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Old 05-10-2007, 10:29 AM   #1
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prozac and tiredness

i have been put 60 mg prozac a day which is a high due to severe depression im sleeping so much has anyone else noticed this when taking prozac

 
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Old 05-11-2007, 06:54 PM   #2
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Re: prozac and tiredness

Hi Chester

I am on Lexapro currently, but have been on Prozac in the past and used it for a number of years. I have always felt Prozac was a great anti-depressant for me and truly believe it was a real life -saver for me. I switched to Lexapro 2-3 years ago because I thought I was experiencing 'Prozac poopout." In retrospect, I don't know anymore if this is true or if I was just starting to sink into a depression again. But that is why I switched.

To answer your specific question: yes, absolutely Prozac made me tired. I adjusted to it to some degree, but at one point I was upped to 40 mgs a day and that really knoqcked me for a loop. Eventually, I was lowered to 20 mgs and seemed okay there until the switch to Lexapro. And at 20 mgs of Lexapro, I know even the Lexapro makes me tired most days.

It is a tough situation and I am sorry for the fatigue you are suffering. That fatique in itself can deepen depression. Quite a merry-go-round.

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Old 05-11-2007, 09:00 PM   #3
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Re: prozac and tiredness

[QUOTE=reachout;2978209] Hi Chester

That fatique in itself can deepen depression. Quite a merry-go-round.

yup, i agree. i also believe that most of these ssris cause tiredness and fatigue after you take them for a while. while they do something good to us, they also do something bad.....the damn vicious cycle seems never-ending... what an evasive and capricious illness this depression can be!!!!

anyway, you're not alone by far!!!!
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:22 PM   #4
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Re: prozac and tiredness

thanks for your replys nice to know im not alone

 
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