Well, I suppose I should step forward. Prozac was given to anyone, including their dog, in the earl 90s as a miracle cure. Which in many ways it was. Tricyclic anti-depressants, which came before the SSRIs (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) were deadly in overdose. SSRIs are not pleasent in overdose, but much safer. Side Effects. Have you ever read the patient safety leaflet which comes with any medication you buy? Trust me, it's terrifying, and bear in mind that for a full range of reported side effects you need to refer to the drug data sheet (SPC= Summary of Product Characteristics). Think for a moment if you will, what activity do profoundly depressed people do which non-depressed don't? They kill themselves. Look at the data sheet for Prozac, Lustral, Cipramil and all the others and you will see that a side effect of the medication is "Suicidal Ideation". During clinical trials the patients are required to report any adverse events which happen to them while taking the trial drug. So if a patient suffers toothache while taking a new painkiller, it goes down as a side effect, there you have a similar situation. You would not not take a painkiller on those grounds would you? Indeed, by way of example would you take anything which caused you: abdominal discomfort or pain, nausea, indigestion, heartburn, stomach ulcer, vomitting containing blood, black tarry tools, bruising, bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, fever, extreme pallor, weakness, exhaustion, asthma, unexplained wheezing, swelling of the lip face or tongue and throat, rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, collapse, hives, blistering or peeling skin, increased ris of heart attack or stroke, diarrhoea, flatulence, constipation, vomiting, jaundice, dark urine, kidney failure, aseptic meningitis, headache, disorientation, eye sensitivty or swelling of the legs? Nor would I. But I take brufen/ibuprofen whenever I feel sick or in pain, and that is the incomplete list of it's side effects Take your prescribed medication, as directed, but seek a talking therapy as well. Medicine is one prong of a treatment package, counselling can't always do it all. I am a qualified psychiatric nurse, since 1989, I currently work for a drug company and am in my 2nd year of a counselling diploma, having already completed a certificate in counselling and a Transactional Analysis course. __________________ The humorous voice of reason. It was a good idea to start this thread,then im not hijacking the other.Anyway,iv copied this post of Maggots as the start of it,not to undermine others posts,but it seemed the last one made,so here we are. Thanks for the advice your giving,It does help. Sorry Maggot,i didnt mention i had copied your post,so iv added your name,overlooked,apologies.