Episode 25: C-PTSD and Baby Steps - Am I Feeling Better or Is It Prozac?

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Episode 25

C-PTSD and Baby Steps

Am I Feeling Better or Is It Prozac?

April 29, 2021

In this episode, I am talking about feeling better on a more consistent way. This enhancement in my mood also corresponds to the window of effectiveness for Fluoxetine which is better known as Prozac. It doesn’t matter to me because the experience of feeling better is motivating regardless of it’s source. My role is to build on that emotional and cognitive shift taking place into a better world for myself and for the people I love and care about.

I am taking Prozac, which is classified as a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibiter or an SSRI. This class of anti-depressant has been shown to be just as effective in treating depression as psychotherapy. There are currently 15 different name brands of SSRIs using six fundamental compounds. For more information click on any of the links below.

Lexapro (escitalopram), Zoloft (sertraline), Prozac (fluoxetine), Paxil (paroxetine), Celexa (citalopram), Luvox (fluvoxamine), Paxil CR (paroxetine), Brisdelle (paroxetine), Sarafem (fluoxetine), Luvox CR (fluvoxamine), Prozac Weekly (fluoxetine), Pexeva (paroxetine), Selfemra (fluoxetine), and Rapiflux (fluoxetine).

In the Costa Rican healthcare system, I was given the choice of Prozac, Prozac or Prozac. So, I chose Prozac.

Dr. Arielle Schwarts has been writing about the journey of healing from Complex-PTSD for years.

Healing Complex PTSD and Dissociation | Dr. Arielle Schwartz (drarielleschwartz.com)

Here is the official government site on PTSD. I have given you the link to their information on Complex-PTSD.

Complex PTSD - PTSD: National Center for PTSD (va.gov)

I have given you this resource before. It’s an oldie, but a goodie.

Complex PTSD Healing | CPTSDfoundation.org

Thrive After Abuse has a YouTube Channel and they are doing their part in helping people with Complex-PTSD.

Healing from Complex PTSD: Relaxation and Affirmation Video - YouTube

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