I've been a part of this site for about a day now and I have to say I've got really good support so far. Right now I'm going through side effects due to starting Prozac and in having a rough time.
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Welcome. I hope your side effects get better soon. I know some ad's I've taken made me feel worst.
Thanks! I hope so too
How long you been taking it?
I just started last week. About 3 days in I noticed the insomnia and now nausea
I haven’t taken Prozac, but I have experienced side effects from other medications. Its like going over a hurdle after a week they lightened up for me.
My doctor took me off of it and put me on paxil
I was on Paxil for awhile. It wasn’t for me. It didn’t give me any side effects but wasn’t helping me.
Hopefully I have success with it
Yeah that’s the nature of these medications. Finding one that works is more an art than science. Indians fan?
Yes I sure am!
My state doesn’t have a team but we are close enough to the Yankees or the Mets. So depending on who is doing well it changes lol.
So usually the Yankees lol
Lol yes! Lots of Mets fans on Long Island. Jersey goes either Mets or Yankees but most are yankee fans.
Lol yep ..I was a experiment lol testing ,..testing
Lol yeah it’s hit or miss.
I hope they do ,good luck n give it time
Hi I took Prozac years ago ,I personally didn't like it ..it made me more nerves ,I'm now taking paxil been for yrs now ..seems ok
That's good news to hear. I hope it works for me
As you know having anxiety sucks .. but it can be managed with a proper therapist and medication that works. There’s so many new antidepressant out now, I’m just wondering why your Dr gave you such an old medication. Don’t get me wrong Prozac work for some people. But if your not feeling better on it but worst you should ask for a newer SSRI. I’m sure you’ve been told anxiety is not going to hurt you physically, but of course mentally it is tough to cope with. You may need a benzodiazepine as well to stop anxiety/panic attacks in there tracks. Yes they can be addictive but I’ve been on and off Xanax as needed and I’m not addicted. I think people that abuse it as a recreational drug give them a bad name. But again they work great to control anxiety and panic attacks. Best wishes
Thanks for the inspiring words. He put me on paxil today and I have klonopin
Klonopin is very good and long acting benzodiazepine. I think you’ll be just fine once these meds kick in and you may need to modify your dosage if you not feeling better. I would keep you Dr updated often if you thing you need to up your dosage rather then wait months. The Paxil will take 2 to 4 weeks to feel the therapeutic effects. The klonopin will start working in 30 to 40 min. Has your Dr told you to take the benzodiazepine as needed not as a maintenance medication?
Yes he stressed as needed as it can be addictive
Perfect... have you tried it yet and if so how did it work for you ?
It mellows me out but it's still not a miracle
Your correct it will do just that take the edge off. You need to find a physiatrist that deals with cognitive behavior to get you mind in the right place. I think with the 2 meds and the specialist that deals with anxiety and panic attacks you’ll be good
Welcome to a great home