Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 337784

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Prozac - re-starting at 40 mg????

Posted by sjb on April 19, 2004, at 14:52:13

Has anyone ever started on Prozac at this dosage, esp. if you've been on it before?

I had been slipping into the pit on just Wellbutrin (hoping I could come off of meds in the springtime, yeah right), and I called my PDoc 'cause I figured I needed an SSRI again. I had been on Prozac off and on in the past, many times with great success, at least for a while. However, I haven't been on it for years. PDoc said ok to start at 40mg since I had been on it before but after the third day, I having trouble sleeping and I've been unable to complete my workouts. In all fairness, it really helped pull me out the abyss, which is more important, but I'd like to know if anyone knowledge on this.

Thank You.

 

Re: Prozac - re-starting at 40 mg????

Posted by Joy on April 20, 2004, at 8:33:36

In reply to Prozac - re-starting at 40 mg????, posted by sjb on April 19, 2004, at 14:52:13

Hi,
It's too high to start. You can go up to 40 mgs Prozac [which is what I take], but start lower and build up over a couple of weeks. You'll feel a lot better.
Joy

 

Re: Prozac - re-starting at 40 mg????

Posted by sjb on April 20, 2004, at 10:16:12

In reply to Re: Prozac - re-starting at 40 mg????, posted by Joy on April 20, 2004, at 8:33:36

Thanks, Joy. Took only 20mg yesterday and will continue on 20mg for a while.

 

Re: Prozac - re-starting at 40 mg????

Posted by Bill LL on April 20, 2004, at 12:49:17

In reply to Re: Prozac - re-starting at 40 mg????, posted by sjb on April 20, 2004, at 10:16:12

You may want ot try taking it at a different time. If you now take it in the morning, try taking it at night (after your workout).

> Thanks, Joy. Took only 20mg yesterday and will continue on 20mg for a while.


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