I have been on Prozac 20 mgs. daily for 3 months. It has helped with insomnia and excessive worrying. However, I have not had improved motivation. If anything, decreased motivation. Could anyone tell me their experience with prozac and motivation? Pros and Cons. Thank You.
I have a problem With motivation also. My doc told me that she can't give me a pill for that! So I've done my best to force myself to get up. Sometimes it works most times it does not. I take Prozac as well, along with Effexor, and Adderal. I tHink the adderal helps wiTh my motivation the most, it is a stimulant.
For me this was a standard feature of this medication, part of what makes it effective is it's affect on "drive."
I started taking Fluoxetine (generic Prozac) 20mg daily a little over a year ago. I thought it was the best thing ever for about 6-9 months. It helped with my depression and especially my anxiety and constant worrisome behavior. I really felt happy and motivated. Lately all I want to do is sleep! I don't feel depressed, anxious or worried at all anymore, it's just like I don't care about doing anything. Total lack of motivation. I have to make myself try to care that the house is a mess and I need to do laundry, go to the grocery store, the simple things... but I really just don't care. I promise I do not feel depressed like I did before I started the med. My family says I seem much more calm and happy since starting on Prozac but they agree I am almost too relaxed and nothing gets done. I feel like I am just being really lazy and don't care, but I want to care! Sorry to ramble on but I'm not sure what to do.
I am so afraid to wean off of Prozac because I really do feel happy on it and I am scared to go back to that dark place if I get off of it. I just need some motivation.
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