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#1 of 3 Old 04-09-2012, 11:04 AM - Thread Starter
 
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The doctor wants me to take prozac for all of this! 8 days a month, before menstruation. How does that sound?

 

I'm scared to take it but I want to feel better...it's been a crappy 3 years. 

 

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I was diagnosed with PMDD about 6 months ago and my dr. prescribed prozac for 14 days a month (the two weeks prior to my period).  I was reluctant to take it and in fact, I just sat and looked at the bottle for the first 2 months that I had it.  I went back for a follow up appointment because I just wasn't comfortable taking it, I'm still nursing and everyone I talked to said that prozac just didn't seem like the right medicine for this kind of thing.  But my dr. talked me into taking it and I did feel better for the first month.  The next month was ok, but I started to feel uneasy about it again because of the nursing so I stopped again.  I know that medicine can't work if you don't take it, but I read a lot about it and it seems like a good diet, vitamin supplements and regular exercise had better results for a lot of women so I wanted to give that a try.  I'll let you know if I ever get that started.  For now I'm really agonizing over the benefits outweigh the risks.  I'll be watching this thread too.


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Thank you for telling me about your experience. 

I have decided not to take it for now. I want to try other alternatives first.   

I've started VitB complex and St. John's Hort...meditating and excercise helps also!

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