I have been taking anti dep meds on and off for a few years but recently been on fluoxetine for about a year now. I have been dealing with the pain of a miscarrage a few years ago along with all the usual rubbish childhood/rubbish parents that so many people have been through! I started using recreational drugs and that was of course a downward spiral but for the last 6mths i have been working really hard to stay clean and away from the bad crowds iwas in. But recently all i have wanted to do is drink and get high. I get angry at friends that show their concern and offer help and just tell them i am fine. and the thought of going towork and pretending just makes it worse. I dont want to do this anymore, i know i can do better than this but it just seems like the easiest way to deal with it. All i can say is when i am drunk, high or both it doesnt hurt anymore. Could the fluoxetine be doing more harm than good now???
Hi there. I too take Prozac. Not on a regular basis, just when I get depressed. Isn't that a hoot. It dosen't work when it is in the bottle. lol
I can relate about having the feelings you do, I am 55yrs old and still have issues. You seem to be young and if you are and can stay sober or not be addicted to anything please try to stay that way. I too tried just about eveything when I was young. I never got addicted to anything because I had to work and I really didn't feel like having the hangovers all the time. But low and behold, in 1997 I hurt my back and have been struggling with all sorts of pills since. I am not taking methadone for my pain. It turned out to be a good fit for me. But, if you don't have health issues, please try talking to someone with experience. It is a lot harder to quit if your not depending on them now than later. I wish you the right path to follow and God or whom ever keep you safe.
hey there:) i am also taking that crap... lol. well, hopefully it's not crap... i have been through a lot of that same rubbish you were talking about... started in my early childhood and i've been trying to cope ever since. i was raised really strict so as soon as i got outa highschool i wanted to experience everything and found that i like the feeling of not feeling a lot more than remembering past hurts. anyway... long story short i got in with the wrong crowds and some of the people i allowed to be around me(in my house my car) were not on the same page as me as far as basic beliefs go ie:don't steal... basic stuff like that and i ended up getting in trouble because i gave a ride to a friend and he had stollen jewlery on him and even tho i had nothing to do with it i got put on felony probation... so, i was faced with jail or sobriety... i used to smoke a helluva lotta weed... 4 the past 9 years... and used to do a little bit of everything but for the past 2 years mostly popped x pills and drank and smoked great weed:)lol... when i went to report to my po i got sent to jail for 5 days wich seemed like an eternity to me... i wanted to die... i have to kids and i felt like they probably thought i had abandoned them so when i got out i started going to a counselor to try and work on resolving issues from my childhood that had made me hurt so bad that i always wanted to be high or drunk or just not feeling... if you know what i mean. anyway... that was in september. i still go talk to my counselor but i have also been taking the generic form of prozac the past 3 months. so far i feel like it has helped me a little bit... at least as far as taking the edge away and ecspecially helping take the edge off and helping me not be quite as bitchy before and during my period. how long have you been on it? i wanted them to put me on lexapro but they said my insurance wouldn't cover it... so i am trying it... when i get really stressed out sometimes all i want to do is escape and smoke a fat blunt of some fire ass weed but i know i cant because i value being there for my children and the thought of not being able to be with them because i made a momentary wrong choice with out thinking about what the consequenses would be scares the hell outa me... sooo... i take what the doctor gives me... go for a walk or a drive with my music blasting if need be and pray that i can get through it all without snapping:) anyway, my thoughts and prayers are with you... cuz it all sounds so familiar... i would love to know how long you have been on prozac... and if you have any kids cuz that does factor in2 the whole equation... well, let me know how you are... take care of you... :)
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