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Old 06-19-2007, 05:23 AM   #1
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Has anyone else had memory loss with prozac? Are there any antidepressants that don't cause this????

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Old 06-19-2007, 08:55 AM   #2
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I think you could have memory problem with depression itself anyway. I tend to forget much easier than I used to since I have been depressed, havent noticed any more differnet since I was put on Prozac.

 
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:05 AM   #3
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I had short-term memory loss on Prozac. That is a side effect of alot of the SSRI's. I don't think I had it on Paxil, though, but a friend of mine has. Everybody's different.

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Old 06-19-2007, 10:17 AM   #4
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I'm on Zoloft... And have major memory issues. I have to write everything down. It's a pain...

Then again, I wonder if memory issues are just an age thing too? I've been on ADs for so long, though... 10 years now without a break... That I wouldn't know anyway.

I don't remember seeing memory loss as a side effect for SSRIs, though. But yep, everyone's different...
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:44 PM   #5
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Re: memory loss

Long term use of anti depressants is associated with memory loss.

 
Old 06-19-2007, 03:45 PM   #6
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Hi
I am 33 and have been on 60mgs of Cymbalta for almost 2 years now. I have the memory loss also. It does get very frustrating. My girls are 16 and 11 years old and they even get frustrated at times. I asled my doctor about it a few weeks ago and he said there is nothing he can do about that. it goes along with the depression.

 
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I know that I'm a complete scatterbrain. I've had issues with concentration for a long time and it got a lot worse recently with my depression/anxiety getting worse. I have to believe that it's partially because of 10 years worth of drugs.

 
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I've been off of Prozac for almost six months and I find that my concentration and memory is much better. Wish I could say the same for my sex drive, though, which is still basically nonexistent.

 
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maybe in a couple of years we'll forget to remember we even like/want sex, so that'll be ok, cuz then we'll be plagued with perimenopause, or menopause itself...maybe it'll get even better, cuz we'll then we'll forget all about our hot flashes, and wating to shower in icy water in 20 degree weather... hmmmm. ooooooh, the good life!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:44 AM   #10
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If I wasn't married or in a relationship, I wouldn't even care. That's how much I care about sex these days. It's not even on the to do list. I am married, though, and I really 'want' to want to have sex with my husband. I've heard it comes back six months to a year after quitting the drug. So, I'm waiting it out and hoping for the best. On the bright side, I'm 36 (37 on Saturday) so maybe my libido will increase in a few years anyway with the whole sexual peak thing? Who knows.

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Old 06-21-2007, 05:49 AM   #12
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kitty witty,

Was it hard for you to get prozac out of your system? How long did it take you to wean off? Did you have any rebound depression or withdraw?

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Old 06-21-2007, 09:10 AM   #13
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Dakota - Thank you very much. You're so sweet.


Karen - My doctor slowly weaned me off, it took about a month. I was only on 40mgs, though. Two to three months after my last dose I started to feel what I call 'poopy' (depressed). So, I started taking 5-HTP along with a B complex vitamin that I was already taking and the combo is working good. No more scripts for me, too many side effects.

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