Personality changed since taking Prozac (Fluoxetine)

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Hi all, I have been on prozac for over 10 weeks now and the side effects have only recently started to subside. The thing that hasn't subsided though is this feeling of depersonalisation. I don't feel like the same person anymore and its freaking me out. My friends and Family have commented on how different I am acting. I seem very hyperactive and find myself thinking different thoughts to what I have in the past. If alcohol is involved then it gets even worse. I get very emotional and do not feel in control of my actions at all. 

This reason alone makes me want to stop taking this medication. I don't want a pill to change me as a person and I really feel like thats what its doing. I also cannot leave the house anymore because of crippling social anxiety and general anxiety. I was battling through it a few months back and was doing healthy things and could even leave the house on my own. Now it seems like a distant memory. 

In summary I just don't feel myself at all and I do not like it. Has anyone else experienced this with this or similar medications? And what actions did you take against it? Its scaring me how much I have changed as a person since starting this medication and its scaring me. Any help would be appreciated.

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    I am 8 weeks into it and feel the same but I don't think it's the medication o don't think it does that I have worried about it ever since I started taking it so guess that is why I feel more anxiety I worry about the tablet now however I was in a state before I started taking it I don't like pills so that is an indication of how much I wanted to get better I think we have to hang on in there

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      I'm not sure if its just me. I think the tablet itself is the culprit. I can no longer tell the difference between dreams and reality when I wake up nowadays. I'll think what happened in the dream is real and get very confused. I have also noticed my memory is nothing compared to what it used to be. I feel like I am in a cloud. Hopefully you are right and hope you feel better soon! smile

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      Anxiety is very powerful it becomes all consuming I have it so badly every day it is triggered as soon as I wake up when I keep busy I feel a bit better but trouble is I sit in a chair and don't want to move allowing too much time to think and concentrate on it it is like an obsession a scarey one I took fluoxetine once before it took ages but in the end I woke u one day just knowing I was well again it was lovely I can't wait for that again - beeswax we will get better takes time though

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      Mine is also with me as soon as I wake, it was really bad a few weeks back but I have got some relief lately. This feels much different to any anxiety I've ever had though as I've suffered from both general anxiety and social anxiety my entire life. I think I just want to try and come off anti depressants all together. They seem to cause more issues than they fix in my opinion.

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