... and I am thinking of either giving it up altogether or upping my dose. I do not have a doctor i can speak to - just get told to 'keep taking the tablets'. Also I am a bit worried that I have been on Prozac for so long - again, doctor doesn't want to know
Hi, angie! You can't give it up altogether because you're obviously still severely depressed. Most antidepressants have a tendency to *poop out* or stop working over long term use. You have plenty of room to increase your dose but you can't do this without the supervision and monitoring of of your doctor. Other options would be to try a newer antidepressant or an add-on like Abilify or Rexulti, but again, you'd need an understanding doctor's co-operation.
Are there other doctors in your area that you could consult with by getting a second opinion? Since it's your health at stake it's your right and responsibility to take control of your treatment plan. Just by taking some positive measures you'll start feeling better.
Best regards and take good care of yourself! Wildcat
andieheap; Please follow Wildcat's advice closely, And if this doctor is not going to help you need to see another doctor. But the medication in Prozac is not something you can just stop it must be done the right way if they are going to replace it but nowadays as My friend Wildcat has said there are many things they can add to the Prozac to make it work better. again if this doctor will not listen find someone that will and tell this doctor that.
Thanks for your help. Will try and see a better doctor who actually is interested! Thanks for taking the time to reply.
I feel for 'ya!
Question: do you feel the Prozac worked for a good amount of those years and has just recently starting pooping out?
I've been taking Prozac (fluoxetine) for 27 years and I am questioning whether it's still providing me benefits.
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