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Old 03-14-2005, 05:48 PM   #1
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Has Prozac Helped?

I have been taking prozac for my OCD for about six weeks, and recently I've started to feel the effects. However, they aren't very desireable. I sleep only about four hours a night (not a good thing while your're in high school), I have extreme highs and lows that other people are noticing, and I feel nauseated all the time. And, even though I am going through all those symptoms, my obsessions aren't getting any better. I'm starting to lose hope with this medicine, but my psychiatrist and psychologist aren't. Both of them want to up my dosage from 20 mg to 40 mg. So, after that long story, my question is this: Has anyone ever had these side effects while on Prozac, do they go away, and have you had any success?

 
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Old 03-15-2005, 10:50 AM   #2
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Re: Has Prozac Helped?

might as well up the dose and try it another few weeks, it can take that long to start working, take it on waking

the early side effects mostly stop when its working properly

40mg is only mid range

 
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:10 AM   #3
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Re: Has Prozac Helped?

There's no telling if Prozac will work for you or not, everybody's different... But try the higher dosage and give it a while.

That's weird that it kept you up at night. It always made me extremely sleepy.

The highs and lows will probably dissipate. That's just your brain chemicals evening out.

PS--It helped a TON with my OCD, but I was up to 75 mgs.

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Old 03-17-2005, 09:27 PM   #4
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Re: Has Prozac Helped?

Yes! Yes! It does work but each person's chemistry is different so it may night work on you.
My son has had excellent success with 60 mg. of Prozac.
I worked quickly for him (about 2 weeks)
He still has some highs and lows but he is suppose to be bipolar too.

He had terrible results with Zoloft and even became suicidal.
Keep the communication open with your Doctor so that you can find the right one for you

 
Old 03-18-2005, 03:53 PM   #5
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Re: Has Prozac Helped?

Thank you for the comments. I talked to my doctor and she also says to give it more time.

 
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