I have been on Prozac for nearly 20 years... Now I hear that it causes premanent brain damage, is this true?
where in the world did you hear something like that? i was put on it about 4 months ago and my shrink thinks it is the best if prescribed right. he has never mentoned brain damage at all. he is a shrink from a father who was a shrink etc., so he is very familiar with these type of drugs. let me know if that claim is ever validated. good luck
My advise to you is to buy and read the book "Beyond Prozac" by doctor Terry Lynch I am sure this book will help change your life for the better.People in America seem very messed up on drugs and every normal feeling,habit,emotion and personality trait has been medicalised and turned into a so called disorder.Drug companies are behind this. They have ODD(Obsessive diagnosing disorder) Also try St Johns Wort A natural antidepressant.I hope you feel better soon. Remember You only live once so treasure each day
My personal opinion yes, I was on it for 18years and had to come off due to strange symptoms and lots of neurological symptoms that I still have 15 months after stopping. I'm not very well and also very angry I was left on so long. I feel I have neurotoxicity but can't get diagnosed.
My whole body has been effected by this drug and I know it caused my problems because I have never been on anything else that effects brain or nervous system.
Be careful with what you read and supplements. I have read the book "Listening to Prozac" and it proved helpful in understanding my own illness. It did help with my decision to change doctors and to see a neurologist. I have an appointment next week and will talk more about what happens afterwords. Investigate thoroughly any recommended supplements. I began to take B6 and magnesium supplements daily and it may have hurt. Also investigate the newer drugs SNRIs, some say they are the next generation of prozac. I am skeptical but will seek professional help top guide me.
- Prozac Information for Consumers
- Prozac Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prozac (detailed)
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