I'm on 20 mg for about 5 days now. I take it in the morning... I talk fast without thinking much, say hello to strangers, more outgoing, etc. But for the most part, just hyper, dancing, skipping, etc. I'm not bipolar... and have never been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I am taking Prozac for depression. Just wondering if anyone else has had this happen.
31 Oct 2011
Sanger, I am curious if you have been on prozac before? Besides that,Prozac can have a number of side effects "Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes,trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself."
Naturally the suicide one is common sense, but I believe few people know that Prozac can cause hyperactivity etc. If I were you I would err on the side of caution and give your doctor a quick call and just let him know what you are experiencing , he will probably tell you it is nothing , but at least you will feel better knowing you have rung him etc.
I hope you have a wonderful day.
31 Oct 2011
hi sanger4life. Yes what you are feeling, going through is called hypomania. Hypomania is the opposite of depression. You have lots of energy, a high of sorts, rushing about, doing things and with seemingly endless energy. You'll need to keep an eye on it. Sometimes it will leave on its own accord, meaning the hypomania, if it doesn't you'll need to talk top your doctor and your dose most probably will have have to be adjusted. best wishes to you,
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