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

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Message Board

High Doses of Prozac...very high!

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-04-2005, 07:53 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 245
bondgrll HB User
High Doses of Prozac...very high!

Hi all.

My husband has been prescribed what I feel to be HUGE doses of prozac...80 to 100MG per day for OCD and life long major depression. Has anyone had experiences to share on this type of dosing regimine. It worries me. THanks a lot. And he is being treated by a psychiatrist by the way, not a general doctor.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 06-06-2005, 03:18 AM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: London, UK
Posts: 74
takeaguess18 HB User
Re: High Doses of Prozac...very high!

I'm not sure it's THAT high. The therapeutic dose range is 10-80mg (and doctors can prescribe over that, even then), I was on 60mg last year and I'd venture a guess that your husband is significantly heavier than me, since I'm 108lbs. Personally the drug didn't work for me, but I didn't have major side effects at this dose either. It really depends on the individual though, I'm on Remerol now and I get a lot of side effects with this, but it works!

He shouldn't be being started on a dose that high though - have they just stepped it up from a smaller dose?
"Just because you can move, and you can shake, does NOT make you a mover and a shaker!"

Old 06-06-2005, 03:52 AM   #3
Senior Member
sobs's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: south USA
Posts: 155
sobs HB User
Re: High Doses of Prozac...very high!

Ah Prozac. Several years ago when it was the "wonder drug", I was started at 20 mgs.. It had no effect. So, after about 10 weeks, it was raised to 40, then 60. About 6 weeks after being on 60, I went to the doctor and he asked how I was doing. I said, "You tell me. Someone could walk in here right now and tell me that my whole family had just died, and I don't think I'd care less." That high of a dose for me made me totally apathetic. There was nothing I cared about. I was totally emotionless.

I think your husband's doctor is trying to help your husband. 80mg, is the high dose, but there are people who take that much. Just be watchful for any changes with your husband, and if you see any, make a list, and discuss them on your next visit. Or, of course, if they are bad symptoms, like suicidal, call the doc asap!!!

Also, as a side note, the two times that I took prozac, as I weaned off of it, and for a few weeks later, I was homicidal. I didn't go out for weeks.

You know your husband better than anyone, and everyone responds differently to meds, depending on weight, other meds, diet, etc. Just be watchful, as you would any other time!!!

Old 06-07-2005, 05:10 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: melbourne, vic, aust
Posts: 7,370
hry33 HB Userhry33 HB User
Re: High Doses of Prozac...very high!

100 from a psych isnt unusual, but you need to know that sometimes prozac can stop working or can never work at all at any dose for a person

Old 06-13-2005, 11:29 PM   #5
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 8
burninator HB User
Re: High Doses of Prozac...very high!

well getting the meds from a psych is a good thing, i haven't met a gp yet that knows much about crippling depression. i was just recently on 80 mg, but i'm taking myself off of it, because it's doing nothing for me, and because quitting a high dosage abruptly isn't good for your system. 100 is on the higher dosage end, but depending on displayed symptoms, a lot of docs will use their discretion and prescribe higher if they feel it's warranted. really if you have concerns, talk to your husband, or maybe have a group session with him and the therapist; this can be very helpful for understanding why the dosage is the way it is, and how aggressive they are being with the treatment. if prozac isn't working, look into Effexor (venlafaxine hcl xr); it's what i've been on for the past...i dunno, since it came out, and it's good for those who are 'treatment resistant' (ie nothing even in high doses seems to be working) i swear by it.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
High hyperparathyroid due to vit. D deficiency? NY 1009 Thyroid Disorders 62 03-26-2010 10:58 AM
I was on zoloft for my OCD/high BP spikes Evenflo High & Low Blood Pressure 1 06-09-2009 01:35 AM
ferritin low, iron and B12 high, other labs off robine27 Anemia 21 03-01-2009 06:11 AM
High Tri's pdidy High Cholesterol 14 07-13-2007 10:02 AM
High Blood Pressure Spikes, What Else Can It Be? Modularman High & Low Blood Pressure 10 03-11-2007 01:49 PM
High Doses of Vitamin C? cappy7 Lyme Disease 11 03-05-2007 10:51 AM
High Anxiety on Prozac? girlwitstyle Anxiety 4 09-29-2006 11:09 AM
High doses of codeine and high b/p Mellie310 High & Low Blood Pressure 2 06-10-2005 10:56 AM
Dangers of High-Protein, Low Carb - Diabetes ty123 High Cholesterol 26 10-26-2004 07:45 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 09:47 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!