I just recently started Prozac again after being on no medication for a couple of years. I started at 20mg which maybe was too high because I'm very sensitive to medication. I was fine taking it for about 8 or 9 days until today it really hit me! I had awful anxiety today...just awful. I think the Prozac contributed to it as I'd been doing so well in the last couple of weeks before taking the Prozac. Has anyone else had experience with this and if so, did it go away after your body adjusted to the medication?
I remember when I went on Prozac before I started at a lower dose, 10mg and worked up to 20mg. My doctor recommended I try that again.
I also had terrible upset tummy since being on the Prozac and have lost 7 pounds in a week (I'm also dealing with a death in the family in the last week).
I guess these are all side effects?
Can anyone share their positive experiences with me regarding Prozac? Did the intial increased anxiety subside once the body got used to it?
My doc told me to take Xanax too at least until the Prozac really kicks in (he wants to put me on 40mg eventually). Anyone taken both and how did that feel? I am worried I will feel spaced out because both have a very sedating effect on me, and together I will be falling asleep all the time!
I guess I would just love some feedback from everyone.
Just so you know my background. I have general anxiety mixed with a little social phobia, and recently went through an awful lot of increased stress and just developed panic attacks in the last 2 months which have crippled my life! Even with the social phobia/GAD, I never had a problem living my life and going about daily tasks or business trips. Now I freak out of the thought of going to the store on my own!
I am going to a cognitive therapist and I can see some long term benefits there but currently I am at a standstill because I feel so anxious.
Thanks for reading this post, and I appreciate any of your comments.