I started Prozac 10 mg 10 days ago along with .25-.50 mg klonopin as needed. I had been on lexapro for almost 12 years then because I felt it just wasn't doing anything for me, brilliantly went off it (under a Drs care). I felt great for a month and a half then all the anxiety and obsessive thoughts came full force. So my pdoc started me on fluoxetine. It's weird I didn't really feel anxious until the 7th day, exactly a week. I got hot flashes, head felt weird, and had all this inner energy that scared me into a panic attack! Then I had a pretty good day, then today I was anxious as soon as I woke up. I tried to ignore it but after awhile it was too much to bear so I took an extra klonopin. I want to give the medicine time to work but what if this is a bad reaction? I'm so sensitive to meds which is why I stayed on the lexapro so long. Please tell me this is going to get better!
Is it normal to still feel anxious after 10 days on prozac?
Added 6 Jun 2015:
Ok so today, day 11 didn't sleep last night. Woke up every hour. Not anxious though. Today I took my Prozac as usual and within 3-4 hours felt the most overwhelming sadness and emptiness I can imagine. Why is this happening to me? Am I bipolar possibly?
Yes, it isn't unusual to feel some heightened anxiety when first starting this type medication. It is going to take upwards of a month to reach max benefit and you may still need an adjustment in dosage to reach therapeutic level. It is a process, but worth the effort. So hang in there, the side effects should gradually get better now.
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