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Re: Prozac...and what else?

Posted by collegeguy on April 16, 2004, at 22:46:18

In reply to Re: Prozac...and what else?, posted by lexman on April 16, 2004, at 19:14:35

If Prozac worked for you, why not go back to that? Just because it is an older medication doesn't mean it is any less good than the newer guys.

Another SSRI you might try though is Zoloft (sertraline hcl), because in addition to raising serotonin levels, it also raises to a much smaller degree dopamine levels (through dopamine reuptake inhibition) and is as a result often found to be on the more stimulating end of the SSRI family.

However, Wellbutrin is thought to be the most stimulating of all the antidepressants because it affects norepinephrine primarily, so it is slightly odd that you are tired on it, though everyone reacts differently to each med.

Back to the Prozac though--many people are not even lucky enough to find one drug that is adequate for them; if Prozac was a fantastic thing for you, you should not ignore it. If you had to discontinue due to side effects, that's another thing, but if it interacted well with you, definitely talk to your doctor about switching to it. Switching from Lexapro to prozac usually results in little to no withdrawal because they are both relatively long acting SSRIs and taper naturally from your bloodstream.




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