Hello I’m new. I’m grateful to all of you who post here as I’ve learned a lot and been comforted by your stories.
I’ve finished 5 out of my 6 induction infusions. It has done wonders for my severe depression. I turned to Ketamine after I felt Prozac was not helping me and wanted to stop taking it. Since the start of the year I’ve dropped down from 40mg to 10mg of Prozac.
The thing is I’m afraid to stop taking it entirely. My psychiatrist seems to have considered my anxiety more prominent than my depression and described the Prozac as helping my anxiety (and tangentially the depression). I guess anxiety may have been the more prominent feature when I started the Prozac a few year ago, but lately it’s the depression that is the big obstacle - and the Ketamine helps that so much. I don’t feel particularly anxious.
I’d like to stop Prozac altogether because I’m skeptical it’s helping me at all, but I’m worried that maybe the reason I don’t feel particularly anxious is because the low dose (10mg) I’m on is controlling it. As I type this, I’m wondering if it’s a symptom of anxiety to be worried about stopping Prozac at all
Anyone have thoughts on dropping or staying on SSRIs after Ketamine treatment?
I’ll talk to my provider of course about the future plan after I finish my last/sixth infusion dose but I expect maybe monthly maintenance doses? I’m back in cognitive behavioral therapy and plan to continue that too.