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to think that Prozac is fecking amazing!!!

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BigMomma3 Wed 23-Sep-09 22:23:44

I have been a miserable, bitter, twisted old bag since way back when (so far back I can't remember!) but I finally decided to take my GP's advice and take Prozac after about 10 years of them trying to get me to take them and I must say that although I am only 3 weeks in - I have changed for the better shock or maybe not according to the DC's (see the chickpea stew thread)!!

I cannot believe the very subtle changes that have happened over the last week or so: I have turned into a Stepford Wife, i.e baking bread and muffins and hoovering daily (even making the beds before breakfast shock), I have not had any panic attacks while shopping at Tesco's (you could normally find me in the 'Seasonal Goods' aisle blowing into a paper bag) and my shouting at DH and the DC's had been reduced by at least 50%. I do not feel like a robot though, feel normal but calmer, definitely motivated and ever so slightly HAPPY.

AIBU in thinking it is just amazing!!

SardineQueen Wed 23-Sep-09 22:27:49

smile bigmomma, fantastic!


runawayquickly Wed 23-Sep-09 22:27:50

No idea if it's unreasonable, but jut happy for you. I know it's a cliche, but KEEP TAKING THE TABLETS wink

StableButDeluded Wed 23-Sep-09 22:37:36

YANBU. Getting the right ADs can be marvellous for depression and/or anxiety.
Prozac is also very good for those who suffer with PMS. My own GP (doctor, not grandparents )said she takes prozac just fior part of the month for PMS.

scottishmummy Wed 23-Sep-09 22:41:50

great it works for you,you must be delighted.nice result

if you have cardiac irregularities you'd take beta blockers and if you have mood issues Fluoxetine can work too

BigMomma3 Wed 23-Sep-09 22:48:18

Thanks Ladies. The only thing I'm pissed about is that it took me so long to accept that I needed them. A lot of wasted years of being a miserable git for no apparent reason!

groundhogs Wed 23-Sep-09 22:50:50

Well you got there in the end, that's all that matters! Better late than never!

Well done and so glad they are doing the trick for you!

hanaboo Wed 23-Sep-09 22:51:24

can i get some? do i need it to be prescribed?
happy for u bigmomma and fyi i was on ur side with the chickpeas and i actually put coconut in my dd's porridge and she loved it so thanx for the tip

SardineQueen Wed 23-Sep-09 22:58:17

You need to see the doc hanaboo. Don't go buying anything off the internet whatever you do.

famishedass Wed 23-Sep-09 23:01:50

YANBU - Prozac is amazing. I also wish I'd taken it earlier. I feel calm and peaceful and able to see clearly now.

I love it.

I'm glad you're feeling better. Remember, there's no rush to come off Prozac.

scottishmummy Wed 23-Sep-09 23:02:42

HannaB. Fluoxetine is prescription only, after consultation and assessment

WidowWadman Wed 23-Sep-09 23:09:59

According to recent studies it seems that SSRIs don't perform better than placebos.

That said, the placebo effect can be good enough. If it helps you more than it harms (some get nasty side effects), good on you, I guess.

scottishmummy Wed 23-Sep-09 23:13:45

op describes pre-Fluoxetine & post-Fluoxetine.something works for her.her subjective opinion is things have improved

and i imagine for op that is good enough

redsky Wed 23-Sep-09 23:16:09

so pleased for you big momma. If you find they eventually stop working for you (mine did after a couple of years) then your gp can change you onto a different antidepressant.

SardineQueen Wed 23-Sep-09 23:17:29

Quite right SM.

BigMomma3 Wed 23-Sep-09 23:46:18

WW - thanks and no disrespect but I think that study is bollox - did not read far enough to see how many people took part but I do not think the placebo would have worked in my case as I was so negative with regards to AD's and did not expect them to work so am amazed at the change in me already!!

My symptoms - palpatations, lightheadness etc, did definately increase for the first two weeks, that's how I know that something was going on but have settled down now enough that I can do the school run without feeling like a nervous wreck in case someone talks to me and actually look forward to it grin.

I only hope your post does not put off anyone else thinking about trying them. Oh I am also an avid exerciser but that did not help with the anxiety or panic attacks.

lazyemma Thu 24-Sep-09 06:39:07

Prozac made my symptoms of anxiety worse and I had to come off it after a few days because I could no longer cope, but I'm in the minority. a lot of people find it really helpful and I'm glad you're one of them.

Not sure about this GP who only takes Prozac for part of the month though - that doesn't make sense from what I've been told about how long it takes to start helping (3-4 weeks) after you've taken it, and how it's a bad idea to come off it suddenly.

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