I don't want to ask my psychologist because I haven't told her I've got it, so does anyone know because I've been on prozac for a couple of weeks and it hasn't helped with it.
Hi, you won't get the full benefit from the Prozac until you have been taking it for 4 weeks. So give it a bit more time, and you will be able to tell if it is going to help your symptoms. Why are you worried about telling your psychologist? She will be able to help you much better if she has all the details.
Hello adfads and welcome to DC. My only question or concern really is why wouldn't you want to talk with your psychologist about this disorder? Did your psychiatrist diagnose you this way? It isn't something to be afraid or ashamed of, right? If you want to be helped... then please talk with your psychologist about everything and don't hide stuff like that. They are not going to think any less of you because of it. It sure will help this professional understand you better and be in a much better place to address any issues if they have all the facts... not just the ones you chose to share.
It does take a while for this med to work as has already been stated. Also, you didn't mention what your dose currently is or the clinical dose your doctor has in mind for you. Do you know???
Give it time... they ALL take time and up to 4 and sometimes 6 weeks to be fully effective when at the clinical dose.
i had never heard of this disorder so i looked it up. there is a lady who has a website with good info plus lots of links. daydreamingdisorder.webs.com there is also a yahoo forum with over 1700 members called maladaptive daydreams
and on facebook there is facebook.com/maladaptive-daydreaming. also a chat room for md and a weekly internet radio show. and many more. you may know all about these resources, but if you don't these are good places to find out about the med treatments that work for some. as i scanned i saw luvox working for someone and prozac working for some but not others. your psychiatrist will have to *believe* in md, hopefully, you can get that answer when you call offices and not have to waste your money and time. i wish you the best.
Okay.So, I have had maladaptive daydreaming since I was 6 years old. So, I know what you are talking about. I have also had the opportunity to try Prozac. About three months ago I went to a pychaitrist for the first time for MD. She diagnosed me with anxiety, believing the daydreaming was just a way forr me to release my anxiety.Which in some way is true as I would rather live in a fantasy world than handle the pressures of the real world but I really think it is more complex than that to tell you the truth.
So anyways, she put my on an anti depressent: Prazac 10mg.Tried it for a month no results. She upped my dose to 20mg. No help with the MD whats so ever, just made me real sleepy and care free but didnt stop the urge to daydream. Again she uped my dose to 30mg, then a week after to 40mg. Not once didd it help with my MD, instead it made me all moody and impulsive to self harm. Finally I realized I was taking a pill that wasnt working and was making me all numb and irrational. After 6 months on this pill, I stopped it and elt alot more better,(well mood wise at least) It didnt help with MD for me, I kind of knew since the begginning that MD wasnt the result of anxiety or depression for me. Maybe for others it is but I think I just daydream to just entertain myself, IDK.
So, although it didnt work for me maybe it might for you. I dontt really knoww if you daydream becuase you fell anxious or depressed so I dont want to tell you straight foward it might not work if you it really might for you!! So, give it a try, 4 month I way to start seeing results. Then if it oesnt switch meds. Ive heard some people say "mood stabalizers" work for MD. Its kind of like an SSRI,a little more complex. I personally havent found anything that helps,I barely goingg to try 'risperdal'. alot off Md'ers say its helped alot! Even to the point of where they say it cured them! So, I'm gonna give it a try, I'll get back to you on the results. Good Luck =)
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