Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1097226

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Studies on long-term use ()20 years) of SSRI's?

Posted by Ruuudy on March 8, 2018, at 13:38:17

I'm sure there's people out there that might possibly have been of Prozac (fluoxetine) longer than 30 years now - I'm on year 28; surely, Shirley, there have been studies of patients that have been on it longer than 20 years.?.

If you know of any research or studies, or even a search engine that might provide a link,,, please post. I greatly appreciate it!

Rudy

 

Re: Studies on long-term use ()20 years) of SSRI's?

Posted by ed_uk2010 on March 8, 2018, at 22:38:35

In reply to Studies on long-term use ()20 years) of SSRI's?, posted by Ruuudy on March 8, 2018, at 13:38:17

Most studies are much more short-term but you can find other people who have been on long-term SSRIs if you want to compare notes.

Are you looking to ask specific questions?

 

Re: Studies on long-term use ()20 years) of SSRI's?

Posted by Ruuudy on March 8, 2018, at 23:40:11

In reply to Re: Studies on long-term use ()20 years) of SSRI's?, posted by ed_uk2010 on March 8, 2018, at 22:38:35

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20120108/msgs/1007501.html

 

Re: Studies on long-term use ()20 years) of SSRI's?

Posted by rjlockhart37 on March 8, 2018, at 23:44:51

In reply to Re: Studies on long-term use ()20 years) of SSRI's?, posted by ed_uk2010 on March 8, 2018, at 22:38:35

i've been on Prozac since 2005, write expiereince - when i first started it it took a long itme to work, 6-7 weeks long time, but i noticed some kinda diffrence like a better or i felt relieved of the constant depression i had, got increased to 40mg and that's when it was working well, i noticed alot, someways i was kinda over enegized, it worked a long time a got up to 80mg, in 08, it worked fine for me. But there were events that happened, that even with the prozac the severe depression that happened after these events, caused it to lose its potency. But it came back, but i just notice now, there's no major mood lift, but i don't take it, depression will come back....it kinda adapted, so its working but its not working at hte same as first, which at first the serotonin levels when up alot, then after years its like adapted and lowered back down.... but if its removed depression will kick back in, badly

the only i noticed about fluoxetine is makes things feel "ok" not euphoria, but just content and away from the dysphoria from depression

 

Re: Studies on long-term use ()20 years) of SSRI's? rjlockhart37

Posted by ed_uk2010 on March 8, 2018, at 23:50:47

In reply to Re: Studies on long-term use ()20 years) of SSRI's?, posted by rjlockhart37 on March 8, 2018, at 23:44:51

>the only i noticed about fluoxetine is makes things feel "ok" not euphoria, but just content and away from the dysphoria from depression

I think that just about sums up SSRIs.

 

Re: Studies on long-term use ()20 years) of SSRI's?

Posted by Ruuudy on March 9, 2018, at 18:48:00

In reply to Re: Studies on long-term use ()20 years) of SSRI's?, posted by rjlockhart37 on March 8, 2018, at 23:44:51

> but i just notice now, there's no major mood lift, but i don't take it, depression will come back....it kinda adapted, so its working but its not working at hte same as first, which at first the serotonin levels when up alot, then after years its like adapted and lowered back down.... but if its removed depression will kick back in, badly
>

And relating to trying to discontinue an SSRI or SNRI,,, I read some horrifying reports of people trying to come off of their medications and having really bad effects! Seems like we might just be stuck on them for life,,, which is not bad considering the alternative.

The BRAIN,,, such a delicate organ!

Rudy


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