, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    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...
    kittten kittten 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2007

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    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...
    ibstraange ibstraange 18-21 4 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    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...
    blabes58 blabes58 51-55 4 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    I Feel Alright But... - I'm finding that taking Prozac does help me to feel better on some levels. I don't have big breakdowns anymore; if anything, I just get really neutral for...
    pkdgoer pkdgoer 16-18, M Mar 12, 2008

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    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...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2013

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    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...
    TheBMRP TheBMRP 26-30, M Nov 22, 2011

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    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...
    ibstraange ibstraange 18-21 Sep 5, 2012

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    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...
    kjpearson kjpearson 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    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

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    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...
    Sjk730 Sjk730 31-35, F 1 Response May 6, 2011

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    Lost -  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...
    klsfm klsfm 26-30 5 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    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...
    f8thfulinlove f8thfulinlove 46-50, F Dec 21, 2006

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    Just Started On Fluoxetine - I JUST STARTED 3 DAYS AGO AN NOT SURE HOW I FEEL , BUZZING MAYBE ,SLEEPY ,DONT NO IF THIS IS WORKING . WOULD IT BE BETTER TO TAKE DOSE BEFORE I GO...
    ryanland2003 ryanland2003 31-35 2 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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    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...
    dancer2011 dancer2011 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2008

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    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...
    SunnyDays37 SunnyDays37 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 24, 2010

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    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...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    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...
    audie08 audie08 16-18, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2006

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    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...
    harmonyhoward53 harmonyhoward53 22-25 2 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    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...
    mentallyunavailable mentallyunavailable 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2006

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    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...
    j675309 j675309 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2007

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    60mg daily ... since September 2013
    alliebeaarxo alliebeaarxo 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    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...
    aloonak2 aloonak2 56-60 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    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...
    sweetsaralove sweetsaralove 22-25 Apr 22, 2012

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    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...
    xerxes211 xerxes211 56-60, M 4 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    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...
    paulfriedman7 paulfriedman7 56-60, M Jun 27, 2012

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    Unsuccessful - 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...
    elmoomoo elmoomoo 18-21, F Jun 22, 2013

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    This Is My Last Year - I wrote this long story for therapeutic reasons.  If anyone actually reads the whole thing, please let me know - it would be amazing to keep any on...
    FriedaJ FriedaJ 26-30 Jun 23, 2009

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    Fluxotene Also - Fluxotene has always been my favoured anti-depressant, however this time last year i was taken off it, due to a very very paranoid doctor.  It was replaced by...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 1, 2008

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    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...
    blackwell25 blackwell25 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    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

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    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...
    plhwmf1 plhwmf1 36-40 1 Response Nov 8, 2012

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    Lifesaver. - 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...
    Orengezombie Orengezombie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    Just Began Treatment - I have been on several different anti-depressants. Ive taken Zoloft and Lexapro. Zoloft worked but, the weight gain was horrible. Then I switched to lexapro...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 9, 2007

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    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

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    NEED Advise - WHEN IS IT BEST TO TAKE PROZAC , BEFORE U GO TO BED . OR IN MORNING, IAM REALLY SCARED THAT THIS ISNT GOING TO HELP, BUT I REALLY WANT IT TO , IAM DEPRESSED AN FEEL...
    ryanland2003 ryanland2003 31-35 4 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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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...
    Paradise2014 Paradise2014 26-30, F Feb 3

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    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...
    GalacticButterfly1 GalacticButterfly1 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    It Saved My Life....ive Been On It For 13 Years - Prozac saved my life.. then it stopped working in 2002... So i switched to zoloft until 2004.. I was a mess for 2 years on zoloft...
    TSSprozac TSSprozac 26-30 May 5, 2008

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    Fluoxuetine - , i have just been put on fluoxetine, which is prozac, im 17, and its for my depression, i started it on the 27th november 2008 and right now i feel dreadful, i feel...
    missfreddie missfreddie 16-17, F Oct 30, 2008

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    I fell asleep without taking anything, which is great, but it means I don't stay asleep. Which sucks. About an hour ago, I was in the in between "do I take it now" phase. Now, it...
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    What have I done to you to make you want to see me suffer? I don't believe I have done anything....yes I got sick a lot and i had panic attacks almost every day. I didn't know...
    IcyDragon IcyDragon 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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    I have been dating my boyfriend all through highschool an one day we are going to get married and be highschool sweethearts. We have been sexually active for almost 2 years. I have...
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    Five years ago was the last time i remember feeling humane. It was the last time I felt needed or was worth anything to the world. Every step I have taken since then has sent me...
    gabby861 gabby861 26-30 Mar 21

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    I grew up the youngest in a family of all boys. My family was very religious but secretly abusive. My parents divorced at 12 and I was given to my mother due to me being abused by...
    spiffyjodzilla spiffyjodzilla 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Dear kamiep, I am so sorry I only kept u around for 18 years. I should have let u grow up I should have taken care of u. I should have respected u and let u grow into the woman...
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    I really would like to get a girl friend with extremely long hair. I am ready to be patient to find her. I observe a lot girls in the street and have taken the habit to talk to...
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