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Re: prozac /xanax KarenRB53

Posted by CareBear04 on August 30, 2007, at 21:19:32

In reply to Re: prozac /xanax, posted by KarenRB53 on August 28, 2007, at 9:30:32

Hey Karen!
I tried five antidepressants and a lot of other meds before Prozac, and when i did, I found it to be more effective than any of the others up to that point. I was also prescribed 1mg of Xanax four times a day, and rather than make me tired, I thought it really calmed all my peripheral energy and helped me conserve it for things I really needed to do. I also saw a mood and anxiety disorder specialist who didn't think I should take Xanax because it could induce mood cycling in bipolar. Compared to Klonopin and, to some extent, Ativan, Xanax definitely has a better effect on my mood. I never took Xanax for insomnia, though. It's too short-acting; it would wear off halfway through the night.
What dose of Prozac are you on? For more than a year, I was on 20mg; then, within a few months, my pdoc ramped up the dose to 60mg. My energy was much better, but it might be that the Prozac pushed me into mania.
If you're looking for an antidepressant to help with the fatigue, maybe you should try Wellbutrin. At the highest doses (around 450mg), it helped give me energy and improve my concentration.


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