I have since changed the TIME of day I take my SSRI from morning to night didn't work- i fell asleep at 11 am, woke because i HAD to at 2 pm. instead of falling asleep at 2pm. So not much of an improvement switching from day to night. Anyway, if not for your answers I would not still be trying this med at different times to make me sleep at night, instead of the day. I wouldhave have eithera given up onI an SSRI, or moreanything likely, switched again in.. hopes of athe "miracle pill"!! HA! T!hanks for helping me stick it out.
Been on prozac 20mg for 2weeks. I am falling asleep mid day. Anyone else experience this ?
- 19 Feb 2012 by GreenMommy
- 7 days ago
- prozac, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety and stress
Hello GreenMommy. Its a normal side effect to taking the drug. Your body is adjusting itself to the Prozac and you'll possibly be feeling like this for awhile longer. More often than not this will ease up disappear completely. If you find that it doesn't you could have the dose adjusted. Usually it will be dropped and that solves the problem. Hope you find it a good drug to be on and helps your depression. Best of wishes,pledge
I'm also on 20 mg of prozac and lithium. Only been on the prozac for about 2 weeks and know the feeling of being tired all the time. My doc as well as others Ive talked to said its usually like that the first month and then ur body adjusts to it. When in doubt cofee is a must or will just have to keep moving cleaning, laundry, exercise, or even a shower. Best of luck to us both!!! : )
I just started this drug. I have been taking it at 10am. I begin work at 4pm and am done at 2am bar close. I start feeling like I want to sleep around 11pm but I'm stuck at work so I won't fall asleep. By the time I get home I'm very ready for sleep. Maybe try taking it before you go somewhere where you can't sleep.
I have been on Prozac for many years and have to say I never got fatigued from it, in fact, just the opposite. Years ago, they gave patience Prozac for weight loss and to help with fatigue which is why the doctors usually prescribe it to be taken in the morning and not at night. Usually any side affects only last the first 2 weeks or so. Hugs
I would ask your doctor (or pharmacist) about getting your same prescription, but instead of 20 mg capsules, 30 count (if that is how many you get for a month), to 10 mg capsules, 60 count. That way, you can take one in the morning AND one at night, without the strength of 20 mg hitting you all at once. If that doesn't help, you may want to ask your doctor about taking a lower dosage.
- Prozac Information for Consumers
- Prozac Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prozac (detailed)
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