PCPain, I was thinking about going on antidepressants, but maybe not, after reading your post
Ah well abandonedcompletely, as they say fore-warned is fore-armed and these are some of the "little" side effects our friendly doctors often don't mention....!
I think it may be a doctor thing, maybe they have a good laugh while they are prescribing lol...
I read your post (poor you) and am here to support you amongst others.
At least now for the first time in my life I am officially a stud muffin lol..lots of staying power without a money shot.....sick joke lol!!
Ying-yang ying yang!
Anybody else having any sort of trouble with AD's????
I miss the short-term Olanzapine I had.
That stuff was awesome.
You gain weight on it so it must do something very scary at the metabolic level, but for no depression no anxiety and sleep like a baby and focus like a well-trained guru, and free from the government to boot, well, just say no did not apply.
Prozac is an old, old drug. If you are having a lot of negative side effects, there are many other options out there. A lot of doctors like to start with prozac because it is cheap, works for a variety of other problems besides depression like anxiety, and it generally doesn't cause weight gain.
If you don't like prozac, talk to you doctor about switching to one of the newer compounds like Celexa (my favorite), lexapro, or zoloft.
If you want to do away with the Dr. all together, do some research on vitamin B complex. It will chemically alter your emotional state, and its a natural occurring substance in your body. and the biggest plus, it has NO bad side effects, and if your body doesn't need the amount you take you just naturally "excrete" it. 1000mg is a good starting point. It helped me deal with a LOT of stress and stabilize my emotional roller coaster. another "plus" is that its a LOT easier on your wallet, and you DO NOT need a prescription to get it.
Yep, went on prozac when i was about 18, had never had a panic attack until i started taking it! One minute i was high as a kite, giggling at stupid crap and talking to myself, talking to others at a hundred miles an hour pace and believing i was queen of the world! - next minute, on the floor sobbing, too exhausted and overcome with emotion to do anything. Prozac has MAJOR side effects for some! thank god I had people around me at the time to stop me from really going crazy, takin me to the dr's and getting me to stop taking them!