Prozac is a drug that was released by the Eli Lilly corporation in 1987 aimed at fighting depression. Prozac is a member of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor family, which increases serotonin levels in the synapse by blocking serotonin reuptake into brain cells. Official Prozac Website
If you or someone you know has had a problem with Prozac feel free to call the advertising section of FDA at (301) 827-2828. Also fill out the Medwatch form and also call FDA at 1-800-FDA 1088 press 0 or call (301) 443-1240.
I started out on Prozac fifteen years ago and it took the edge off my depression. However I had to increase the doseage until I was up to sixty Mg a day. I was taken off the drug three years ago for Lexapro. I had more trouble with it and my life unraveled without my knowing it. It felt like I was in a fog and it cost me relationships and a job. I went off all medications six months ago and I struggle every day to maintaine myself. I'm totaly anti social and spend most of my time at home alone. I finally found satisfiying work but it's alot of work to maintaine my mood so I don't make the mistakes that caused me to leave my last job. I wish I knew what I could do to improve my situation.
I took prozac for about 2 1/2 months. At first it was great. I could think more clearly, concentrate on multiple projects at work, and I had energy! The problem was after a while I had so much engery I couldn't handle it all. I went and saw my doctor b/c I felt like I was bipolar (which is not my diagnosis. I could talk for 2 hrs staight and run on the treadmill at the same time and then I would be exhasted the 3rd hour. My friends & family couldn't handle me after a while. To make a long story short. I am currently taking Lexapro which is helping but I'm very tired and often
My doctor had me on Prozac for depression. 20 mg. for about 7 months and then my doctor rasied it to 40 mg. for about 2 more months. During this time I experienced sucidal thoughts, thoughts of wanting to hurt myself, muscle spasms, weight gain, violent nightmares and much more. I got off the Prozac gradually and I've now been off the Prozac completely for 3 weeks. The depression while on the Prozac was worse than before I was on it. But the withdrawal for me is worse than being on the Prozac. Getting off of Prozac appears to be a hard battle for me. But there is NO way I will go back on Prozac. If your doctor wants to prescribe you Prozac, I say run the other way!
This drug is absolutely awful in terms of side-effects. I know several people now, aswell as myself that are experiencing panic attacks, upset stomach, and tiredness. I felt BETTER before I was on the drug, and this is supposed to make me FEEL BETTER not WORSE. Doctors, psychiatrists should inform you well of these side-effects in a serious manner because they are serious and they are disabling to people that have to work or go to college.
I thought Tom Cruise was wrong, well in my case and many others he is right, "there's a higher and better quality of life" - that's not to say it doesn't work. But believe me if I knew this would happen I would've so not taken them.
I am wondering how prozac works. I don't feel as angry as I used to. I am not depressed then up. I am very even toned now. How does it work. I do feel extremely tired all the time now. Any suggestions?
I've been on Prozac for about six months. I don't think I exaggerate if I say it kept me from being admitted to hospital for depression. I have now switched to a tricyclic antidepressant, because it offers some anti-anxiety benefits as well. I have nothing bad to say about Prozac.