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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:43 AM
kathysart_decoration (75 posts)
9. my scary experience with Prozac
My family physician placed me on Prozac back in about 1994 when I was living in Albuquerque, NM - at my request - because I was very depressed.
After about 2 weeks on the drug (don't remember the dose amount) I went to bed and remember even now, very vividly, that I placed my head on the pillow and, immediately, a flood of feelings of aggression came over me. It was truly frightening. Without question, my thoughts and feelings went to hurting myself in some way. It was a feeling I couldn't do justice to using words. But, it still scares me, and I am concerned when I hear of anyone being placed on that drug.
I got myself out of bed because the feelings became stronger. I went to the kitchen and drank some milk to try to calm down. I could do nothing to get rid of the feelings and I was just terrified.
I drove myself to the hospital which wasn't far away. The intern I was assigned to told me I was "menopausal." There wasn't an ounce of truth to that. I was certain it was the Prozac and I told him that to no avail. When I later reported this to my own doctor she told me there was no evidence that the drug produced such side effects.
Somehow I got past it. Sometimes just taking action is helpful and I had full awareness that it was the drug. I never took another dose and the feelings and thoughts subsided and went away entirely.
I had read about one or both of the Columbine shooters being on medications, specifically Prozac or like it, and immediately remembered my experience and I have no doubt that for them, also, these drugs could have played even a major role.
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