So where do I start.
I have been on citalopram for 7+ year and it worked wonders for my anxiety, ocd and intrusive thoughts.
However I noticed it wasn’t working as well and I come of them, BIG mistake!
For the last couple of months I have been experiencing intrusive thoughts from the moment I wake up until I go to sleep , I’ve also weeks of health and anxiety on and off.
I finally spoke to the doctor and they have put me on Prozac 20ml.
I’m in 2 1/2 weeks in and I feel my mood is a little better but I’m still within my head still ruminating every moment my mind has a break it goes back it thinking about I’m never going to shake this feeling or what if I’m going to be like this forever which is a very scary feeling.
I was just wondering if Prozac helps this go away? I don’t want to wake up keep feeling like this is never going to go!
Can someone please give me some advice and help!
Fluoxetine - Does Prozac help with Ruminating ocd and intrusive thoughts?
Question posted by Vicjones106 on 25 Nov 2021
Last updated on 26 November 2021 by alon60600
So where do I start.
As diagnosed with OCD, and suffer from intrusive thoughts that drove me crazy, Prozac helped me allot. Prozac and after other generic alternatives (Fluexitine) I used, helped me with the anxiety and other aching aspects of OCD.
Most people begin to feel improvements about this time although it can take 4-8 weeks for the medication to become fully effective. It's significant that you're feeling a bit better because it indicates that the drug is beginning to work for you but keep in mind that anxiety disorders are generally harder to treat. It may take longer for you to begin losing the symptoms you're describing... maybe a month or two.
Prozac is an excellent choice for you because it's one of the few medications approved by the U.S FDA to treat OCD specifically.
Be patient and stay positive! Given a little more time I think you'll be happy with Prozac. Depending on your response you may need a dosage increase in the future but the 20mg dose may also be just what you need.
Best regards and feel better quickly.
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