Hi, I'm about to start my third real round of SSRI usage. My first time, many years ago, was Prozac. I had no side effects whatsoever. A few years later, after a year medication free, I decided to go back on Prozac. I felt flu-ish and the side effects scared me so I stopped. A month later I started Celexa and had very severe side effects for the first four days (I stuck through it somehow and it ended up working great).
I just want to know what your experiences with SSRI side effects were. I'd also like to know if anyone has any answers as to why Prozac would cause no symptoms the first time and a lot of symptoms the second time. Could it be that my body is having increasingly severe reactions each time I start them, or are the reactions unrelated? I just am scared of the initial side effects but the long term effects of the drugs are so worth it.
I'm going to talk about it with a psychiatrist tomorrow, but I find that personal experience counts for a lot and sometimes the docs don't fully understand.