Hey, I'm Maxine. I'm always angry and depressed. I've been told by multiple doctors that no-one should be as depressed as I am, ALL the time. I recently turned 14 years old on January 28th. I started out with Zoloft 10mg, it didn't seem to work, gradually over the year I was eventually was bumped up to 100mg. I found it made a difference in my behavior especially with sleeping, eating, etc. Well it was such a high dosage I thought I'm just having some side affects and it'll work! Sure enough it did, later on through the months I began to experience what doctors call, 'the Honey Moon phase'. I will explain for those who may not know what it is- the honey moon phase is where the pill is helping for awhile, but then you start to notice it not really helping. (Sorry that it's not the best explanation.) After that, my doctor instantly put me on 50mg of Pristiq(which I believe is only Canadian.) It didn't phase me at all. I was so angry. My mother says there is no magic pill, I have to work at it too. But as victims of Depression, we all know that is very well easier said than done. Recently he sent me to a Psychiatrist, I found out I have Childhood and Paranoid Schizophrenia, which certainly does not help my situation, as you can see. Anyways, he prescribed me Prozac. I haven't started it yet, I am instructed to wait a week so I can ween off Pristiq. I also have trouble sleeping, which makes me more depressed since I'm left alone with my thoughts. As a victim of Childhood and Paranoid Schizophrenia- it is hard to stick with one thought. So, I end up thinking about many depressing things at once. For example: I haven't been to school in 34 days, my only job is to attend school (8th grade) and I can't even do that. Why am I such a failure? Or, Why can't I make people happy, why are they also angry or disappointed with me. Stuff like that. Another thing that makes it worse- I can't stand living in my own skin. I'm never gonna be a skinny little twig like most girls, I'm a curvy young lady, it's how I'm built I can't change that, but because I'm depressed I eat more than I should. I'm currently 35 pounds, roughly, over the "normal" weight suggestion for a girl my age. I guess thats enough about my life x3 I just wanted to let you guys know my story so you'd be able to tell me with the amount of Depression, Anxiety, I have, you could tell me how Prozac would effect me. I'm hoping it will work because I can't handle this anymore. I'm on the verge of breaking down again. I recently cut myself multiple times on my wrist with my mothers razor blade I had stolen from her sewing kit monthhhhhsssssssssssssssssssss ago. I'm ashamed but I needed to know that I was still alive, still bleeding. I've felt so numb. Please share your expierences with Prozac and how it may have helped you. I just want an idea. I know it's unusual for a girl my age to be prescribed a medication meant for adults, but please try to give me the best examples of how it has helped you. Anyways, I apologize for the novel I just made you read. Have a wonderful weekend.

- Maxine.