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I would like to share the following: About 10 years ago, I was experiencing a pretty bad depressive episode and my doctor prescribed fluoxitine hydrochloride (prozac). At first the meds made me feel better, but after a while I started to experience regular vaso-vagal episodes. It was extremely frightening--I would experience clammy palms and a feeling of weakness, then a very cerebral feeling of lanuage not making sense anymore, then I thought I was dying--but I was passing out. When I came to, usually with people around, I was in a cold sweat, but i felt so great--like tension was released. I only made the connection years later, but since disconuing the fluoxitine, I have *never* once, not one time, passed out. In my mind, there *had* to be a connection between the medication and the episodes. I was scanned for epilepsy and all sorts of things, and finally diagnosed vasovagal. But not once since I stopped the prozac have I passed out. I will never take depression meds again no matter how severe my depression, because of that. I know that this isn't something a doctor wants to hear, but it's sincerely the truth.