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No side effects at all from Prozac?

Hello, I visited a psychiatrist for the first time about 7 weeks ago and she put me on 20 mg of Prozac daily. I’ve been taking it ever since and haven’t experienced any negative side effects to the best of my knowledge, other than some slight drowsiness, but it’s helped immensely with my depression in addition to my social anxiety and OCD. Was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience with Prozac, either significantly benefiting from it and/or not having any side effects, since it seems like a lot of people on it do end up with unpleasant side effects for at least the first few weeks. Thanks!

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I'm very glad Prozac is working for you and has made such a good improvement in your life. I wouldn't worry about anything now, if it works don't fix it. Others like me had to go through trial and error. And that's just because everyone is different. I had taken Prozac once....it was not the right med for me, I needed an antidepressant like lexipro...started with paxil, cylexia...and finally lexipro works best for me, and I'm on the next to lowest dose.

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Thank you for your response! :-)

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Welcome to Prozac, I was given a prescription 30 years ago, I took it with fear. My fear was unjustified, the side effects were minimal and lasted a few short weeks. I am sorry to say I built up a tolerance to it after about 10 years. I wish I could still take it. Next was Zoloft, same story and since then the pill roulette has been making my life hell. So if it works for you GREAT. I have a friend that has been on it about 40 years so lets hope it is the med for your brain. I wish you well and write to us and keep us informed we need each others support. I send you love, hugs and keep well wishes. Sprinkle 1

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Thank you for your reply! Fingers crossed that it does continue to work for me, but I’ll keep the possibility of having to switch meds in the back of my mind just in case it happens down the road so I won’t be too overwhelmed with the idea of it.

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Hey...Unfortunately...this didn't work for me....Hope it does for u :) All the best x

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Thank you! If you haven’t found one that works for you, I wish you the best of luck!

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I had the same positive results as you. Took it for 8yrs.

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Thank you for your response! If you don’t mind my asking, what made you stop taking it? Did you develop a tolerance for it or did you eventually overcome your depression/mental health condition?

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Im on 40mg right now and I dont think its very effective. I dont think any of the ssris work for me actually, so dont let it discourage you. Ive tried Zoloft and Lexapro as well and neither of those helped. As far as the prozac, my stomach has been acting quite weird since Ive upped the dosage. Im not sure if its side effects of the prozac or something else, but aches and pains are normal for me, indigestion, constipation, etc. Better luck to you and glad to hear its helped you immensely!

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Thank you! Hope you find something else that works for you!

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When I first started taking Prozac (20 mg) I had horrible heartburn....stomach problems went away within a few weeks. For at least 15 years the Prozac worked great....and probably still would if I had any way to get a prescription for it. With out it I shall swim in my ocean of gray, and be thankful for my cat to hang out with me.

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Thanks for your response! Wishing you luck on your journey.

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No side effects that were significantly troublesome!

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I had no problems with it and took it for over 20 years. I wish you all the best😀

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That’s incredible! Good to hear it worked for so long.

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