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I Have to Take Prozac

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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 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

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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 so nauceous, headachy and tired.  I sure do hope it improves
    missfreddie missfreddie 16-17, F Oct 30, 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 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

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    Pills

    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

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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.. But good thing I decided to try prozac again.. and yet again.. it gives me relief from my severe ocd symptoms and depression.. I would say I am free...
    TSSprozac TSSprozac 26-30 May 5, 2008

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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. 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 22-25 2 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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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 SHAME, BUT REALIZED I NEED SOME HELP. YEA I LOST A GIRLFRIEND RECENTLY , RAISING MY 10 YEAR OLD SON , BOSS AT WORK...
    ryanland2003 ryanland2003 31-35 4 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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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 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

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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 low and high moods were fluctuating and more intense then before. I stopped taking the drug and had withdraw-like symptoms...
    ibstraange ibstraange 18-21 Sep 5, 2012

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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, 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

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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 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 36-40 1 Response Nov 8, 2012

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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 and It worked for a few years. Its like my body became immune to the med. So, I went to a doctor this week and he put me on...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 9, 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 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

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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 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

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    Everyday!

    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

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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 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 22-25 Apr 22, 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 into tears again.
    kjpearson kjpearson 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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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 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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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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 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 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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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 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

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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 like to hear from people with any advice and would be very much appreciated. Thank you
    blabes58 blabes58 51-55 4 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    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 36-40, M May 29

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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 40mg. I am worry about more side effects.
    aloonak2 aloonak2 56-60 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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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 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 6 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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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! 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 1 Response Oct 3, 2008

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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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    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 16-18, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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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 about growing up overweight and the challenges that go along with it. I wrote The Fattest Guy in the Room which is now available...
    TheBMRP TheBMRP 26-30, M Nov 22, 2011

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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-liner's attention for so long! So let's start almost exactly 1 year ago.  Background: I had just had my research "...
    FriedaJ FriedaJ 26-30 Jun 23, 2009

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    alliebeaarxo alliebeaarxo 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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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 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

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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 another medication that caused me to be very short-tempered, eat more than I wanted to and sleep constantly. ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 1, 2008

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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 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

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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 dinner. Everything before this day had been going great school, my friends, my job, and my mother and i had been getting...
    audie08 audie08 16-18, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2006

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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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    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

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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 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 18-21 4 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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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 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

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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 TO BED , CAUSE I FIND THAT I HAVENT REALLY SLEPT GOOD SINCE I STARTED , ITS LKE IAM THINKING IN MY SLEEP, THE DOC SAID THIS WAS...
    ryanland2003 ryanland2003 31-35 2 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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    Hhhmmm

    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

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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 wish I could give more.....but when our son, Elijah, died when I was six months pregnant with him, I just...
    klsfm klsfm 26-30 5 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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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 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

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    I'm 17 and i'm about to turn 18 on August 7. The reason I havent been able to is because, every time I want to take, my mother never takes me. She always says to study it and on...
    Vanessanicolexo Vanessanicolexo 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I've been ok. Started taking an anti anxiety pill that has left me feeling numb. Only 10mgs I remember I was on it at 20/40mgs but it gave me headaches and a ringing in my ears. So...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F Jul 10

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    In the past 4 days i have saved 5 lifes
    WhiteKnight8060 WhiteKnight8060 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 29

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    so many memories staring at patterns on my ceiling
    footfungusfairy footfungusfairy 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    About a year ago, I started showing signs of PTSD. It was due to a traumatic experience that happened when I recently turned 20 years old. I don't take anything for it, but I am...
    musiclover210 musiclover210 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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