I swear by Prozac. It has been my life saver as far as I am concerned. I was prescribed Anafranil before I was put on Prozac. Though I found it quite effective, I did not get the desired result from using this drug. It was then that my doctor recommended trying Prozac and seeing around twelve years ago. I was very reluctant to try it out as the reviews of the Press about Prozac were quite frightening. Any way, I eventually decided to give it a try and have never stopped using it ever since then. I tried weaning off this drug and have attempted many other drugs which have the same adverse effects aspects but nothing was as good as Prozac. Prozac was completely effective in combating my OCDs and despondency. Though I do have a small amount of tension and anxiety every now and then, I use Klonopin and Xanax to make me feel better. And these are quite effective in managing what I go through. Prozac certainly has a lot of adverse effects; I do experience a considerable amount of Decrease in my libido, have to be continually on the look out in order to not to put on weight. I also am not able to sleep at a stretch even though I have Prozac the first thing in the morning. Any way the good things exceed the side effects and so I feel that it is worth it. I do experience terrible thoughts, but they are not really unbearable any more. I can tolerate them. I am now able to think in an organized way and am able to perform my tasks well. Since I have been using Prozac for around twelve years, you can understand that I am quite happy with its performance. Even though I would be willing to switch to another medicine which does not have any side effects at all, I will for the time being stick on to Prozac itself until I find something better. But for now, Prozac is good enough.