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Are SSRI's the right choice for me?

Posted by SDA on February 12, 2004, at 14:21:56

Yep, it's me again...

I'm currently at home on medical leave from school for what is currently being called "depression". I met with my old pediatric psychiatrist (who has known me since age 11), and he has prescribed Prozac for me.

I've been on various medications since age 11 for OCD among other things. For a number of years I was on 200mg Zoloft and 150mg Wellbutrin SR. I stopped both of those abruptly over a year ago, and did not experience any immediate withdrawal. I tried going back on the Zoloft several weeks ago at 100mg, but had very bad side effects. These included extreme agitation, shaky hands and limbs, and a constant urge to get up and stretch. I had to stop taking it after about a week due to these problems.

So far after only two 10mg doses of Prozac, I'm feeling very similar symptoms. Is this normal with SSRI's? When I look back at the last 8 years, I realize that despite increased symptoms of OCD, I liked my personality much more when I was off of medication. I remember feeling lazy and somewhat apathetic. It's my personal goal to get as far away from these medications as I possibly can. Unfortunately I don't know how else to rid myself of this brain fog.




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