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Re: Feedback/thoughts? Andrew/JohnL/Cam et al. (long)

Posted by michael on September 26, 2000, at 23:24:45

In reply to Re: Feedback/thoughts? Andrew/JohnL/Cam et al. (long), posted by Narelle Lehane on September 26, 2000, at 19:25:50

Hi Narelle,

Thanks for the feedback. I know that side effects often pass after a number of weeks, but these were so extreme, and didn't seem to be lessening after 4 weeks, that I said forget it.

Were your side effects really that extreme? I mean I seriously became a complete fool... Like I said, I could laugh at it at the time, because I could afford to (not working), but there is no way I could've worked like that.

As for SSRI's, I may have made a hasty decision, but after my experience w/prozac, and my previous experience with effexor (similar, but less sedative & less thinking impairment-much), I decided to try other, non-serotonin focused meds... don't recall if I tried taking them in the evening, although, the much bigger problem for me was the "stupid-inducing" aspect (huge), rather than the sedative aspect...

Thanks for your thoughts - michael

> HI Michael,
> I was on Prozac 20 mgs and had the same side effects, but they passed after a month. Perhaps you didn't give the drug long enough to settle down, I have done that with other ADs in the past, that is, come off them before they could even start to be effective becuase the initial side effects seemd too much. You really should talk to a doctor, perhaps try a different SSRI that has less side effects (I know people who have tried Prozac, got too sleepy, then tried Zoloft, for example, and not had any side effects at all. You could also think about taking your meds at night so the sedation effect is minimised during the day? I'm not an expert, suggest you work this out with a doctor. I think your local fa,mily doctor would have all the info you need - they do in Australia anytway, not sure about your system.
> Narelle




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