Posted by DSA on February 5, 2003, at 22:39:05
In reply to effexor withdrawal/prozac, posted by anais on February 5, 2003, at 17:34:13
> <edit> The whole "revving up" process seems to indicate how powerful and foreign this thing is for the human body. Oh well. I hope this prozac works. Please let me know if you had/are having positive experiences with prozac. <
I'm traveling the opposite direction, going from Prozac 40MG to Effexor 150MG. I think you're right, Effexor seems to be a different beast, certainly different from what I've experienced before. Time will tell.
In response to your query, I wanted to say that, while it lasted, Prozac was a miracle worker for me. It was effective in my case for about two years, the best two of my life. Unfortunately, it or I seemed to lose the thread after two years, and I haven't found a suitable replacement since. I was drawn to Effexor based largely on their online advertising, which seemed to describe exactly what I'd experienced with Prozac (offering Effexor as a replacement, of course).
If Prozac is going to work for you, my wish is that you know it soon. (I'd say that you WILL know it very soon, but I've been amazed at the diverse reactions expressed on this site, and I've become reluctant to assert my own reactions other than as anecdotes -- I realize now that no one is affected in quite the same manner by these meds. So, the anecdote: I knew within hours of my first dose that Prozac held greater promise for my condition than anything I'd experienced before. It still took weeks to become fully effective, but the promise saw me through.)
I hope you meet success. I would simply caution that, if it works, you should still prepare for another transition in the indeterminate future. Best wishes.