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Will I feel normal again?

I was diagnosed with GAD and mild depression about a week ago, and I started taking Prozac.This week I'm supposed to up my dose. The first few days it was making my anxiety worse and it gives me insomnia. I know it takes 3-4 weeks to kick in, but I was wondering if I will ever feel like myself again or if constant anxiety and low energy is permanent??? (Just joined this group today btw)

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From my own journey with panic disorder and depression I have found I can’t go back to the way I was. It was my old “normal” self and it’s ways of doing things that caused my panic and depression. You are on a journey of self discovery. You will change but change is a part of life. Right now everything is hazy for you. You have to get your bearings. Give it time.


Yes, you will adjust. If you don't, talk with your doctor. Meds work different for each of us.

You can have my pre-medication normal, I don't ever want to see it again.

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I agree with Greg, you will need some time to adjust, yes you will feel like yourself. When starting a new medication we all feel anxious, this will pass. Get some rest when you can, take care of yourself, drink lots of water, get your heart rate up ( exercise)


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