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“Let’s up your Prozac.”

bbq pillsI went to see my therapist and psychiatrist today (two separate people in one office suite). I talked with my therapist about the results of my liver tests and ultrasound and she was proud of the steps I am taking in order to be physically healthy as well as mentally well.

3 thoughts on ““Let’s up your Prozac.”

  • July 2, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    First, thank you so much for mentioning that it’s not all ice cream on your meds right now. I had someone say to me, “I thought if you were on meds you didn’t have any symptoms.” It has had me doubting myself, doubting if I am really okay.

    Second, I have the same intrusive thought about running over bicyclists, etc. I hate going past them. Scares the crud out of me.

  • July 3, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I’m not a therapist, but if you are dealing with OCD, the front line treatment for it is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, which is not what you describe in your post. My son had OCD so severe he could not even eat and ERP therapy literally saved his life….I wish you all the best as you move forward.

  • July 7, 2014 at 10:59 am

    My psych put me on Luvox which has such a short half-life you suffer withdrawals every day until your next dose. It sent me into a mixed state rapidly.

    I hope the prozac helps but I am leery of anti-depressant use (at any half-life) even with multiple mood stabilizers. There are plenty of double-blind placebo research papers on the net that indicate that using antidepressants for bipolars is just too much of a risk.


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