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Old 12-27-2009, 04:49 AM   #1  
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Default Prozac & Energy

I started taking 40mg of Fluoxetine (Prozac) for mild depression, anxiety, and PMDD about 2 months ago. I feel so much better it is hard to describe, over all wellness and positivity throughout the month, considerably much less depression during the 1.5 weeks before my period (NO SI), and going out in crowds is getting easier and easier. I went into a shopping mall the other day and barely batted an eye for the first hour! That's progress! I'm happier more often and interested in activities.

However, there is a frequent hazy cloud of warmth in my muscles- the kind you get after a really hot shower. It sometimes makes it difficult to get started in physical activities (even with caffeine!). I wondered if anyone else feels like this on an SSRI or specifically prozac? It seems to be the only side-affect from this SSRI that I am experiencing and my physician and therapist both said its difficult to tell if its from the fluoxetine.

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Old 12-27-2009, 07:33 AM   #2  
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That actually sounds kind of nice, even a little post-orgasmic, but I could see where it would interfere with getting things accomlished.

I didn't experience that. What I remember about starting fluoxetine is that my heart would start pounding & I would get a head rush & then my hands would shake. It was like having had way too much caffeine. I had to stop drinking caffeinated coffee, which would compound the problem. Also, I recall being unable to sit still during downtime in my apartment. I went on a housecleaning spree. The place was never neater & more orderly. I told my doctor & he lowered my dosage. That really helped. And over time, also, my body seemed to adjust. Now I'm back to my slightly sloppy life & I drink espresso after lunch if I want to.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:24 AM   #3  
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Originally Posted by saef View Post
That actually sounds kind of nice, even a little post-orgasmic, but I could see where it would interfere with getting things accomlished.

I took Prozac many, many years ago. It just made me a bit jittery, but not more energetic - not a pleasant feeling, really. And the depression just got worse and worse. Glad it's really making you feel better, it's such an individual thing.

One thing I'd suggest, is that a lot of side effects wear off after a while, so if your doctor isn't worried about it, you might just let it ride a bit and see if it goes away on its own.
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I'm on 30mg of prozac, it made me feel like that for the first few weeks and then it wore off. I still have to be careful not to drink to much coffee.
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