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Hi there, I have been on generic prozac for about 10 years now. Off a couple of times hoping maybe I could go it on my own due to side effects, but back on within a month. I was on 20 mg for a long time, but started that downhill dark slope. The physicians assistant upped it up 40, within a few months I was just laying on the couch all day doing nothing and not caring about it. So back to the physicians assistant to lower my dose and that is when I had decided I wanted off this stuff for good. I tapered off slowly and did great for about a month.  So they put me back on it. I can't afford many of the different newer antidepressants due to no insurance. I am stuck having to use a generic that is on the walmart 4.00 a month list.  I have been back on 20 mg for a month now, and the past week has been seriously dark. I am just not doing okay. I hate being like this. Any suggestions? Are the newer drugs really any different?  I have heard Fluoxotine can just stop working?

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Hello Irish,

I think there are plenty of antidepressant medications that have a generic version that aren't "new." Talk to your doctor about some of these alternatives. In addition, I think you should do your own research into antidepressants to look for something that may be right for you. There are SSRI's, SNRI's, etc. There are so many different kinds of drugs out there.

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