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Prozac, should I try to come off them or stay on them?

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Lilipops Mon 13-Feb-17 17:55:44

I have been taking a low dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) for a good few years and generally I think they help. However, although I am much more tolerant and calm about things, I just feel slightly that I am not 'me'.
I definitely get on with my husband much better when I'm on them as I don't question anything, I.e. Problems within our relationship. I am not sure if I am depressed as opposed to just not happy and taking them just numbs everything. I feel that when I come off them (I have just run out and so haven't taken any for a few days) I am much less accepting of things in my life. I wonder if I stop taking them I might do something about my life as I will feel the need to sort things out. I might push my husband to try to go to marriage counselling or something rather than just trudging along as we are.
I don't know where to go or who to talk to for help. I don't know if I will be wasting the doctors time if I make an appointment to talk to them about it as ultimately it's my decision. I have never told any of my friends that I take them as I'm basically ashamed of the stigma of them.

AnxiousCarer Tue 14-Feb-17 17:06:49

You need to discuss this with your GP, have you ever been offered any councelling/therapy? You could discuss this with the GP too, to look at tackling the root causes of how you are feeling.

As for stigma I happen to know that most of the team I work in have been or are on ADs or have had/are having therapy for various MH conditions. Its far more common than you might realise (1 in 4 of us are affected by MH problems). There is still stigma but the more people talk about it the better things are getting.

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Wed 15-Feb-17 17:55:34

I am now on pretty much permanent Valproate Semi Sodium..

Like you I am not really "me" when taking it. I have lost all my excitement about life. But I am also no longer in a fizzing popping rage with an explosive temper to boot..

It's a choice I think is worthwhile.

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