When my doctor prescribed this to me it was because of my anxiety which is chronic"Everyday All Day I've Got Anxiety" For about 5 years now but the past year maybe longer its getting so bad! I constantly suffer from chest pains all day long, panic attacks on a regular, worried about the chest pains are what's going to make me die, Constanly thinking I'm going to die, I'm scared to be home alone cause I worry if something happens to me can't get to the phone or it will be to late for me to be found, I've never felt so worrisome, And yes there are other things I can list but ontop of having chronic Anxiety "I take xanex for" I have Cronich OCD But I'm not depressed at all! But I just need to know should I be scared to take this medicine? When he first prescribed it I filled the bottle but everyday I was going to take, atleast wanted to but I didn't 3 weeks later I went back to my doctor and was honest "Always am with him" told I was so frightened to take it we talked a bit and he had said he really thinks I will be ok on it! So I sit here today asking you what's your opinion do you think I should fear taking this pill once a day? I read reviews there are so many good reviews and I just want to fell better I don't want to live my days filled with anxiety cause my anxiety is at a level of like a really bad everyday all day and the chest pain shakes the not being able to sleep thoughts filled with worrys! So please help me and tell me what you think should I take it Remember I want to but my fear is that its going to cause me bad side affect and that's what's holding me back, should I take the chance cause if I don't I wont know... I want my life back thanks! If you know any chat rooms or people with this same problem I could talk to please give me the info! I thank you in advance, I hope you, all of you have a great day... ;))))
Should I Feel Worrisome Taking Fluoxetine "Generic For Prozac" 20mg Once A Day?
- 25 Nov 2013 by Kristie121275
- 2 March 2021
- prozac, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, fluoxetine, anxiety and stress, generic, doctor, chronic, prescription
My advice is you are suffering with bad anxiety. You need to make yourself swallow that pill today. After you see its not poison, maybe tomorrow will be easier, and so on. Prozac has been used for decades, with good results. Every drug has a long list of side effects. They have to list anything reported if they think it possibly could be from prozac. It doesn't mean you'll get even one of them. And if you would have side effects you can't live with, you stop the pill. But you have to give yourself the chance for a normal life. It won't work right away, and you may feel more anxious for a few days, but if you can get thru that, the end result could be far less anxiety. Isn't it worth the effort?
I take Fluoxetine started on 20mg now I'm on 40mg. I have had no problems
taking this med. no side effect. gotta take it 4 to 6 weeks for it to work. I know it hard but you gotta take it for it to work. I hope you will take the med & give it a chance. Hang in there. take care.
Prozac is one of the very best drugs for OCD and it is good for anxiety and phobias as well. I am currently taking the max dose of 80 mg. and I can tell you it DOES work. Sometimes you have to take a higher dose for OCD than for depression. While you and your doctor are figuring out the correct dosage for you, I would seriously suggest you also have a full physical to rule out any other problems you might be having. Also, it's always a good idea to find a good therapist to talk to so you can learn some new ways to cope. Good luck !
Just wanted to share with you my experience with meds. If you feel like any meds are going to hurt you or cause more stress have you thought about taking your meds with someone in your house with you. What about giving yourself a small " I did it treat" such as a bit if ice cream or having a candy bar or renting a funny movie. Do that way each time you take it you have a great experience to go along with it. I myself have huges fears and have to do things one step at a time sometimes my steps are backwards but it's a step. I can give you my email if you wish to have a friend to chat with when your feeling to overwhelmed and need a hand. This is not going to change over night. I find it helpful when I am able to be driven out to see an pet my horses. They never judge or agrue or tell me no. Hope your feeling better.
Your friend Brenda
CBT would be very helpful in addition to medication. Try reading When Panic Attacks, by Dr. David Burns. It may help too.
Hi Did you ever take the Prozac? I just got a prescription for it and I too am terrified. Reading all the bad reviews trying to get off of it and possibly getting caught up in a world of meds that I will regret. I have 10mg and would like to know what happened with you and this med. Thank you!
I’m always afraid to start something new. I go through everything you have stated. I’m on 10mg of Prozac for the last month. I’ve had a lot less panic and actually sleep now. I’m afraid to increase the dose. When, I started taking it I felt better when- someone was home because I already felt like I was dying all day and wasn’t sleeping. The first couple days I was sleeping and thinking more clearly my panic attacks went from all day to about three to four a day. I some days now I go without a panic attack other days I have more. Once I get over the fear of increasing the dose hopefully I won’t have any.
I wish you All the best panic attacks really suck!
Anxiety is truly disabling. It changes the way you live or get through your life. I have struggled with it many times. Right now I need clonazepam to get a little comfort from it and be able to eat. Also building up on Prozac (5weeks) 20mg. Hoping eventually things will improve with the anxiety. I may have several more weeks before I see improvement.
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