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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am suffering from agitated depression? What can you do for me?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   May I ask your symptoms?
User :   feeling a lot of agitations, no energy, can not function, no motivation, having to push myself all the time
Doctor :   Are you getting treated for depression?
User :   i know i am suffering from agitated depression. currently, i am on prozac 40mg. i have not healed, my psychiatrist is stupid, i tell her what to do, she tells me i will never become 100%, what does that mean, she is so stupid, either you function properly or you don't, and right now i have to stay home, i can't do anything, but i have learned a lot, i try to let go, but it is very hard, where is the enrgy to do it? i wonder if i should add a sedative medication like respedone,
Doctor :   Of course if Fluoxetine is not helping you, you may have to add additional medicines
User :   i meant an atypical antipsychotic medication like respedone, my psychiatrist told me to do it, but i am very hesitant, i have heard that ssris are good for agitated depression, and that is why i have been on prozac for the past six weeks.
Doctor :   Your psychiatrist and you should be working closely to at least heal close to 100% and for long time
Doctor :   You should take it longer than 6 weeks to see the results
User :   can prozac eventually heal me if i give it some time and or increase the dosage gradually, i have learned a lot
Doctor :   I think you were never home bound and now this is bothering your much
Doctor :   Yes
User :   talk to me about prozac, what do you know, what is your background
Doctor :   I am a General Physician
User :   my psychitraist is crazy and stupid, she invents the wheel, i don't like that
Doctor :   I can answer questions about Prozac
Doctor :   Let me know if you have questions
Doctor :   To be honest, any doctor should critically analyze the situation and titrate the doses
Doctor :   so there is no said recommended doses to start with
Doctor :   Especially when it comes to problems like depression or anxiety, the lowest dose should be trie
Doctor :   and then re worked after sometime
User :   i started on prozac 10 mg for 1 week, then i went to 20 mg for 30 days, and i have been on 40 mg for the past three days, be more specific
Doctor :   THat is why I told you to work very closely if needed a bi weekly appointment
Doctor :   Ok you might not have reached a therapeutic concentration
Doctor :   Might be if you can get some good sleep, things would settle down for now
User :   can everything come together for me on prozac, when should you increase prozac, what are my chances, i know myself, i am smart and i have a good mind,
Doctor :   Recovering from depression takes persistence and vigilance
Doctor :   You are doing good how you are increasing on the dosage
Doctor :   Since you are smart, you should be more persistent
User :   i do not buy that, i can not drive properly, i can not exercise, exercise does not help me, either it has to come together, or i have to do something else,
Doctor :   Why were you not able to exercise
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   it is the matter of time for me, doctor, time is a very precious thing, do you understand,
Doctor :   yes you are right
User :   i have coordination problem, is that a side effect of prozac
Doctor :   Is it recent finding after prozac?
User :   what is prozac success rate regarding curing agitated depression, what should i do if i am not successful with prozac
User :   no, it started five days after i strated taking prozac, i am hoping everything comes together some time soon
Doctor :   Usually 30 days
Doctor :   you should see results at 40mg
Doctor :   The sucess rate of Prozac is good
Doctor :   and is better than many traditional anti depressants
User :   well, i have seen the light, i have learned a lot, but i can not put it together, it is out of my will power, i swear the god
Doctor :   I agree
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