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Old 04-09-2003, 01:17 PM   #1
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Post mixing lithium and prozac

I am currently taking 1200mg of lithium a day.It has been working great.For the first time in about 15 years I don't have all those terrible racing thoughts.It is so nice to be able to think only the thoughts that I want.Another plus is I don't feel that everyone thinks negitive thoughts toward me.Anyway it had helped a great deal. I am thinking of adding prozac. One draw back of not having mania is that I have a more negitive outlook on life. I am now faced with "reality". I am wondering if anyone has taken prozac alone or along with lithium. I need to hear some positive feed back.Sure there is a down side of all medication but how about some positive. Thanks Flowers

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Old 04-10-2003, 02:05 PM   #2
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I'm on 900mg/day Lithium, along with several others, and my doctor had thoughts of putting me on Prozac. Here is just a blurb of info that I found:

It appears that while some people are good candidates for a lithium-Prozac combination, others aren't. While several reports have found that Prozac can interfere with lithium, the two drugs used together can help some depressed people who don't respond to either drug alone.

So it really depends. What works for some may not work for others. And, you'll never know unless you try it. Hope this helps a wee bit.


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