... 20mg for 30days now. My mood is slightly better but not much. I am also on Adderall 20mg 2/day due to Adult ADD in which I really noticed after I had a family to care for. I always coped before. I have a hard time dealing with life and I am never happy. All I want to do is giggle and smile. I have a good life and still depressed. Should I give this prozac more time? The side effects have been minimal compared to the several other meds I have been on in the past 1-1/2years. Any Suggestions? I have also been Diagnosed with Thoracic outlet sydrome which is a rare but chronic condition that has hindered everyday life. I have been very active most of my life and I am to the point I want to do nothing. I am at a loss. Any help would be great! Thanks!
I too have Major Depressive Disorder and have also wondered if I had ADD. I cannot concentrate on anything lately. I have tried Prozac and unfortunately have nothing good to say about it. It made me have suicidal and homicidal thoughts and I was immediately taken off of it. I have found that Paxil has worked the best for me, I am on 40mg of it a day in the morning and I am doing pretty good on that. I have tried them all, Lexapro, Celexa, Prozac, Wellbutrin all of them and Paxil has been my life saver. I personally highly recommend it even though some people say it has some of the same warnings as Prozac. They all do. Hope this helps. Good luck.
I'll keep this short and sweet, Prozac/Fluoxetine doesn't always reach therapeutic level in exactly 30 days, it can take much longer depending on your serotonin level and other neurotransmitter levels, each person is different, but you should have a general idea od it's effectiveness within a month. Also, it will be difficult to differentiate what effects are from Prozac and which are from the Adderall. You might give Remeron/Mitrazapine a try at the 30mg dose, the 15mg is used as a sedative... Remeron at this dose is often effective when SSRIs aren't as it's a different antidepressant class. Hope this helps.
I am also 34 and I have been diagnosed with Atypical Depression (began around 15-ish) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
I take 40mg of Prozac and it has helped me.I would say it's been about 6 months? Due to other medicinal changes (too many at once) I was upped to 80mg which made me a zombie. So I am back to 40mg and I also take Xanax (which I have abused and my doctor knows - I tried Valium, but it gave me a constant dull headache) and he put me on Adderall yesterday as I've had little to no motivation and trouble focusing etc. I am taking 15mg twice a day and so far, I am hopeful, but I can tell it's increasing my blood pressure. I heard that hibiscus tea can help lower blood pressure. Just FYI. Also, he mentioned I would probably take less Xanax while on the Adderall. I have found that to be the case. Of course this is only Day 2!
I have been on and off of meds since I was 19. Watched my mom die when I was 17 so that didn't really help. I have tried a lot of different meds (not for all the 17 years since she's died. I was off of meds for awhile here and there - was numb for a very long time and didn't "need" anything anyway). Paxil, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Celexa, Lexapro, Buspar, Klonopin, Valium, and now of course Prozac, Xanax and Adderall. The Effexor XR was very helpful (I thought so). I was in a tough work situation and it got me through. Apparently my depression was still outward according to my ex. Shrug. My general doc at the time took me off of it due to high blood pressure. I now see a psychiatrist. I check my BP at home and I am concerned about it. I'm going to try that tea ASAP! Just heard about it today :)
I think you should give the Prozac more time. It's old school, but it's a good medication and one of the few that allows me to have a libido. Not perfect, but better than any other med I've been on. I know that is an individual thing though.
Also you may inquire about upping your dose to 40mg??? Or 30 if they have 10's??? I don't know.
I don't know what Thoracic outlet syndrome is, but I wonder if it is the cause of your depression or a separate disease?
Life is pretty complicated for us eh?
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