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User Reviews for Prozac

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For Major Depressive Disorder "My Dad was 'special ops' Korean War. I was Training at 6 years old, I was a Marksman, a Black belt at 8, and by 24 years old I was a deep cover operative. SAP/ SCI missions. Night terrors /PSTD episodes were 'every day/evening' most of my life. Now at 63, my kids have degree's and are 'engaged the world'. I trained them. My son has ADHD/on Adderall, my daughter is fine. Hiding my past, I lived 2 lives. Severe increase in night terrors, rages, screaming. Lately as we have moved from Hawaii, wife found old paper about my past, scared her ass, she grabbed $, a bag and flew back to London. 'Dear John' text 4 days later. I am using Xanax, Zoloft, and Adderall for my 'Suicidal thoughts'. My family are 'scared to death of me'. I am hollow, but looking to move on. Trying Prozac for the 1st time, hope it has the desired effect. What better test subject?"

   
1.0

Capt. Rick (taken for less than 1 month) September 12, 2018

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For Anxiety and Stress "I started taking Prozac 3 months ago for anxiety. I started with 2.5 mg for two weeks, then 5 mg for two weeks, then 10 mg for two weeks, then finally my dose of 20 mg. I think this really helped mitigate possible side effects. I haven’t experienced any insomnia or weight gain, or any of the other side effects I read about before starting this medication. Prozac has worked wonders for me and it’s honestly like my happy pill. It has ridden me of the intrusive, anxious thought patterns and panic attacks and I feel like a more reasonable and stable person. I still get anxious every day but I just feel a lot more in control of myself and my state of mind, and my self-talk is more effective than it used to be. I definitely recommend Prozac for anyone suffering from anxiety and panic attacks!!"

   
9.0

bettyboop (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 9, 2018

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For Depression "This is the second SSRI I've tried for anxiety and depression. I will say that my anxiety now is basically nonexistent. I tried 20mg for a month then my doctor brought me up to 40mg. I feel like a complete zombie. I am so BORED and I feel like nothing is interesting or worth doing. I have no motivation. I sleep like 10 hours a night and end up taking a nap most days too. Prior to going on Prozac I was dealing with a lot of anxiety/agoraphobia but still had some motivation to do fun things or work on personal projects. Now I feel like everyday is just a slog to get through, that I need to occupy my brain somehow until I can go back to sleep. Prozac has made my suicidal thoughts a lot more frequent. I get very little enjoyment out of life and it feels like there's nothing to look forward to. I have no plan to act on these thoughts, but the increase led me to stop taking Prozac a week ago. Yesterday I learned that it can take as long as 3 months for Prozac to fully leave your body--yikes."

   
3.0

Lee September 7, 2018

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For Anxiety and Stress "So far I’m about 2 months into using Prozac and I must say it’s done wonders for me. I want to let people know that the first few weeks I had some stomach issues (slight loose stools) which subsided around week 3. After that my mood has been better my attitude and relationship has flourished. Also an odd side effect for me is having an increased libido. (Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing) also taking longer for orgasms (again probably isn’t a bad thing). If anxiety and depression rule your life give Prozac a try."

   
9.0

RF (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 7, 2018

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For Major Depressive Disorder "My mental illnesses that started when I was 13 & I had my first attempted suicide and ended up in a long term hospital for treatment. I was given Prozac when it was “The In” drug for teens! Now at 41 I’ve been on everything & now I’m back to Prozac. I feel amazing when I’m on it! I usually start feeling normal & stop taking it thinking it was a phase until it comes back! Now I’m sitting at my pharmacy waiting for it when normally with any antidepressants I couldn't care a less when it gets filled cause I still have to wait a month for it to work! Prozac seems to work instantly! It gave me energy, made me focused and happy! No dark, paranoid thoughts! Sex drive decreases but I can still orgasam. Everybody’s bodies are different and we all have different disorders, to me Wellbutrin was THE WORST! I think you have to trust your doctors and try a few and go with the one that works the best with least side affects!"

   
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Rachelling September 5, 2018

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For Depression "I was prescribed the 20mg dosage of "Prozac" by my primary care physician per the request of my therapist. After two weeks of using it daily I think this is going to be part of a solution for me. After two weeks I definitely notice a difference. The 'noise' in my head (the horrible things it says) go nearly silent. My ears still ring a lot but not as much as before. I'm a little jittery, but I attribute that to a new exercise program I'm using as another part of the solution. The feeling I get about an hour after taking the pill is a sense of peace. The world appears a little brighter, and my tunnel vision subsides and the negative thoughts go mostly silent. I still have my spark while taking this drug too, which means I still have a sense of humor and can plan for the future. I still care about things, which is cool. I also find I don't overreact or worry about the future as much now. I'll see how this pans out in a month or two after I talk to a psychologist. Best wishes!"

   
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Malachi Jones September 2, 2018

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For Anxiety and Stress "I’ve been taking for 2 months and it has worked wonders for me and to think I been suffering from anxiety and depression and a serious eating disorder and this was all I need was Prozac. My mind state has completely changed I’m happy - I'm not a negative thinker anymore. I feel like a new and improved version already and can’t wait to see how much more better I feel as I continue taking this medication!! It’s so worth trying if you're suffering from depression"

   
9.0

Victoria (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 29, 2018

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For Anxiety and Stress "Throughout my life I’ve been over-bearingly anxious. Never felt comfortable around people and would over-think everything. I’ve always been told to “tough it out” or “just don’t over think and over worry” I recently just ended my 4 years in the Marine Corps and was finally able to find the help I need without it affecting my military career. I’ve been taking Prozac 20 mg (Fluoxetine) and did not feel anything in till week 3 where I noticed that I wasn’t as uncomfortable or anxious. Fast forward to week 6 and my anxiety is virtually extinguished. I am now able to have conversations with groups of people I don’t know and I’ve been much more outgoing. There is still a little anxiety, but it’s manageable. Only negative side effect for me is that it takes a little longer to achieve an orgasm (which can be both good or bad, depending on the situation lol). I highly recommend prozac!!"

   
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Jay (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 18, 2018

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For Depression "I've been 3 months on Prozac feel like zombie, not wanting get up in morning and not sleeping properly"

   
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Deedee (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 13, 2018

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For Anxiety and Stress "I’m 29 and have had severe anxiety most of my life. I have an overwhelming sense of being on-edge, nervousness and general uncomfortability. Went to rehab for benzodiazepines and opiates where I was prescribed 20mg Prozac. one a day for over a year but ran out of insurance and stopped taking it. I had the most crippling anxiety and wouldn’t even go out to the mailbox because I was so nervous about everything, don’t get me started about driving on a freeway! I was desperate and almost caved in to my self-prescribed meds that will work. Went to the Dr and got on prozac 40 mg a day, with 15mg Busprisone 2x, with Propanolol 10mg 3x a day and it really helps. I could feel the buspar help with my nerves on the road almost within the first week. I started getting the content/ slightly euphoric effects of the Prozac a tickle at 2-3 weeks and I could tell a big difference now at 5-6 weeks. The propranolol is like my go to for a panic situation, like the DMV, store, or having to share in a group."

   
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NamedNikki August 11, 2018

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For Anxiety and Stress "Awful!! I never felt worse than when I was on this drug. I had constant nausea, no appetite, huge intense mood swings. 10/10 do NOT recommend this"

   
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19 year old girl (taken for less than 1 month) August 8, 2018

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder "Prozac is the only medication that has worked for my OCD especially with my intrusive thoughts repetitive behavior and homicidal thoughts; I'm a high functioning sociopath w/manic depressive bipolar disorder and extreme anxiety... unfortunately the prozac doesn't completely take care of my anxiety/panic attacks so I was put back on xanax [PRN] I also take Seroquel/lamactil (i do have seizures) diazepam when seizure activities are present."

   
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Lucia (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 8, 2018

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For Depression "I lived life trying to fake it until I could make it. I lived like I was an extrovert but inside I felt like a worthless daughter, wife, mother and friend. I worked myself into a state of being physically ill & nearly died. When discovered that I subconsciously attempted a long term suicide, I woke up to complete chaos. I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder w/psychosis. I started Prozac & was so sick & tired the first 2weeks that I wanted to stop taking it but wasn’t allowed to. Prozac allowed me to accept my natural personality & create a healthy, happy and safe way to live. I would love to think I would be ok now without it but it isn’t worth the risk. I have such peace in my heart & mind. I did add a low dose of Wellbutrin after the first year for sexual side effects. No drug will fix everything and they all have side effects but this combo has worked for me and has given me the life I now know I deserve. Good luck!"

   
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Marthan August 2, 2018

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For Depression "I started Prozac for depression when I was 16 yrs old and I'm now 18 and a half, so I've been on it for around 2 years at this point. Any benefits this drug provided in terms of my mood were minimal. I started on 10mg, then 20mg, then 40mg. When the dose increased to 40mg my life became a foggy haze. I felt like a zombie, I had no emotions, I forgot what happiness or sadness actually felt like and felt so dark. Suicidal thoughts and life lost all meaning. I frequently put myself in dangerous situations, began smoking cigarettes, and nearly attempted suicide 2-3 times. Additionally, my sex drive is a thing of the past and maintaining a full erection during sex isn't possible. I am seeing my psychiatrist tomorrow and I will discontinue this med."

   
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Jake (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 30, 2018

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder "I started on the generic of Prozac in March after trying Zoloft, Celexa, AND Effexor. Good news is that I did not have any initial side effects (I had extreme initial side effects from the other 3), bad news is that it did not help with my OCD or anxiety. It actually gave me more anxiety, because it made me lose tons of hair on the top of my head where my crown is. You could even see bald patches, there was so much lost. :(.......I was only on it for 3 months, and the doctor took me off immediately once he saw what it was doing to my hair:( I am trying Luvox now, which I have never heard of, but truly hope it helps. This will be the 5 SSRI I have tried in the past 10 months. Praying this is the one."

   
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Sylvia July 26, 2018

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For Depression "I have been taking Prozac for almost 10 years. I feel it is no longer working for me and when I try to up the dose I get chest pains. Although it worked good for some time, I think I need a new antidepressant."

   
8.0

Snickers (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 26, 2018

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder "I was prescribed Prozac 1 yr ago, and it has made a huge difference in my depression. I didn't even realize it was used for OCD, which I also have. I came to terms with my OCD years ago, so it wasn't my focus when seeking medical help. However, my counting episodes are few and far between in recent months. They used to be daily. No drug is perfect, and it's not the only one I'm on (sometimes combos are necessary), but I feel much better than I did while on Effexor, which I tried for more than 2 years."

   
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Jamie (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 5, 2018

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For Major Depressive Disorder "Prozac did relieve my symptoms of depression fairly quickly (within 2 weeks) upon beginning administration, and noticeable improvement of my overall mood and wellbeing occurred. However, I experienced a significant decrease in sexual desire, and also was completely unable to achieve sexual climax while taking the medication. I then experienced 3 episodes of "esophagitis" or horrible pains in chest/throat/stomach that felt like a bolus of food trapped in my throat. The pain was so debilitating that I was forced to discontinue use. I would recommend this medication for the treatment of depression, however the side effects are personally too painful for me."

   
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Motherof2 (taken for less than 1 month) July 3, 2018

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder "Absolutely loved it. Towards the end, I was put on lithium as well and started having adverse effects. But when I was on prozac alone, my OCD was immensely curbed."

   
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Max (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 2, 2018

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For Depression "After over 2.5 yrs. of trying different antidepressants, I finally got to try Prozac and I feel like I've finally found something that works!"

   
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Mia (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 2, 2018

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For Major Depressive Disorder "I started on prozac in 1990 and went off just over a year ago. So it was a total of about 28yrs. I was on 80mg a day but at one time they had me on 160mg!!! This is a great life saving medication. When I first started my family called it my "chill pill". It made things not seem so bad sort of like, oh no, you cut your arm off. Let's just pick it up and go to the doctor's so they can sew it back on. You have to work at finding the time of day to take it so that it works best for you. The side effects that affected me the most was the headaches. They triggered my migraines in numbers and strength. At times I would forget and/or put off taking it and I could definitely feel myself hitting below rock bottom. The original doctor prescribed Prozac and Phentermine at the same time. He wouldn't do anything unless I went through therapy too."

CatNav (taken for 10 years or more) June 25, 2018

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For Depression "This medication has helped me so much with my happiness and mood, it has definitely levelled me out. BUT I am quite disappointed because my sex drive and libido has gone. I hate saying that I had trouble maintaining an erection during sex twice. I did notice and pay attention to my libido going down over time. Completely stopped masturbating. Never had this problem before. I do blame this medication. It’s a shame. 4 days off it so I will see how it goes and see whether my libido improves. Been on this drug for about 3 months"

   
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Sam15 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 13, 2018

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For Anxiety and Stress "This antidepressant does help with anxiety and depression, but caused me to have side effects like stomach problems (mostly diarrhea), terrible acne, made me tired yawning all day, constantly hungry, and bothered my sinuses. I was only on it for a few weeks and had to go off of it."

MSmith June 10, 2018

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For Depression "I was on 10mg starting and it didn't help, so I went to 20mg and my life felt so on track, I gained 30 lbs, but with exercise daily I lost 15 and don't mind the way I look. I have bipolar II and It made my mania worse, but with the right mood stabilizer, I believe this antidepressant is a great. I switched to wellbutrin and I hate it, I am going back to Prozac today"

   
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KADEZKO (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 23, 2018

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For Major Depressive Disorder "I have been taking Prozac 20 mg now for at least a month and a half and I am so glad for this medication. On the first day I took this pill I felt different. I have lost weight which is a great thing because I am overweight. I don't really have a appetite, not complaining about that at all but the only down side is NOOOOOO sex drive at all and I can barely have a orgasm. I'm going to stick with the medicine because I have struggled with depression for years and years and haven't felt this good in I don't know when. My medicine works all day everyday and sex only last a few minutes...not giving up my medicine for sex. Give the medicine time to get in your system it really works and it has saved my life! Thank goodness for this Pill."

   
9.0

depressedgirl1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 17, 2018

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