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Generic Name: fluoxetine

13 Comments & Reviews: Prozac

  1. I have ADD but also suffered depression and bulimia in the past, and Prozac works wonderfully for me. Yes the first 4 weeks you will feel crappy and dissassociated, but the more side effects the better it will work later. I never want to go off as it makes me feel more normal when I am
    on it. The only SSRI that ever worked for me. No weight gain, no insomnia and no other issues, only positives. Taken since 2012.

  2. I started taking Prozac about a month ago for Major Depressive Disorder, and I must say I feel a little bit better. However, I am still unable to sit still, scattered brained, and very confused at times. I don’t know how long I have to take it to feel a calm effect, but I am not as calm as I’d like to be.

  3. My Psychiatrist started me on Prozac after getting off Effexor. Prozac feels more like an antidepressant in the way that it gives me energy and motivation to do things throughout the day. I get a little jittery, but thats probably due to the fact I’m taking Vyvanse with it.

  4. I started Prozac in 1991. Within a few months, I went from being a total scatterbrain to being focused, sensible, and goal oriented. It was gently amazing. Because I was already so depressed, the sexual dysfunction wasn’t a concern. I got so much done and I am only solvent today for the good decisions I made back then. But after about a year, it wasn’t working anymore. Heart-breaking. I started drifting back to major depression and what I recognize now as all the ADD symptoms. I switched to Paxil, another story. But the Prozac really did have a life changing effect on me.

  5. Dr. Charles Parker warns (page 72-75, New ADHD Medication Rules). Prozac/Paxil will block the 2D6 pipes and the “amphetamines accumulate, with resultant anger, rage, mind racing, sleep deprivation and subsequent lack of control.” It will take a bit of time for the stim meds to accumulate – so if you just recently started be aware. It seems like this has been the problem for several of the reviewers.

  6. My 7-year-old daughter was diagnosed with both ADHD and anxiety and multiple learning disabilities last fall. After trying two other medications, she is on Focalin for the ADHD. She did pretty well for awhile and then over the past few week she began to get more and more angry, temperamental, frustrated and just irritable. She has been nearly unmanageable after school. We went to the psychiatrist and he switched her to Daytrana patch to try to prevent a drop in the stimulant that he believed we were seeing with the Focalin and adding Prozac for the anxiety. Initially, it decreased her anger, frustration and outbursts greatly; it sort of mellowed her out and she seemed more relaxed. However, she has been acting increasingly bizarre, “manic”, and beyond impulsive. According to her teachers, she has regressed and has absolutely no ability to “attend” in class since starting the new meds.

  7. My 9-year-old son has been on Prozac since he was 5 years old. It has kept him from being on a roller coaster all day, and believe me I know when he has not had his medication.

  8. We have used Prozac to specifically reduce anxiety that already exists in my child but is heightened with the use of a stimulant medicine to treat ADHD. It has been extremely helpful for my child. My son feels a huge difference since he has been taking it We do combine behavioral therapy so that he can learn to manage his anxiety in thoughtful ways as well. Both go hand-in-hand.

  9. My daughter has ADHD and anxiety/depression and started taking Prozac a few months ago. I liked it because of the limited side effects and it stays on the system. So if she misses a day it doesn’t affect her. The initial starting of it takes a little longer but I think the long-term results were worth it.

  10. Prozac did wonders for our daughter, who started taking it at 8 years old. It helped her rigidity and made her more reasonable.

  11. My son reacted so badly to Prozac we almost had to call the police a few times, and my son is NOT aggressive. On Prozac he had violent outbursts, was angry all the time, ended up with major suicidal ideation. When he stopped taking it after 3 weeks, he continued to have violent outbursts for nearly a month, and two episodes that seemed to be possible seizures or were at least like that.
    I’m not trying to scare you. We got through it, but barely. My son has very severe and rare reactions to anti-depressants.

  12. My son tried Prozac and it made him off the wall hyper! I’ve never seen him so wound up. He was fearless, hyper, could not sit still. He was as happy as can be, but he was just always on the move. It almost wasn’t safe. It helped his mood tremendously, but we’ll never try it again.

  13. My 9-year-old daughter had a lot of anxiety also so our psychologist prescribed Prozac. She was already on Daytrana but the addition of the Prozac was wonderful. She became a new person, more confident, more outgoing etc. The only thing you have to watch for is that if you get too much Prozac, it cancels out the effects of the Daytrana. Then she does not pay attention or focus enough. So we sat her down and told her that she needs to make sure she is paying attention in school. The meds only do so much, she still has to learn to control herself. The pills are not magic…so she now makes more of an effort to pay attention in school and the 2 medicines are working wonders every day. She would not be where she is today without the medicines, she can’t do it on her own.

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