she started on 10 mg and after 10 days went to 20 mg. She seemed better and happier for awhile, but is now feeling depressed and miserable again. I have read that it can take 6 weeks to start working, but some people say it should kick in sooner. Should she stick with it?
Hi, i agree with Marvell. I know how tough it can be during the induction phase when starting a new medication like this. Usually it does start to make a difference sooner than this, but everyone is different. Another 2 weeks would be good to give it a chance. Hopefully she will be feeling better very soon.
After she has had the 6 weeks on the Prozac at 20 she ought to review with her doctor. If there was some benefit, they can make a plan to continue helping her find what is right for her. (As a mother, myself, you might just want to check if being bullied is part of this depression.)
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