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Re: cont. Prozac after bad reaction WHAT FOR? & misc?

Posted by Tom on November 7, 1999, at 21:44:01

In reply to cont. Prozac after bad reaction WHAT FOR? & misc?, posted by Diane on November 7, 1999, at 12:20:51

> According to that "Listening to Prozac" book (page 147 top) I should just cut my dose in half and continue on.
> It doesn't make a lick of sense to me. NONE!..... ZERO!
> If one has an immediate bad reaction to an AD (like my overwhelming anger/violence with Prozac), what possible benefit can one derive from continuing it .. at half a dose?
> I also don't understand all this delay in kick-in stuff either. I felt that 20mg Of Prozac within hours!
> Why does it take some ADs weeks to bloom?
> What's it DOING during those weeks?
> How can it be doing ANY THING GOOD when it's making you HURT/sick with side-effects?!
> According to "Listening..." I shouldn't even of had that reaction. That increasing serotonin levels results in a marked decline in hostility and a decrease in the expression of anger.
> The author poopoos the whole idea of people becoming angry/violent off of Prozac.
> Thanks
> Diane

You are not alone. I took 5 mgs of Prozac and had so much anxiety that my stomach hurt. Doc said it's not the Prozac. Increase the dose he said. 10 mgs...20mgs...after one month I was psychotic. It then dawned on me my Pdoc was the one with a screw loose. I immediately stopped the drug and became suicidal. Getting past withdrawl was no piece of cake either. Needless to say that I don't have "Listening to Prozac" on my bookshelf. Just take faith in that you are not alone in your reaction.




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