Re: Anxious to start my new medication...?
Hey there.As long you have some Xanax you should be okay starting the Prozac,but if you are really scared,maybe you should ask for tablets that you can cut in half and start off on only 10mg a day? And get used to that for at least a week and then go up to 20mg.
I tend to be pretty sensitive to side effects, and that was how my doctor started me on Prozac and it wasn't that bad that way.
Recently I have just jumped from 20 to 40mg a day and I have had some anxiety doing that,but it is getting better.
I do get some sleepiness with Prozac,but I also feel like that subsides as I get used to it.If it is bad for you,you could try taking it at bedtime instead of the morning.
I have usually lost weight when I have been on Prozac.The last year I gained weight but it turns out it was from something else and NOT the Prozac.
Since I have upped my dose I have lost 5 pounds.
Overall,once you adjust,I feel like Prozac can help a lot with Panic attacks.