... and it seems that everything about this drug is bad. like what does it do good for me? why am i taking it? it just looks like when you take it you have to deal with a bunch of side effects and increased suicidal thoughts ans stuff like that... i thought i was prescribed this so i would STOP having suicide thoughts but it says that it will just increase them? i dont understand... please explain to me what Fluoxetine does good for me. thank you
I would definately talk to your doctor about how you are feeling, you sound so very scared. Unfortunately I don't have any good news about this drug for you, it made me worse also, I was getting thoughts of suicide and homicide and I was taken off of it immediately and ended up in the hospital till the thoughts stopped so I would be safe. I have found that Paxil works the best. I know some people say things about that too but it has been a life saver literally for me. I found that the Paxil had some simular warnings but I tried it in the hospital and it worked great the thoughts/actions decreased a great deal so that I could deal with any others that happen to pop up better, it also helps me with my severe PTSD too. I hope you can find some peace of mind soon, please call and talk to someone if the thoughts get to bad, there is no shame in asking for help. I hope this helps good luck you have a long road ahead of you. I will be thinking of you. Write in and let me know how you are o.k. please.
At 17 I had already had several years of anxiety and panic. You are taking Prozac. From people I know who tried it everyone had some kind of side effect. This makes me wonder why not Celexa or another antidepressant with less side effects. I think you should continue to research on your own and check the out the other drugs. If your doctor cares how you are feeling he should be willing to try some other drug or perhaps you may get a second opinion from a different doctor. I was given valium, librium, which were used in the late 60's before all these antidepressants were approved for use. I take Celexa and Klonopin (a benzo) you may ask about adding a benzo and changing from Prozac. Good Luck!
You are probably being prescribed this drug for depression. The drug should diminish suicidal thoughts, but on some (rare?) occasions may work the other way. The drug maker just wants you to know to look out for that, not saying these side effects will actually happen.
You should definitely go back to your doctor and discuss your very important concerns with her or him, and not have to ask a bunch of strangers online.
If you are going to a general practitioner/family doctor, I'd strongly recommend that you request a referral to a good therapist, and in addition, probably a psychiatrist (not necessarily the same person) solely to manage your medications. Family doctors mean well, but ordinarily just don't have the training and time it takes to manage mood disorders properly.
Yellowjacket313, I know what you're going through is no fun, and I wish you the very best in dealing with your difficult situation.
Hi YJ1313 Sacosam here with notes from My "For what it's worth dept"! First, All depression drugs suck, period. The reason S.S.R.I.'s & drugs like Lipitor etc. were created in the first place, was to make money for the drug industry. The most any of them will do is level your playing field ["your Mind"] so that You won't have thoughts of suicide or manic episodes , stuff like that. Young Person, I'm speaking from nearly 20 yrs. experience. Know this, once you're on them , you're HOOKED for LIFE. That's exactly why the drug Co's created them. Like you , I started out on Prozac. Like you , I questioned why I didn,t feel good, like all the adds, said, and like My Dr. said I would... He lied ! Kid , get the hell off Prozac... NOW! You want a reason , read what you wrote in your post. Get a GOOD psycologist or a VERY GOOD
counseler if you can afford it. If you can't... [DO YOU TRUST YOUR DOCTOR... yes /no] if not , GET ANOTHER DOCTOR ! ! OK, this from me and My personal experiences only. CLEXA / CITALOPRAM , would be My 2nd choice. ZOLOFT ,SERTRALINE , is what i'm on now. It's easy to get on as you can take the 25mg starter pill and break it in half. 12.5mg isn't bad for a start , but you can cut it into quarters or hell, crush it if you want to. one last thing Kid, you are 17yrs.old. That's about equivilent to 25 yrs. old,when I was a kid. What i'm saying is... YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING ! Those pills are in YOUR hand and they're going into YOUR body ! Get all the info. you can get , and I mean that. Your mind is serious shit kid... don't mess with it... "YOU"! are your only boss ! ! ! When you get on your Horse and get to riding into your life, give me a shout. Let Me know what's up and how you're doing... I CARE ! ! SACOSAM..I am !
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