Hello! (: I was wondering if Fluoxetine (also known as Prozac) was vegan? I did research and really couldn’t find anything :\ I use to take it, but got better. Now I think I could use it again (I do have up and downs, so maybe I don’t need it.) D: Please help! Thanks!
HI…. I’m a bit behind on this one 😀 Fluoxetine would have been tested on animals…. is currently vegetarian to my knowledge (not sure on vegan) however if you get it in capsule form it is NOT! Best way to deal with that is open the capsules and tip the powder into your brew… sorted 😀
Whether or not to take the prescriptions your doctor recommends is a personal choice that only you can make. You might want to consult with an herbalist or a homeopath or consider lifestyle changes, such as diet, exercise, and quitting smoking or drinking, which might improve your health without your having to rely on medicine.
5-HTP is natural and also good too! Unlike Saint John’s Wort and Prozac you don’t need to wait 4-8 weeks for it to work. However I wouldn’t suggest taking it every day long term.. It’s better for days you are down and best if used for only a few days at a time.
St. John’s Wort and Samm-E are both natural mood stabilizers. A lot of people have had great results with them (I wouldn’t suggest using both at the same time. Try one, and if you don’t notice a difference after a few weeks, try the other instead).
You could also try therapy.
I’m still on medication for mental health, but therapy has helped me to cut down the dosages (and hopefully I’ll eventually be able to get off of it completely.)
Meditation, diet, and exercise are of course always important for mental health.