Posted by blueberry on May 21, 2006, at 15:54:07
In reply to Prozac making me Apathethic, posted by rjlockhart on May 20, 2006, at 14:46:38
Yeah, ssri's are notorious for inducing apathy. I think doctors under-recognize it or don't want to admit it.
You could reduce the dosage. You could add a small amount of desipramine to it. That would give you the noradrenaline and dopamine effect that is missing, and would partially feel like the stimulants that you miss. Since prozac will dramatically increase blood levels of desipramine, you would only need a very tiny amount.
Just an idea. I hate that apathy thing. I mean, it's better than being depressed, but still it leaves you with a lower quality of life.