I've been on generic Prozac for around 4-5 months I started with 10mg and slowly moved up to 40mg. I take it for anxiety and panic attacks yet I don't know if it's really helping. I guess my mood has gotten a bit better but still I get anxious over nothing. There's a very little difference between how I feel now vs prior to my medicines. Am I missing something here?
How should you feel when taking 40mg of fluoxetine (Prozac)?
- 7 Jan 2018 by Lucasthezombie
- 22 February 2021
- prozac, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, fluoxetine, anxiety and stress, generic
Oh I forgot to mention one thing that did seem to get better was my sleep. I sleep really good and feel well rested in the morning now.
I also took Fluoxetine 40 mgs once daily for about two years for depression and anxiety. I actually felt pretty good. After about a year and a half, I guess my body got used to the Fluoxetine so I was also prescribed 1 mg. Xanax, twice daily for anxiety as I started having panic attacks more frequently. As I felt better and depression lifted, I was prescribed Xanax for anxiety only. I now only take Clonazepam for anxiety for the last three years. Hope you feel better soon.
if its been 5 months and u dont see a major improvement in your symptoms then you should discuss with your doctor about moving onto something else. That is def enough time to see if it is benefiting you.
I agree with Cheryl. After being on a fairly high dose for this long you should be seeing significant improvement.
Time to speak with your doctor about your options.
Best regards and good luck
Prozac often exacerbates (worsens) anxiety disorders, I would recommend ceasing usage after consulting a doctor and ask about alternative medications.
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