Prozac is my word of the week.
I am on my first week of Prozac after a break that did not work well for me.
For me Prozac leads to progress.
I sleep better.
I sing a lot and don’t mind that it is out of tune!
I move more getting more done and dancing when the mood takes me.
I am more motivated to go and get some fresh air which does me the word of good.
I throw myself into freelancing and home education.
I feel lighter and brighter.
I allow myself to relax.
I don’t get so cross and grumpy.
I am more fun.
I am more assertive.
I am brave.
Prozac works for me and I am OK with that.
Here is some official stuff about the happy pills!
What is it?
Prozac is the brand name for a drug called fluoxetine, which is used to treat depression and other mental health problems. It is one of a number of drugs called SSRIs. They are all generally referred to as Prozac, although they are different drugs strictly speaking.
Prozac usually comes in the form of small white pills that are prescribed by the doctor. They have been in use since the late 1980s.
How does it make you feel?
None of these drugs will give you a buzz – they do their job only when they are used regularly over time. It’s thought that Prozac increases the activity and levels of certain chemicals in the brain.
Most people get side effects when they start using Prozac. It’s common to feel a bit sick, dizzy, light-headed and headachey. But, if you are taking these drugs for depression or anxiety – keep going, even if at first you feel worse. The side effects will wear off in a couple of weeks and your mood will start to lift. If that doesn’t happen go back to your doctor as soon as you can.
Depression and anxiety can screw up your life in many, many ways. If you’re worried you might be depressed then seek advice as soon as you can