After I spoke with my doctor regarding my symptoms from the Prozac, she recommended that I try a smaller dosage, 10 mg a day, 14 days prior to my menstrual cycle. Only 3 days after being on the reduced dosage, my severe depressive symptoms came back again. The doctor said I am to give it about “3 weeks” so that my body gets used to it. I reminded the nurse that I only take it 14 days, so how am I supposed to give it “3 weeks”? She is talking again to the doctor and someone will get back with me.
So now I have to decide which is worse…the severe PMDD symptoms, or the severe depressive state from the Prozac. I am looking for other alternatives, preferably natural, if there are any for PMDD. Any ideas?
I thought Prozac was supposed to help keep people from getting depressed, not causing depression!