My review for Prozac Nation, by Elizabeth Wurtzel.
As someone currently on Prozac for depression, I knew I had to read this book to see how, if at all, I could identify with what the author described herself going through. Even though I know that it was written over 20 years ago. Still it was a thought-provoking read. And I did see some incidents in the book that were nearly the same as (if not identical to) what I had gone through before beginning my Prozac last year. Although it took me this long to realize I suffered from depression and needed to seek help. I felt I was brave to have read this.Yes, it's true. I have been on Prozac since last August. My current dosage is 30 mg. I started at 10 mg for one month, then 20 mg for the next three months. My next appointment with my psychiatrist is this week and I will see what happens then. I've had my ups and downs since starting. Some drowsiness and nervousness, common side effects. Still feel some bouts of depression, but everyone knows that antidepressants won't magically cure your condition, :-) Just decrease it somewhat. And I still tend to have anxiety, one of the reasons I started it begin with. I'd been going to the county behavioral health department for more than a year but only last summer decided to seek medication services. My doctor is really nice and is always very calm. And I think that's a good thing.
Have you been on Prozac or any other antidepressant? What is your story so far?