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The First Step

Posted Jan 21 2011 10:31pm
I have officially completed my first step.  It's a minor step, but it still has significance.  Today I am officially off Pristiq and back on Fluoxetine (Prozac).  I decided to go back on Fluoxetine because it's been around a lot longer than Pristiq.  Until I can ween myself off an antidepressant I want to at least be on one that has some history to it.  I was relieved when my psychiatrist agreed to switch me back.  So last Friday I started to cut back on the Pristiq and started taking the Fluoxetine per docs orders.

I was surprised and a little disheartened when I was able to notice a difference in as little as three days.  Granted, I was on 100 mg of Pristiq and now I'm on 40 mg of Fluoxetine, but so soon?  My husband brought up a good point that I actually don't have an answer to.  When switching meds does it still take a full month for it to take full effect?  Normally it takes a month for Fluoxetine to work, but what if you've been on antidepressants for years?  I guess I need to look into that. 
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