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anyone ever taken prozac??

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Can anyone tell me about their experience with Prozac?
Good or bad.
My new psychiatrist decided to start me on it.
I think she chose it because since i was 12 ive tried a slew of other meds but always always stop taking them. Prozac and paxil ere two i hadnt tried yet.
However, prozac has always made me uneasy.
The possible side effects (like facial twitches) are pretty hefty. I've read medical journals and papers published by doctors that are all anti prozac. Saying the risks outweigh benefit. Sometimes ssideeffects wont appear til after you stop taking them.
Its just all very scary to me and almost not worth it.
My other worry is in regard to the amount of energy ive had side i started 5 days ago.
First day i had an almost euphoric experience. Down to the way i saw colors, lights, etc.
I felt this pleasant burning in my lungs i used to experience when i took psychadelic drugs.
Im talking a lot.
I just couldnt keep my body still the first day.

Im worried because while its pleasant to feel so good ive read about how prozac is well known to put people in a hypomanic/manic state. Especially people who suffer from bipolar.
Well im not diagnosed bipolar but the last thing my dr said was theyd monitor me for an underlying mood disorder. But for now she start treating me for depression and anxiety.
I dont get why, if she felt the possibility of something like bipolar was there, would put me on a med that is weeeeelll known for its effect on bipolar patients.
I dunno.
Just needed to vent.
And see what prozac did for ya'll. Any comments??
 
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depression is a mood disorder or did she specifically say bipolar was what she was monitoring you for?
 
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I didn't experience any side effects on Prozac. I was on 60 mg. I can't relate to the euphoric thing you had, that must've been weird. I hope it goes well for you.
 
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Well she asked me some questions regarding mood. Whether i experience times where I have reckless behavior, am in a better than good mood, etc. Focused a lot on the fact that ive always quit taking my medications because i go through periods in which i think im perfectly fine and dont need it. Then she said "Im starting you on Prozac and treating this like depression and anxiety." Then said "We will monitor you for a underlying mood disorder as the root of the problem while you continue therapy. If that is the root of your problem we will add a mood stabilizer."

I mean, i totally inferred 'bipolar' as being what she was keeping an eye out for. But the pattern of questions and focus on my 'i think im great moods' immediately before prescribing and making that statement lead to me believe she felt bipolar was a possibility.
Maybe its just me though. I jump to conclusions sometimes.
Still not feeling any better though.
 
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im on 60mg no side effects
 
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