Prozac and side effects

Patient

Q: I've been taking prozac since March of 2010 for clinical depression and general anxiety, and I have always had really bad side effects. I suffer almost daily from tension headaches, back pain and neck pain and nightmares. I don't seem to get restful sleep no matter how long I sleep. Every day I wake up with heavily bloodshot eyes. I constantly feel dispersonalized and zombie-like. Prozac also gives me diarrea often. I am visiting a doctor tomorrow, and I really want to ask for another SSRI or something (perhaps even a liquid form of medication), but at the same time I do not want to relapse. What should I do?

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