I've had more than one friend on Fluoxetine tell me that they had to keep going up and up and up until one day they just "maxed out" and it became minimally effective- I also see accounts of people on 20-40mgs that say they are doing well.
Me: I started on 10 mgs of Prozac (fluoxetine) a week ago. I have been on bupropion 300 xl with very minimal impact on my major depression for 10 weeks, so this is my doctors next step.
He says that Prozac is typically his favorite AD, it's tried and true, and that I should see results within a month.
I fear "chasing normalcy"- I want to stabilize and feel emotions, both positive and negative, when appropriate.