I had a very thorough review with my excellent MS Nurse this morning. I had gone prepared, with a very full list of all my issues and areas of concern, which included emotional ones. He ended up saying he wanted to try me on a medication to help with me feeling so up and down emotionally, which to be honest is mostly down and perhaps no higher than middling on a good day!
We ran out of time, but basically he wants to put me on Fluoxetine, a Serotonin Uptake Inhibitor. He explained the basic science of it - told me not to google it, which I am afraid I have done. I see it is Prozac and that MS-Smart Phase-2 trials are underway looking into its effect both for depression issues and as a possible way of slowing down SPMS, which I have.
Prozac has a scary image and knowing that is what he would like me to try rather frightens me.
There are a few old posts in this Forum on the subject, but what, please, do the people using the Forum nowadays have to say about using this drug please? Has it helped you in any way?
I really would appreciate your feedback please. He will want to know my decision at my next appointment in two months.