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Forum Name: Antidepressants
Question: Prozac and Energy Loss
|skauzlar - Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:57 pm||
I'm a 23 year-old female and I went to my doctor for depression about a year and half ago. I had been on anti-depressants before and I decided to go back on them. So, he first prescribed Wellbutrin XL, but I have a bladder disorder, Interstitial Cystitis, and it gave me a lot of bladder pain. I don’t even know if it helped emotionally because I was in so much pain. So I came back and he prescribed the generic Prozac. I took it for about 6 months, but it made me so sleepy that I went off of it. I just didn’t have any energy or motivation. So I stayed off of it for about 3 months, but I just got really depressed again. So, I went back on it and now I’m exhausted again. I’m not sure what to do. I’m scared to try any other anti-depressants because the bladder pain is so awful. I don’t know if there’s something else I can try, or something I can do or take to supplement the Prozac. I’m just really stuck. I can’t go on feeling the way I do right now on the Prozac, but I get very down without it. Any advice?
Current medication: Fluexotine
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:31 pm||
You should talk to a psychiatrist. There are many alternative antidepressants and each person reacts differently so it is impossible to say which will be best for you. It becomes something of a trial and error. Many people find the side effects decrease after a couple months on the medication. Sometimes multiple meds are indicated, either for the depression so that different neurotransmitters are effected, or to counter side effects. Depression is serious and should not be ignored, so please talk to your doctor.
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