If I stopped Prozac 7 years ago, will it work again?

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I tood Prozac for 8 years and stopped 7 yeras ago. Now I would like to take it again after failing with Viibyrd, Effxor and and two others. I only took them from 3 to 16 days and found the side effects to be terrible.

Has anyone had success with Prozac the second time around with this much time in between?

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    Hi Nancy! I've heard plenty of success stories of people being able to get back on prozac. The only thing that I could see happening is maybe having a bit of a harder time with the side effects.

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    Yep was on it 25 years ago for 2 years... then had a break of 5 years and went on citlopram for 18 years... now back on 40mg Prozac for 8 months and wish I had just stayed on them.
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      Hi Nancy,

      I was also on Prozac for 25 years and it pooped out 4 years ago. I am back on it again. Both doctors and pharmacists I have spoken to say it is basically new to your system and it should work as well as it did the first time.



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