... awoke with severe shaking, agitation, crying from frustration of not knowing what's happening to me. Please help me find out how long it will take before it gets out of my system
You've just experienced your first major panic attack, that's all. But, having said "that's all" I must say that a panic attack is one of earth's most unpleasant happenings.
If you only took one dose, it's not even in your system yet, not really. Call your prescribing doc NOW, don't wait. You may be quite depressed and you may have experienced this anyway, without the prozac.
Your doc may be able to prescribe something that will make the panic go away, right away. And you probably need a different antidepressant.
Just tell your doc all about this situation.
When I did a search on the prozac, I came up with large numbers, like 1-2 mos.. One answer said 1-4 days. Drink barrels of water. Drink anything but caffeine.
For anxiety I take 4 mg of Klonopin, and Gabapentin. They work great for me. I also take lamictal. There's thing I did when I was in jail(when I was having a "manic attack) and your gonna think I'm strange, but I did jumping jacks." It was cold. I couldn't stand what was happening to me. What else would be there to do? Well, one more thing I did in the cell was stand up on the seats and sing "jail house rock." I thought it very appropriate for the occasion. Unless the officers would have served us tea and crumpets.
However, the symptoms your describing sound like anxiety and panic attacks. In my malt ball size of brain, I think you need to call your doc. It doesn't matter what time of the day it is. There's always a doc on call for you.
Try real hard and write the symptoms your having. Be very specific. This will make it a lot easier to talk to your doc. Stay focused and refer back to your symptoms.
You can call a pharmacist anytime the night or day. You might want to consider talking to them, also. They can be a great deal of help. There's no reason you should be going through this when there a tons of meds that might work for you. You need something that will work immediately. What your going through must be terrifying. I'm so sorry. I wish you didn't have to. Hopefully by now, you will have received messages from our friends that will benefit you more than mine.
God bless you and take care, my friend.
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