I didn't know I would be able to add more detail, so was trying to fit my question in with 100 characters... I have severe/anxiety panic disorder. I have not left my house for 2 years (on occassion grocery store with my husband). I have a real sensivity to meds..I have started on a very low dose of liquid prozac 4 weeks ago..I am only taking 1ml which is about 5mg..The anxiety is worse. I don't want to give up because I have read that it can get worse before it gets better. I just need some encouragement, please..thanks
You're not taking enough to help. The dr needs to tell you to up it then maybe you'll feel better. Most people take 20-40 mg and they don't stay lower for a whole month. If its increased you may feel better.
I agree with Kaismama you are not on a high enough dose to be therapeutic. It took me 6 weeks and 300mg of doxepin to see positive results. Hang in there my depression got worse for a while after starting the meds before it got better. I know it:s difficult to keep a positive outlook at first. But things will get better it did for me. Sincerely Packard2046
I also have anxiety with panic attacks & was given Buspar 15mg twice a day. I believe I had to build up to that. I've taken Buspar for 18 years so far with no problems. I also took Prozac but for depression along with Buspar. I no longer take Prozac I take Cymbalta. I have Fybromyalgia, Sjorgrens & Osteo Arthritis - Cymbalta helps me with depression & pain. For anxiety, Buspar. Talk to your Dr.
I would try Lexapro for depression and start Xanax at 0.5 mg three times a day. I have been on them all and Lexapro has the least amount of side effects and it works better for depression than anything I've ever been on. and the Xanax made a giant difference in my anxiety and panic attacks you may need to go up to 1 mg three times a day with the Xanax though to get any real results.My Dr started me on 3 mg of Xanax at the start. But I also had to learn other things about anxiety like don't drink tea because it contains Theophiline, a bronchial dialater, which is a stimulant and avoid all caffeine after 3:00 pm
Im in the same boat im actually taking a 10mg but cutting it for a week increase 5mg til i reach 20 mg :( are you taking any benzos to help cope with the anxiety til you get use to the prozac?
How did it go with the Prozac?
I have tried about 2 or 2.5mg and had benefits and then side effects.
I really wish scientists could invent new antidepressants with way less side effects.
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