Been on Prozac 20 mg. First two weeks were OK. The last week was terrible, flat, anxiety?
Question posted by Ranko on 3 Feb 2022
Last updated on 24 February 2022
It’s not unusual to feel worse before you feel better on antidepressants. It would be wonderful if they worked immediately but sadly that’s not the case. It can take 6-8 weeks before they work. Some people feel the benefits earlier than that but for others it can definitely take time.
I personally felt worse at the two week mark than I did before starting treatment! But thankfully things got better from there. I also had a hiccup around six weeks for a few days but once again that passed and I felt better once again.
If you can read the positive reviews here and trust in the process. Give it time and try to relax.
Speak to your doctor and see what they suggest. I personally would hang in there because like I said, they take time to work. If by week six you are still not feeling better then it may be time to increase your dose, but obviously that is between you and your doctor,.
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