Can anybody give me feedback on Prozac, especially, energy level, weight loss or gain and sexual side effects? do you like it? Has it helped? How long before yo ustart feeling better? Thank you..
Feedback on prozac?
- 18 Sep 2013 by D C 2013
- 20 September 2013
- prozac, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, side effect, weight, anxiety and stress, energy
Added 18 Sep 2013:
Probably a lower dose, like 20 mg. I am talking to my Dr. about it now. Just looking for some general likes/dislikes.
You did not say why you are taking it, what dosage you are taking or how long you have been on it? This information would help.
I usually takes 2-6 weeks for it to take full effect and for the side effects, if you are having any, to calm down.
I hope things get better for you.
Dear D C 2013 - I have seen both sides of the coin in my own family. It was the 1st thing prescribed for me for depression at age 21, the beginning of many more medical problems to come shortly after, or at least diagnosed later, probably already there. Down side, for me, gained over 30 pounds in less than 2 months and felt no better. However, My mother, took it in her mid 40's, menopause related depression. She felt so much better in about a month, she had more energy, therefore, more active, and lost some excess weight. Said it saved her life, both physically and mentally. She stayed on it a little over 2 yrs, and was able to stop relatively easy. As I am sure you have heard before, we all react differently to meds. My Mom and I could not have been more different. But, she had no other underlying medical problems, I did. She was not taking any other rx's, I was. For quite sometime, it had a really good reputation, and in the meantime, newer meds have been created. It really is a trial and error. What ever you and your doc decide on, please give it time to work. I see over and over many people take something for just a few weeks and are ready to move on to something else. Wishing you the best of luck...
- Prozac Information for Consumers
- Prozac Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prozac (detailed)
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