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It was either this or go live as a hermit for Lord only knows how long. I have decided I need to go back on my prozac. I have struggled with depression all my life. The last year has been the worst. I know the problem is aggravated by my age. I am on a natural hormone regimine prescribed by the nurse practitioner, and while it is helping some, it is not helping enough. I have been watching my relationship with my middle dd especially deteriorate over the last month. My dh, who has stood by me throughout this whole thing, is getting stressed again.


I am someone who thinks our society is way over medicated. I have done a ton of research on the anti-depressant thing. I like to make lifestyle adjustments over medication. but it is time. I am getting scattered, my fuse is way too short, and I find myself getting behind in life management in general. I have lost the ability to step back and analyze things that crop up and just react too spontaneously and erratically.


The progesterone I am on is helping with my sleep and energy levels, but it is doing little for my mood. I went off the prozac before because I was so lethargic yet couldn't sleep. I am hoping the combination of the 2 will be a good balance. I am also starting with a low dose, and this may be all I need.


I am not looking for advice on what to do or alternatives to this. I am at peace with this. I have read books, talked with friends who work with mental health as physicians and couselors. I am more comfortable with the prozac than any other AD. It has been on the market for years and has an excellent track record.


It has been 3 days now and I am sleeping well and already feel less rattled.


I just need some peace, KWIM?

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Oh, Ann, I know exactly what you're going through. I tried to go "unmedicated" for a while last year and it was just awful. I hate that I need it, but I feel MUCH better and I know it's better for my family when I'm taking what I need. :grouphug: I'm so glad you're feeling better! There is NO shame in doing what you need to do to feel your best.

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It's wonderful you are feeling better so soon. Keep working with the doctor you'll find the right dose. :)


This happened last time I was on it. It was the last in a long line of AD's I had tried. I kept waiting and waiting for them to work and they didn't. I started feeling better on the prozac very quickly, although full effect took about 4 weeks.

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