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Re: Prozac and Coffee make me really social !!Why? janejj

Posted by Mitch on December 17, 2001, at 10:10:46

In reply to Prozac and Coffee make me really social !!Why?, posted by janejj on December 16, 2001, at 18:22:57

> Hi,
> I've been taking prozac for 8 weeks 2morrow and I'm feeling the benefits now for sure, which is good ! although I'm going to ask the doctor to add some wellbutrin for its added benefits !!
> The thing is everytime I have a cup of coffee i get really happy, sociable, and generally feel on top of the world. it doesn't happen when i drink tea, so I am wondering if there is some chemical in coffee which is interacting with the prozac ? Anyone else have this experience ? Anyone have any theories as to why this is happening ?
> I don't need to drink alcohol when i go out any more just have a cup of my favorite coffee !!!
> Thanks for any replies in advance !
> Regards
> jane


I noticed that when I took Prozac. I think the Prozac (as with many SSri's)loosens up that "switch" in your head that gets "stuck" allowing your brain to be more cognitively flexible. It makes it easier to flow and shift gears with the context of conversations. The coffee increases your alertness, so you are more "tuned-in" to what everybody else is saying-you listen better. I don't know about the difference between tea and coffee, but tea generally has a lot less caffeine.





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