I was talking with a friend the other day about her son and ritalin. Her sister has temporary custody of the boy and think he has ADHD. He is 13. I think he is being a teenager. My friend doesn’t want her son on speed and does not know her rights with it. I told her how I think medication should be the last resort. Then I got thinking about my own medication use.
I have been on Prozac for a month now. I picked up a bottle when I was in Mexico. I was against starting anti-depressants for a long time. I always thought exercise and diet were better than something created in a lab. I thought just going sober would be the cure to my hopelessness. But after my rough, depressive August, I knew I needed something. The bottle had 100 pills and I thought I would just need this to bring me up and then I would stop. I thought I can start eating healthier and exercising my way to joy.
I am not too sure now. I feel happier and more confident. I am not sure how much to thank my Prozac for that. Do I want to take the chance of stopping when I run out after 3 months? I am not going to fly you Mexico for another bottle. I guess I should start finding a therapist for a prescription. And then she or he can help me figure out when to wean off.
I am pleased I started it. I just do not want to depend on the little green and yellow pills forever.
Mistake 244- I went to a party and met up with a friend I have not seen in a long time. He was in town briefly. I always had a crush on him. I remember I had plans to sleep in the back of my car that night to avoid driving. I was all set to get trashed.
I drank beers and shots of Jameson. I remember bragging that Jameson was the only whiskey I drank because it was smooth. I remember showing my ID for the first shot. Then I lost it. I had to keep returning to the same bartender the rest of the night.
I made out with my friend. I only briefly remember it. I think we were dancing and then started to kiss. I guess it was a good thing he had a ride to his hotel and I was staying in the parking lot because not sure what more would have happened.
I did have a bouncer stop me on the way out to say they found my ID. Still, it was a close call. I lost so many driver licenses while drunk.
That friend is now married with a baby. Whenever he is on town, he is always too busy to meet up with me again.
4 thoughts on “Prozac”
Hey there. The side effects of stopping an antidepressant cold turkey can be pretty dramatic, so I would go the therapist route. The fact that the medication has made you feel better would seem to indicate that there was a biological cause of your depression. Nothing to be ashamed of there. Do what works for you and take care.
Please, whatever you do, don’t just stop taking Prozac. I speak as someone who took it after it was prescribed for clinical depression and discussed stopping with my GP and the problems associated with doing so, before weaning myself off it after someone I knew slightly committed suicide while on it. If you are taking Prozac and you are feeling better, it is easy to be over-confident about just going cold turkey. I’d also echo everything LittleMsJones has said.