For those who have been on Prozac/Fluoxetine... can you rate your experience in the following areas and what dosage level you are on ? (1) motivation(feeling of getting things accomplished) (2) weight management - weight loss or weight gain (3) sex drive - increase or decrease ??
I am a female and have been taking fluoxetine 10 mg every am for a year now. It does not motivate me at all, i have a constant desire to be dead and dont really care if i get things accomplished, therefore most things dont get done and that adds to my depression and self hate. It has made me gain weight which has sadly snoballed into anorexic behavior because of my bdd and refusal to be fat because i do not want to be a social mockery. The overall effects have made me insecure about myself and my body which has taken away sex drive. I srongly believe that because this was such a breakthrough pill when it was introduced that doctors continue to blindly describe it and not listen to a patient's complaints or adverse affects with regard to it. I stopped taking it myself about a week ago and have noticed i feel a little more positive energy in the morning and have actually felt like getting out a bit. Based on my personal experience i would avoid this old med and try something newer on the market. That is what i will be discussing with my doctor this month.
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