... 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
- 14 days 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.
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 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 :(
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