I was on paxil for about three years when I felt it wasn't working anymore so I weaned off and tried to see if I could be without any medication and bam it came back worse than ever. For some odd reason I'm extremely nervous to start the prozac, as I never had any bad side effects with paxil. I have terrible anxiety and I just can't seem to push myself to start the prozac. I need some positive vibes!
I'm really nervous to start prozac 10mg. Any good advice before beginning this antidepressant?
- 26 Aug 2014 by Alliecattt
- 13 October 2016
- paxil, prozac, anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety and stress, oppositional defiant disorder, nervous, antidepressant, medication
Not sure if you went off Paxil with the Dr's suggestion or guidance. For me personally, Prozac did not yield any side-effects, however, it did basically neutralize my personality, little desire to do anything. This is what some folks need, and it may behave differently for you as these meds do vary from person to person.
Discard the fear and give it a try, and give it a minimum of 7-10 days, as you won't really have any idea until then as to how it is working for you.
There is no cure, so if you stop your meds you go right back to where you were.
So many people make that mistake.
Prozac will probably give you some side effects at first. If you can stick with it, you will probably have help from it. If the side effects become too much you don't have to take it. But you won't know until you take that first one.
I might be completely off the mark, but did you maybe have bad side effects in the past with some other drug to make you so nervous? You shouldn't suffer like you are and it needs fixing for your long term health. All of these type meds have the potential for some small side effects. Major ones mean the drug is wrong and your MD will change it. It is best to set aside time when starting new med... like vacation or day off. Is there a reason you can't go back on the paxil?
I was on Prozac for years and never had any side effects from the medication. I was tried on Paxil which I DID have very bad side effects from and had to discontinue after 2 days. I understand your concern because I felt the very same way after having had a bad start with Paxil and then Zoloft. Prozac worked for me and I was happy with it--no side effects. By the way, 10 mg. is a very very low dose to start. Average dose for Prozac is 20 mg twice a day. It usually is taken in the morning and with breakfast. It gets your day off to a good start. You will feel better, I promise you. P.S. Never go off a med without consulting a doctor first.
I take 40mg of Prozac twice a day w/o any side effects. I had taken it a long time ago so I wasn't nervous about starting it. I do know what you are feeling though. I was that way when I started Adderall. I started at a lower dose than what the dr said. Like someone else said , 10mg is a tiny dose. I hope you get up the courage to try it. It really helps me.
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