It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Depression Message Board

  • Effexor or Prozac?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 11-27-2000, 09:04 AM   #1
    Join Date: Nov 2000
    Posts: 4
    KLynn HB User
    Effexor or Prozac?

    Going to doc on wed., was on zoloft and it stopped working, celexa doesnt help, just makes me doc is going to suggest either effexor or prozac. Since my main concern is that I dont want to be groggy and tired (like Celexa made me) and I dont want weight gain, which one is the better bet? Does anyone have experience with either, or a different one that would help me? I am on nothing now and I am a basketcase.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 12-01-2000, 03:12 PM   #2
    flipper's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2000
    Location: Iowa
    Posts: 2
    flipper HB User
    Re: Effexor or Prozac?

    I'm on prozac and it seems to be working for me. I hate the holiday season i seem to just want to stay inside and hibernate. I always feel out of place. But at Thanksgiving this year I was really suprised at how everything went. I didn't feel like I was in a corner and felt more at ease than I have in years and that's with my family. I'm really not looking forward to christmas because they make to much out of it.

    But anyway the Prozac seems to help and I was losing weight until I was off work for 3 weeks and couldn't walk or excersise so I've gained just about all of it back. but since I'm back to work not full fledged but still back I'm hoping to lose the weight again.

    I don't know about any of the other meds out there because I just recienly went and was diagnosed.

    Hope all works out well
    I don't feel real tiered either

    god bless

    Old 12-01-2000, 09:33 PM   #3
    Senior Member
    TrickyDick's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2000
    Location: West Texas
    Posts: 111
    TrickyDick HB User
    Re: Effexor or Prozac?

    I've been on them all at one time or another.
    The one I have been on lately and seems to
    be the best without all the side effects is
    Remeron.. You take it about 30 minutes before
    bedtime and wake up refreshed and ready to
    go. Dosage is important. It will depend
    on your body weight and age and other things.
    I started on 70mg as I was REALLY depressed
    and needed to get dosed up immediatly.
    I am now on 30mg a day (after 6 months).
    I will go on 20mg sometime after the first
    of the year.
    Ask your doc about it.
    Good luck...and oh..forgot to mention unless
    you eat loads of nuts and green veggies each
    day you need to take a magnesium supplement
    each day (will do wonders for you).

    Old 12-03-2000, 12:20 AM   #4
    Join Date: Nov 2000
    Location: San Francisco CA US
    Posts: 152
    Kathrin HB User
    Re: Effexor or Prozac?

    I just wanted to add a response to your foremer post. there you asked, should you maybe just give up the hunt for the right medication? I just wanted to say, no! For soem people ti just takes a while. but of course you should not give up!

    Old 12-03-2000, 01:34 AM   #5
    victoria's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2001
    Location: porter, texas, usa
    Posts: 5
    victoria HB User
    Re: Effexor or Prozac?

    I too, am on Zoloft, and after two years, it stopped working for me. I AM curious to see how long you were on the Zoloft.

    The drug that worked for me prior to Zoloft, but also wore off after two years, was Effexor. I did really well on it. I think I have a two year cap on my med's effectiveness. Anyway, I also had tried Prozac prior to the Effexor, and had a terrible reaction. I had the strongest drive to rip the head off of a human or an animal. I'm not joking! It was awful. I was stopped immediately, cold turkey.

    The choice is yours. I just wanted to let you know that my experience with Effexor was much, much better than with Prozac. Good luck!

    Old 12-03-2000, 11:15 AM   #6
    Join Date: Nov 2000
    Location: usa
    Posts: 13
    clouds HB User
    Re: Effexor or Prozac?

    i m been on prozac and buspar

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Med ?? Prozac and Effexor together? tony72 Depression 1 10-22-2007 11:39 AM
    Prozac & Depakote ER for Bipolar? BPD? Quitting Effexor XR. CA 2 NJ Bipolar Disorder 4 05-10-2007 01:32 PM
    My positive experiance with Effexor XR TurboMiataMan Depression 4 03-01-2007 10:32 AM
    EFFEXOR XR Withdrawal yazzer Panic Disorders 71 11-18-2006 08:21 AM
    Effexor Withdrawal - another survivor needs help! poady Depression 2 10-20-2006 05:14 PM
    Prozac or Effexor? New med change sunny27 Depression 2 08-21-2006 05:53 PM
    New here, Effexor side effects hatesmellyfeet Depression 1 09-14-2005 05:38 PM
    Effexor Withdrawal Tips - Do's and Don'ts Sandalla Depression 725 07-09-2005 11:18 AM
    Effexor withdrawal and Prozac??? trout125 Depression 2 08-31-2003 11:45 AM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:29 PM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!