Prozac Anger HELP! Please
Hi I am posting about my partner and I am completely lost as to what to do next. He was disagnoised as borderline with some bi-polar attributes (maybe he is actually bi-polar). He started Paxil in Sept 08 and it worked great for like 2-3 months and then was not working so well and he could not stop eating. He added depakote in December, which seems ok, but I'm not sure.
After paxil he was put on Cymbalta, which stopped the eating problem but made him more depressed, so he has now been on Prozac for 12 days. The side-effects from the Prozac have been bad, he was nauseous and is extremely angry and had violent outbursts during the 1st week It was impossible to talk to him about how he was feeling, he was so unpleasant. In the 2nd week he seems less violent, but still extremely angry without much reason. He has not been nice to me at times since prozac verbally and physically threatening.
I am extremely concerned about him. He says if this medication doesnt work he is done with trying medications. ( I can understand his frustration, but I cannot live with the person that he is without the meds and I am worried that he won't be able to as well and do something to harm himself).
On a plus side. When he is not being angry he has actually really laughed at stuff for the first time in years, so that is good.
I want to know from other people that had anger issuse before meds and bad anger when starting prozac that keep taking it for 1 month. I am having trouble finding info on this specific prozac side effect.
Did it get better after the first few weeks?
Will increasing the dose make it worse or better?
I am really uncomfortable being around him at the moment and at times afraid of him. I want to help, but I am just meet with nastiness and then he complains that I don't help and he is alone.
I don't know what to do and I am afraid of what could happen
Please share you experiences and thanks for any contribution.
sorry for the long post
Last edited by WorriGirl; 04-02-2009 at 05:49 AM.
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