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Hi, I've tried several anti-d's.......Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor, Wellbutrin...and now I'm on Prozac 20mg. I've been on it now 2 months and I absolutely LOVE it. Prozac has changed my life for the better and am now ME again and getting to know the undepressed ME is a fun journey. Some tips would be to start out very slowly, 5 mg for 1 week, the 10mg for 1 week, then 20mgs. I am staying at 20mgs. I did have side effects, all the usual, insomnia, fatigue, just a dopey feeling but they all went away after 3 weeks. The only side effect now is low sex drive, but I actually enjoy sex more now, just have difficulty finishing it off. good luck, hope this helps.
I took Prozac after many trials of other Anti-Depressants: Zoloft, Trazadone, Pamelore, Effexor.

Prozac is the only one that really worked for me and finally took me out of the "Black Hole" I had been living in.

Recently, after using it for 5 years, it did stop working so I have been switched and am now on Day #14 of a drug called "Cymbalta (Duloxetine), a cousin of Prozac (Fluoxetine).

I would say to give the Prozac a chance to work. There are "horror stories" with all types of Anti-depressants but please remember, more people will post about a "bad" experience than a good one and everyone reacts differently.

Godd luck and feel better!
:) Yes!!! I took Prozac when it was first approved by the FDA back in the '80s. I had tried other antidepressants and they worked to a degree, but prozac had a dramatic effect on me - after a week or two on it, I started to feel NORMAL. I had never felt normal in my entire life, and didn't know what it felt like until I took Prozac. Suddenly I felt like ME, instead of a bag of symptoms.

I've since been on Zoloft & Paxil, other SSRI's, because I had side effects from Prozac - appetite loss (which led to weight loss, not that it hurt me any) and muscle tension. But I never had any of the crazy, suicidal reactions I hear about in the press.

I think there's always going to be a small group of people that reacts negatively to something, but Prozac is a popular drug for a reason - it has improved a lot of lives!! If you want to try it, you've got my support.
I'm on Prozac and it's helped a lot. I used to have no motivation, even to clean the house, get dressed, go out, etc. I was moody, had no energy, was irritable and irrational. Now I feel that I can cope like a "normal" person. I know I am a better wife and mother now. Prozac can cause weight changes. It's actually used in treating bulimia. I have eating issues (compulsive overeating), and it's actually helped me have a different attitude about food. I no longer feel like eating when I'm not hungry.

I've tried Zoloft in the past and I hated the way it made me feel. Different things work for different people. You just have to find what works for you. Good luck.