Originally Posted by kellylynn25
Hello everyone...my dr put me on prozac today..20 mgs..anyone take it? what are the side effects? how long do they go away and when will they start to make me feel different? Ugh I dunno if this is coincidence or not, but it is now 8:30 and I took my pill at 1:30 and I have dirahhea...could i have a side effect this quickly? any help is appreciated..thank-you in advance
Have you ever taken an antidepressant before? I'm kind of guessing no, and that the errrr, ummm, digestive disturbance you mention is from stress. For me it was very stressful to try medication because I had such a bad attitude about it. (Like, only bad or weak people NEED medication, or that I was on "drugs")
I never tried Prozac, but I have been on just about every other SSRI. Side effects can be different for everyone. Some people feel "amped up", some feel a bit sedated. If you have any really troublesome effects, call your doctor right away. It's your doctor's job to take care of you.