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Prozac + ? = Good

Posted by Ruuudy on December 27, 2017, at 12:27:07

I'm a long-time Prozac (fluoxetine) connoisseur - been taking it approximately 27 years.

Added on some low-dose Anafranil (clomipramine) a few years after having been on the Prozac to try to some more umph out of the Prozac it seemed to work wonders on my OCD component, but the side effects were too much.

Briefly took a few months hiatus 20 years ago to participate in a double-blind Paxil study. Came to find out I was taking the active Paxil, and I was pretty sure at the time anyway because of the extreme constipation.

Sometime between 10 to 15 years ago, I discovered that Klonopin (clonazepam) had a beneficial effect on my anxiety. Didnt get a prescription for it until a few years later. Started out taking on a per needed basis, but eventually added it in to my daily regime.

And here we are today.
I just had the discussion with my psychiatrist the other week as to whether he or I think the fluoxetine is even providing any benefit after all these years.

I have lifes stressors coming at me at all angles, it seems, with several major life events over the past two years my fathers death (he was the family rock the one that kept everyone at peace; he was also my boss, later my business partner,,, basically my everything, mentor & best friend).
The resulting family disputes (my sister is bipolar) have beaten me down, the pressure & stress of trying to maintain our family retail business (of which Im now the sole owner) is wearing on me.

I am in research mode trying to find an augmenting agent to add to my fluoxetine.
I do truly believe the fluoxetine is providing a neuro-protective measure that has kept me from having one of my double-depression week-long bouts; I havent had one of those in close to 15 years.

Im 50 now I need something thats going to help restore some zest in my life.

My current picks:
Wellbutrin (though my doctor is concerned it might increase anxiety)


Pristiq (low-dose)

My biggest complaints are anhedonia, lack of motivation, lack of self-esteem, no sex drive.
I think I need something thats going to hit the norepinephrine and dopamine systems.





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