Iv had depression/anxiety for 19 yrs felt ok fr 5 years now its all back dr put me on one 80mg sliw release propranonal one 5mg diazipan and 3 weeks ago fluoxetine 20mg one a day and I feel rotten very anxious and a trapped feeling been on thr propranonal about 12 weeks
Hi, Jen! I'm sorry you're feeling so awful still but I think you'll start seeing some improvements soon, With Prozac (fluoxetine) many people say that they see improvement starting around 3~4 weeks, but it takes 6~8 weeks for your blood levels to reach therapeutic levels.
Try to hang in a bit longer, but do let your doctor know you're still feeling really funky. The maintenance dose for fluoxetine is 20~80mg/daily so you certainly have plenty of room for a dosage increase if your doctor feels it's indicated.
Best of luck to you and feel free to post anytime with questions or concerns you may have, okay? WCV
I was on propranolol and it made me feel off and just weird, hard to explain. I was taking it for anxiety, I do not have high blood pressure. I had to stop taking it. I take Buspar for anxiety. It is hard to tell what is causing all the problems since you started 3 meds at the same time. The diazepam should help with the anxiety. The side effects from the fluoxetine should start to let up by 4-6 weeks, if not then it may not be the med for you. There are other SSRIs that work for anxiety and depression. I hope you find what works for you.
- Fluoxetine Information for Consumers
- Fluoxetine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluoxetine (detailed)
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