I took fluoxetine for years alone and some time combined with other drugs, and was always a success. Jan last year seemed it stopped working. Went On effexor for the whole year with some success. Going back to fluoxetine is it a good idea? Being on 20mg for a month but not feeling great. Shall I talk to my doc to increase the dose or try something else? Any comment will be really appreciated.
Hello my friend, has fluoxetine helped any? I know that i had that same experiance with zoloft. i was on it for 8 years and i was great, then after the birth of my son and my hubby getting sick with cancer i was overwhelmed, i was upped to 150 and still no relief. then i was switched to effexor and it worked for the depression for 3 years at 75 mg, but i was always moody and aggitated. The dr put me back on zoloft and i couldnt take the side effects i gave it 9 weeks and i felt horrible. now im back on effexor and the depression is gone although i still have some unpleasant side effects and im debating whether or not to try something else. IDK, im sorry i dont know if this helps but i wanted to mention my experiance. Good luck and God Bless - Nena
The only thing I wanted to mention is that Effexor is an SNRI while Prozac (fluoxetine) is an SSRI. Two different types of antidepressants. If the Effexor helped then maybe staying on a SNRI type antidepressant would be better such as Pristiq or Cymbalta. You can always try an increase in the prozac and if it doesn't help reconsider an SNRI.
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