... years. I'm very afraid. I'm a fully housebound agoraphobic that suffers from OCD, anxiety, and panic attacks. Will this help me? I don't want to get worse!
Just took a 10mg prozac. I was extremely anxious before. I haven't wanted to take it for over 5?
- 17 Jul 2011 by xXxSissyxXx
- 29 January 2019 (12 weeks ago)
- prozac, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, postpartum depression, generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety and stress
Prozac is a very good medication for people who suffer from OCD, anxiety and panic attacks. It will take several weeks for it to reach maximum effectiveness. You must take it every day for it to work. You may experience some mild side effects after you have been on it a little while. These should subside with continued use.
There are many people on this site that suffer from anxiety. You are not alone. I can share that it can and will get better with time and effort. So hang in there and give the medicine time to work.
10 is pretty low... If u worry about the effect before u take it it will make it feel worse... if u do a lot of caffeine cut bk some 2 help
Hello Sissy. I was on Zoloft. There is very little clinincal difference between the two drug, in as much as except for the halflife between the two, they are very much the same. I'm trying to say that I can comment on your question, in as much as that they are alike. I'd just like to echo Laurie, what are you afraid of? People who take prozac have very few side effects, per say. Your dose low, a beginners. as I call it. It will most certainly help your nerves, anxiety, along with your panic attacks. Sissy, give the drug a chance to work, I believe once it does, you'll begin and will be feeling a whole lot better.
I have been on prozac for a couple of months and found it very good for anxiety and ocd,i suffer badly from panic attacks and anxiety along with depression and ocd,the prozac definitely helped my symptoms,you have nothing to be scared of.They will help you. This is a great site and we are all here if you need to talk at anytime.
Give the prozac a try,you wont be any worse off then you are without taking them.Best of luck my dear!
Thanks for the question / answers -- I've been prescribed Paxil / Ativan and now 10 mg Prozac. I have yet to try any of them. I'm going to give Prozac a shot, why not try it? I overthink everything. I've googled way too many horror stories. We need more positive feedback out there, especially for those of us stuck, not giving anything a try!
I registered just to respond to your question. I developed panic attacks out of the blue that had me in the ER 7 times in September. It was horrifying. I became a recluse and no matter what I did I could not get out of bed go to the store etc. Something was so chemically wrong. I was hesitant that the Prozac would work but it saved my life. I'm 45 and was dependant on Xanax but it wasn't helping. Now I'm almost off Xanax only taking a .5 dosage at night to sleep. I'm on 10 mgs. Of Prozac and I go all day now and I feel great. The first dose I felt anxious but within a few weeks I felt better. Maybe only a few days. It's been about 2 months now and I'm catching up on life and I feel amazing like I never have. Let me mention that this was my first go around with antidepressants. IT SAVED MY LIFE!
I took used to take prozac 20 mg back in 2012 and it helped me a lot. I stopped taking it for 2 years and just started taking 10 mg today. Before Prozac i took Paxil and it wasn't a good experience. Give Prozac about a month for it to start working again.
Just started 10mg of fluoxitine for axiety and worrying about side affects can anyone help thanks
I am starting fluoxetine again and I’m very nervous as well? I’ve been on Paxil for a couple of mos but I can’t wake up in the morning and I do not sleep well at night! I had taken amitriptyline for a while before Paxil but I was having nightmares? Otherwise it was terrific for me!!!
Hello, I’ve been struggling with anxiety for the last year. I’m a college student and will graduate in May. I have been under a lot of pressure for my senior year of college. Last year I had my first panic attack while sitting in class and had to just walk out, I thought I was having a heart attack, as many of you know what it feels like. Ever since then I was afraid of having another panic attack and the vicious cycle of panic started, my fear of another attack increased my anxiety and I have had high anxiety this semester. I finally went to my doctor two weeks ago I tried Lexapro and it was awful. She gave me a very low dose of Xanax which I take when I’m in class and I start to feel like I’m going to panic. Butt doctor wanted me to start Prozac, I’m a little nervous to take the Prozac, it’s only 10mg. I just wanna get back to my normal self again without the anxiety :(
I was just prescribed 10 mg of Prozac for Major depression and anxiety with ptsd and panic. I want to start taking this drug but have read about the side effects... like hair falling out , weight gain etc. Would like some feedback. I don't want to add more issues to my already difficult life. I have tried paxil in the past but had to stop it due to +++ tremors.
I have just started taking 20mg (might actually go down to 10) after some set backs in my life that have caused my anxiety and depression to return. My husband has also just gone on medication after losing his job and I am so worried about him this is one of the reasons for my stress.
Prozac has worked for me before and I was on it for 1.5 years with the only side effect being weight gain but that may have been because I was happy I was actually eating not dry heaving into a toilet bowl like I am now!! Ahhh I really hate my anxiety like I'm sure you all do. It makes me cry sometimes. I really hope you all succeed with your medication. And I am just here to say it does work and that's why I'm doing it again. This time I will be more careful about the amounts of food and what I eat.
Also remember to talk to people and see a psychologist as this can really help just to learn some coping mechanisms.
Hi I need help I was prescribed 10mg Prozac been in my cupboard for one week I’m so scared to start the medication. I have small children who need me and my depression/chronic headaches/ anxiety are really affecting my life. It’s hard for me to even function but I’m afraid of the meds. I finally tried Xanax two nights ago .25 mg after having the prescription for three weeks in cupboard it helped me feel normal but my doc says I need the Prozac and doesn’t recommend me taking Xanax for more than 3 x in one month. I don’t know what to do. Prior to this all I took for headache were Tylenol or Motrin! But I’m crying most of the day or feel weird and dizzy out in public at grocery stores or gym. I’ve lost 27 lbs and I get constant headaches at back of my head and feel earfulness. I’ve seen an ENT and a neurologist had mri and ct scans but they come back fine with only some arthritis in the neck.
It’s nice to hear good stories here. I was prescribed 10mg of Prozac. My doctor thinks I have generalized anxiety disorder which has been giving me fatigue and anxiety that I’ve never had before. I am reallly really hopeful that this medicine will give me my life back as I have been out of work for two months now.
I tried prozac it was awful. Made me worse then I was before. Now I just started lexapro 5mg. Seems to be okay so far. No side effects on day 8.
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