28 Jul 2012
I hope you are seeing a Psychiatrist for your depression and anxiety problems. I don't feel that your PCP is knowledgeable enough to be prescribing for you.
First, you have been on prozac long enough to be feeling the anti-depressant effects. It never worked on my anxiety/panic disorder, so if its not working on your anxiety it's time to add a benzo for that. Most shrinks will start you on low dose clonazepam or Klonopin. It has a long half life so you aren't on the roller coaster caused by short acting benzos like Xanax, which I hate.
Please talk to your doc about your continuing symptoms, maybe prozac is not the SSRI for you. There are many others to treat your symptoms.
Be sure to let us know how you are doing.
29 Jul 2012
Hi, as Imariani has said, you should be feeling better by this stage. It takes about 4 weeks for antidepressants in general to work effectively. So maybe your dose wasn't high enough, but with the increase 11 or 12 days ago now you should be noticing a difference. If not you need to speak to you doctor again. And as already said, maybe you need an additional prescription for the anxiety, or maybe a change all together? I hope you are feeling better soon!
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