I have been on Fluoxetine/prozamel/prozac for a long time now and it has steadily been increasing to a level where I am much happier, less anxious and overall healthier in myself. However, since being given medication first about 10 years ago, I have noticed that I have suffered from a few memory losses in situations where it is unusual to have no memory of it. Recently, I have noticed memory loss over times and events that happened recently but I have no recollection of them, and when other people tell me about things I am surprised that they told me I was there, or I said so and so. Mainly my memory loss surrounds things I have done alone, such as cleaning, buying a certain jacket or arranging something for a future event. I cannot remember conversations, peoples names, and expensive clothes I saved for and bought just a month ago until I see a picture on my phone of me wearing it and suddenly I have some slight recollection that I did buy that but it no longer is in my house. I am 30 so I know I shouldn't have this much memory loss, but maybe (i am hoping) it is not age or something more serious, and just a side effect. I did notice it as an uncommon side effect to the medication I am on, but I can see no where people actually talking about it. Anyone have advice or similar experiences?
Is anyone suffering from memory loss while taking 40mg of Prozac?
Question posted by apples1992 on 21 July 2022
Last updated on 21 July 2022 by WildcatVet
Personally I've had no problems with Prozac but I think the answer is yes, no, and maybe. From what I've read there have been anecdotal reports of short term memory loss in some patients but others showing that it actually increases cognitive functions.
Try Googling "Prozac and memory loss". There are many articles... some are studies that are almost indecipherable to us mere humans... but you can still try reading the conclusions. There are also many other articles that you can read.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help but you should certainly alert your doctor if you haven't already.
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