I’m 19 years old and just recently got diagnosed with OCD and GAD and was prescribed 10 mg of fluoxetine (prozac). I’ve never taken an SSRI before, or any other “mood” medication. I have no idea what it will feel like, and I’m too nervous to even take the first pill. The only thing my doctor has told me is to take it once a day for 30 days and that it might make me feel “weird” at first. After several failed attempts to contact my doctors office, I’ve decided to come here to see if any experienced Prozac takers can share their wisdom.

Here are a few of my questions:
I know I won’t start to feel benefits until 4-6 weeks, but how will I feel when I first take it? Will I feel high? tipsy? normal?
How long does the “weird” feeling last?
Can I take it with other things, like alcohol or caffeine?
What time of day should I take it? It’s currently almost 5pm here and I want to take my first pill today, but I don’t want to have to take it EVERY day at 5. Advice?

Thanks so much for reading this; ANY help, advice, or encouragement is much appreciated.