On Saturday January 16 I went up from being on 20 mg Prozac for a month to 30 mg Prozac. That day that I upped my dosage was a NIGHTMARE. I've never felt more panicky and suicidal! I've come to realize that I was having OCD suicidal thoughts but they were so strong that I thought I was depressed and wanted to actually hang myself. I was delusional! In December when I went from 10 mg to 20 mg Prozac I had a similar experience. I was having something similar to what I had when I went up to 30 but not as bad and not as long. This panic attack was so bad and unbearable especially with intrusive thoughts of hanging myself. I see my doctor again in 2 weeks exactly. She says that what I had was a panic attack, I thought it was a very long and scary one. Now I'm having mild suicidal OCD thoughts. I want to know is 30 mg enough to see some benefits in a month when it should kick in. And should I continue on it. I personally feel that I did better on Celexa than on Prozac. I just fear my doctor telling me to go to 40 mg Prozac, because I don't think I can take that experience again. I'm upset with my psychiatrist because she hasn't let me go back to Celexa. Although if I continue in this direction I hope she does. I'm taking Xanax, Rispersal, and Saphris as well.
It is beyond me that any psychiatrist would keep you on a med that is causing suicidal thoughts. I tried Prozac and had thoughts of harming myself and other very disturbing thoughts. I told my doc I would no longer take it due to the thoughts, he agreed. Also not sure why she would not let you go back to Celexa that you did better on it. Lexapro is also similar to Celexa. You have every right to ask her questions and get real answers.You are not the only one that has had terrible side effects from Prozac. There are times you have to advocate for yourself. I had to tell my doc I was not going to continue the Prozac, I did not ask if I should. It is bad enough the we suffer, but to do so needlessly is unnecessary. I would not let this go on too long. Suicidal thoughts are serious. I pray you get the help you need.
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