Posted by n_shrimpie on January 16, 2012, at 18:15:48
In reply to Re: low dose prozac more effective AD than high dose?, posted by linkadge on January 11, 2012, at 20:19:01
> >on day 14 of my prozac and still complete
> >anhedonia. i can't even get out of bed.
> You restarted? You can always try a lower dose. For some people, if the dose gets too high, it just doesn't work. I think the SSRIs can supress dopamine, but it probably depends on your initial biochemical makeup. If people start with a low serotonin / dopamine ratio, then the SSRI would probably work better.
> I got by with 5mg of prozac and felt great. Better than 10mg.
yes i restarted 20 mg on Dec 21, and my anhedonia is awful. i can't even motivate enough to take a shower, and can barely get out of bed. i feel like a zombie, it's unendurable. I want to stop taking it so badly, but feel i need to give it the requisite 6 weeks since i didn't last time. Or i may reduce it now to 10mg, since on my first trial i felt best when it was washing out of my system. i started on 20 mg instead of 10mg because i thought the onset of action would be faster. i can't tell if my anhedonia is deppression or prozac related and i'm terrified that i'll get permanent, irreversible anhedonia from the prozac. should i just stop it altogether now? i've also been reducing my lamictal from 400 to 200 because i think it may be causing my cognitive fog, but don't feel any differently since i reduced it.