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What do ya'all think about Prozac?

What do ya'all think about Prozac?

My neuro is starting me on Prozac. Anyone else on that? What do you think of it? Any advice or recommendations? Thanks.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I am on Prozac, I have been on many different meds Prozac seems to be the only one that helps. It can also give you some energy.

posted almost 3 years ago

Wellbutrin, Prozac and Rebif

Wellbutrin, Prozac and Rebif

Hi All,
I am new to this forum but not new to MS. I have had MS for 15 years and luckily have managed it well. 6 years ago I started Paxil for anxiety that was causing IBS symptoms. After gaining a lot of weight, I weaned myself off it this summer with the help of my doctor. I have been using both prozac and wellbutrin, lowest dosages possible but I am curious if anyone has any information on either of these with Rebif. Wellbutrin seems to make me more anxious which my doctor said… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I did Gene mind genetic testing a couple weeks ago. I just started generic wellbutrin SR.. I only am on day 4. I also have been doing low dose lexapro.… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Is it normal to be on 20+ pills per day with MS?? How many pills are people taking?

Is it normal to be on 20+ pills per day with MS?? How many pills are people taking?

24 pills per day or about 700 per month 12 Zanaflex, 9 Tergrotal, 1 Gilyina, 2 Prozac, and 1 5000mg vitamin D

Spasticity is a major issue with my legs..

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Shout out dan 76. I too take few pills. I used to tell my doctor everything. They would say. We have something for that. Oh, a pill? No thanks. I take… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

OK. Have been on prozac ( increasing dosage) still a waterfall of emotion.

OK. Have been on prozac ( increasing dosage) still a waterfall of emotion.

Thinking of switching to another anti-depressant. Any suggestions? I might add that the emotional issues are my worst. I have seen 4 psychologists and 1 psychiatrist and am not happy with their input. I wish there was an MS facility where you could tackle off the problems of this disease in "one stop shop"

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I am on Depakote for my depression bi polar that they call it now. I'm not bi polar just missing my mom a lot because she died 2 and a half years ago… read more

posted about 4 years ago

What is ur daily med routine? What is it used for?

What is ur daily med routine? What is it used for?

I take...
60 mg adderall for fatigue as needed
2 multivitamin gummies
2 prenatal gummies
4000 iu vitamin d
20 mg prozac for depression
Xanax for anxiety as needed
600 mg gabapentin as needed
25 mg amitriptyline as needed
Flexeril 10mg as needed
500 mg omega 3 daily
Naproxen or ibuprofen for pain
And one more for vertigo. ..haven't needed that in awhile.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

anytime I took Xanax, garapentin or naproxen it wasn't as needed.. that I don't understand

posted almost 4 years ago

How many different medications do you take?

How many different medications do you take?

My number seems to increase. I'm curious to know what number range is common and how it affects your life. A normal person would think that it'd be overmedicating and dangerous to the body. But it's different for a person with MS and other issues like epileptic tendencies like myself. It's hard not to be concerned about too many meds. My list:

Aubagio
Keppra
Prozac
Birth control
Baclofen (new for my foot pain when I sleep)
Plus multivitamin and probiotic

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I am on Copaxone Injections, Endep and Lyrica for Pain management, rabenzole for indigestion problems, venlafaxine for depression, Naproxen and Panadol… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Lexapro not working anymore ???

Lexapro not working anymore ???

I started lexapro a year ago and started at 10mg ,I wasn't diagnosed with ms yet ,they thought it was just fibromyalgia ,I was only 16 so I was put on a low dose ,after I was officially diagnosed with MS I was feeling very down and was put on 20 mg , it hasn't been working in months and I have no motivation to do anything even though I'm on the maximum of leaxapro . Has anyone has a problem similar to this ? Is there any other better antidepressants out there (I tried Prozac but it… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

yes I've been having MS since the age of 15, I'm 29 now. Never had a problem with depression until now
. I was thinking it was because of my age . Then… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Sex Drive?

Sex Drive?

Since Ive been diagnosed my sex drive has decreased. Has this happened to anyone else? If so, what did you do to fix that?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I've snc increased to 3 times every 3 months....and I have a new puppy... Lol. #can'tMissWhatYouNeverHad

posted over 4 years ago

Anti- depressants and weight gain

Anti- depressants and weight gain

Good morning,

I am finding my depression is getting worse and thinking about going back on something. Is anyone taking them and NOT have weight gain? If you did gain weight do you exercise? If you didn't gain any, do you exercise? I have been on a bunch of them over the years and gained 30 pds on Effexor all in my belly and prior always had a flat stomach. I also went through horrible, almost suicidal withdrawal. Wellbutrin made me so foggy I didn't "feel" anything and went off… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Doing Paxil taper now wow

posted almost 3 years ago

Fatigue

Fatigue

I have fatigue like mist MSers. I know there are medications out there to help with this. Recently I was put on Provigil but it makes me sleep even more..... which really confuses my primary care physician.
Dies anyone know of other medications that would be good or great for fatigue I would love to hear from you. .... Thank you fir you help!

A MyMSTeam Member said:

@A MyMSTeam Member. So true.

posted over 3 years ago