I was only on the Lexapro for a week but rapid heart beat and insomnia made it unbearable. Also, some of my symptoms have returned. My psych doc is trying me on prozac and is very confident I will do well ont it. I just wante to see if there is anyone else out there with Generalized anxiety with OCD where Prozac helped. I am praying for some good feed back :-)
Yes, Prozac is an excellent choice for OCD and anxiety disorder. I haven't taken it in years. I now take different medications for my disorder but it is a good and safe drug for what you have.
Good luck, and keep us posted,
I could not take Prozac. I was put on it years ago for depression with anxiety and first off it gave me horrible headaches but the most frightening thing for me is that I never felt suicidal in all my life except when I was on Prozac. I can remember driving to my Dr appt and thinking about just driving off the bridge I was crossing (over the Mississippi river-not a good thing!) Be very careful when starting this medicine. It now has a suicide 'black box' warning on it so if you feel suicidal while on it be sure you let your Dr know!. Many people do really well on Prozac though. I have friends who say that Prozac saved their lives! I was just one who couldnt take it!
I took Prozac for anxiety and Fibromyalgia, and had excellent results from it.
It helped the anxiety greatly. I don't have OCD, so I can't comment on that, but Laurie seems to know her meds, as does DzooBaby, so take it carefully. But I would think that you'd have great results with Prozac!!
Post again, let us know how it is working for you.
Best wishes to you,
I've recentley been switched from lexapro to prozac also.I was on lexapro for a good while then it just started making my anxiety worse so my pysc changed me to prozac which i found has already helped with the OCD,the anxiety is still there but not as bad,i'm also suffering from other health problems at the mo so until i get that sorted i wont know if the anxiety is due to that,but otherwise i find it great compared to lexapro.
Best of luck with it,let us know how you're getting on with it.
I have been on Prozac for GAD and it worked really well. It took about 2 weeks using it before it really started to work. This is my 2nd time using it. The first time I used it, it made me kind of nervous for the first 2 weeks and then it worked great. Also, the first time I was given xanax to take the first couple of weeks, until the Prozac started to work and the side effects went away. Good luck and let us know how it's working for you.
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