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Effect of prozac
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My wife is on it and it is addictive and a patient on it has to be weened off carefully, it isnt so much as u need a fix of it more the fact that u become very anxious if u come off it, and also increase your dosage in some people.
It takes about 2 weeks to get into your system and the first two weeks u can become a lot more anxious and irritable before the effects work.
What she finds being on it that she is more tired, not physically drained but can easily fall asleep if she sits still for half an hour, even after little or no exercise and a good 8 hours rest. and that she feels a lot calmer within her self and the anxiety she was suffering and the feeling of being fed up and low were eased. It isnt a miracle cure to make u into a grinning cheshire cat with no worries, but it makes getting through the day easier and the bouts of feeling down significantly less frequent. She swears by the stuff but does think that because of the effects it causes coming off it she may be on it a long time.
Very important advice about comming off prozac.
A friend of mine was on it and she didn't like the way it made her emotionless. She went from worrying too much about everything and everybody to feeling nothing. She just stopped taking it and she couldn't even be bothered to get out of bed for a week. Her mum had to move in and take care of her kids. It was so unlike her we were all very worried for a while.
The first couple of weeks of taking it, you have to be careful, as some people commit suicide! It doesn't cause suicidal feelings - what it is, people who are depressed with suicidal thoughts often do not have the energy to actually kill themselves. Prozac gives them a bit more energy before it levels their mood. So you are supposed to be carefully monitored to start with.
There can be some side effects sure, not least suppressing your sex drive, but overall it's a great help for some of us.