Greetings to all. I am new to this forum and am thankful that I have come to find it. I wish every one of you the best in your battles with the OCD beast. I wanted to ask if there is anyone who had been treated with Prozac and stayed on it long term. I was on Prozac for a bit and it helped my OCD tremendously. I discontinued it only to be diagnosed with depression (went back on then discontinued) and then again with insomnia (went back on and discontinued). Since the pandemic began I am again exhibiting the same old symptoms of OCD and I'm wondering if I will ever be okay without the Prozac. I hear that SSRIs are not for long term use and some people have reported that it stops working over time. My fear is that the Prozac will "poop out" and I will end up worse than I started off. However the medication does help, although not without a few unwanted side effects, and if I know I can have a normal life and the medication will work in the long term, then I will gladly take it forever. I have heard alot of horror stories surrounding antidepressants and I would really appreciate some guidance from anyone who may have experience with Prozac long term.
Thank you to anyone who has taken the time to read my post.