I was wondering if anyone could answer me a few questions on medication? First off, I'm British, living in England, UK. Well its taken me like 4 or 5 years but ive managed to get myself to the doctors to get some help. Well, actually this is the second time Ive been, but this time im determined to actually do something heh. So basically the doctor gave me two options, medication or counselling, i mean fair enough the guy is just a GP afterall. But what got me was how easy it was for him to offer me medication hmy: I mean, I don't really know much about it, but seriously, potentially mind altering drugs that easily? wow. Anyway, to cut a long story short, he gave me a prescription for some Fluoxetine (prozac) and I have to see him again in a weeks time, now I don't have to actually get this medication, it is up to me to decide if I need it or not. ***Thing is, i know how i am, i know that i secretly want to just pill myself up to the eyeballs and forget about life, and just get on with it. But, I see this as a short term solution, I really want to sort things out proper, but I just cant do it now =( I want to take this medication, but my suspicions and that-sense-of-things-not-quite-right is going crazy, especially when I explained that I was starting to get scared of going outside, and doing easy tasks, he said it could cause some anxiety in the first week or so, I mean like... thats the last thing I need... thats what got my suspiscions set off, something wasnt quite right. I mean, it was just given to me, seriously, I get hay-fever medicine harder than this, and i get told "dont drink, dont drive" etc, but with AD's, it was just given to me. I hear doc's get paid more for prescribing it, but that might just be somebody elses conspiracy theory... Anyway, to the actual drug itself, I'm secretly scared of it, my girlfriend/exgf/*sigh* her. tells me when she was taking it she cant even remember those years of her life, it turns you into a zombie? I've taken various mind altering substances in my life, and I know how chemicals can FUCK your brain, I feel lucky that I noticed this early and cut that shit out, but this medication has got me a bit worried. I would really like some replys, if anyone could tell me about their own experiences with Fluoxtine (Prozac, Sarafem, Fontex are same thing, just trade names) Please, if it changed your life for the better or worse I would like to know. Also, it would be great to hear some first time experiences, how does it work? how does it feel? Thanks.