Hello. I am brand new to this board. I just started taking 10mg generic Prozac Saturday. So it's been three days. I have never taken any medications before and get bad anxiety when I have to take a antibiotic no less Prozac now. I just want some piece of mind and support I won't go crazy on this medication. Just really worried. I want to help my depression anxiety but again anxiety about medicines is preventing me to do so
Hi. I do not think you will go crazy on this med. It has worked for so many people. There are always exceptions of course. But u just push through the side effects in the first few weeks and u will know if it's working. If you do get side effects and they are too much to handle keep in touch w your doctor. If you have a good doctor they will listen and determine the next steps. I was on 40mg of Prozac years ago and it worked excellent. I came off bc it stopped working but I have now been put back on it 10mg for 6 days so far. Panic and anxiety is high. But I'm using Xanax to help w that. Good luck.
You will get many opinions about this med on the net. Try not taking all of them to heart. I have in the past and it was no relief. Learning to be objectively introspective. How do I feel. This is an excellent place for help and compassion. Come here when you have specific anxiety you want opinions on. You will get help. "Don't sweat the petty things, don't pet the sweaty things" - Geo. Carlin
I am the same way! Just taking an Advil will send my anxiety through the roof so I decide not to take it. Well, weeks ago I decided I had to start taking something other then benzos. I started on 10 mg prozac. It's been a little over two weeks now and I feel ok. I am also on klonopin 3 xs a day (one dose to sleep). I suffer from really bad panic disorder and like you, I just want to feel better. Idk about you, but my panic disorder in return gave me depression. They are going to be upping my dose to 20 mg soon so I'm pretty scared. I hope we find relief!
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