Cheryl is right, but Prozac is a very bad thing

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Posted by Flash ( on May 01, 2000 at 11:45:16:

In Reply to: Prozac posted by cheryl allman on May 01, 2000 at 11:13:50:

Prozac is a Serotonin reuptakeinhibitor. Or something.

I think this means that it stops the Serotonin going back from whence it came.

It not only causes the sun to shine and make everyone happy, but occasionally convinces them to kill themselves. Sometimes it doesn't even convince them it just kills them all on it's own (heart attack).

Now I know what you're thinking - FAIR TRADE - right?

Uh uh... Because it will make cluster headaches worse. On of the things that happens during an episode is that we (for some unknown reason) have too mush Serotonin going round our brains in the first place. Most of the drugs we take work in one (or both) of two ways:

1) They constrict the blood vessels (and not just where it hurts)
2) They block Serotonin (I think this is called a Serotonin antagonist)

The drugs that do 1) are like taking alchohol for depression - if you get my drift. If Imitrex is a razor, then Ergotamine is a rusty pick axe.

The drugs that do 2) aren't all that brilliant either, because there are 4 types of Serotonin receptor to block (as well as several subclasses of those) and many of them have sweet FA to do with your brain.

Anyway the last thing you want to try is prozac unless you aren't in enough pain already. At best you will be the 1 in a million it kills outright.

I find a better way of staying happy is to insert a cotton bud in my ear have have a good yack around in there. Ooh what a feeling! Note that this goes against established medical advice, and if you refer to them as 'ear buds' the shop assistant will refuse to serve you. If they weren't intended for your ears then why the fuck did they make them that shape in the first place. It's like saying your johnson (no pun intended) shouldn't... never mind!

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