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05-14-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Medication that taxes liver less?

Right now I take Prozac for anxiety but is there another SSRI that doesn't tax the liver as much?
05-14-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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Can't help you, i don't know, just wanted to bump you.

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Sorry I don't know but hope you find out.
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05-30-2013, 04:37 PM   #4
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Have you discussed this with the doctor who prescribed you your prozac at all?
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05-30-2013, 05:26 PM   #5
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Unfortunately they all are metabolized in the liver but I'm seeing the doctor next week to discuss some "cleaner" meds.
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What do you mean by cleaner meds? Curious minds want to know. Prozac was terrible for me when I was on it. Though they helped, I hope I never have to go back on SSRIs for anxiety or anything else.

Hope you figure something out soon. I feel your pain on this topic.
05-30-2013, 06:05 PM   #7
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Thanks, I wish I didn't have to take it but it takes the edge off a stressful and depressing life. I think if I was healthy and living a regular life I would not need an SSRI. As for cleaner, I mean mixes well with other medications. Apparently drugs like Prozac have a tendency to increase or decrease the efficacy of other drugs its competing with.
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I'm sorry you have to take them.....I look at taking anti depressants this same way as I do taking my insulin....My body doesn't produce insulin naturally anymore so I need to inject to offset the imbalance, equally so an imbalance in the brain chemistry means some people need to take medication to correct the balance, I don't think it's anything to be ashamed or embarrassed about and I think people should understand better and not continue the stigma........oops, sorry I'll get off my soap box now . It just makes me mad that it's ok for me to inject chemicals but not for people to take anti depressants.
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