I am currently restarting Prozac 10mg daily and it is now my fifth day. I kept waking up every hour last night and now I keep having panic attacks and severe anxiety making me feel like I can’t control them. I’m trying to tell myself that they are just thoughts but man it’s getting to me. Apparently I was more anxious then this when I first took Prozac two years ago but. Has anyone experienced this? Any tips? It’s just scary how long it takes to take effect when it makes you feel awful so soon.
Prozac giving me more anxiety - Anxiety and Depre...
Hi, I was off Prozac for about 9 months and then realized I needed to be back on it.
When I restarted, the anxiety was horrible for sure, almost unbearable. That's telling you the medication is working. If possible, see if your doctor can prescribe you Ativan or another benzodiazepine until you get past the first few weeks. It helped a lot with the deer in the headlights anxiety.
Hang in there, a month sounds like a long time, but it will come quick and you should be feeling better.
So what did/do you do if you can’t take them?
That’s exactly what has happened to me, tried 3 different ones and wanted to jump out of my skin, it’s awful,
I had a terrible reaction to a steroid while on prozac. Prior to the reaction I was okay on prozac but still anxious. I told my aprn while experiencing the reaction everytime I took the prozac I felt extremely anxious and that it wasnt working. She told me it was. To make a long story short I ended up in the hospital for a psychotic episode. I'm now taking zoloft and feel much better. Even better than prozac imo.