Discussions that mention prozac

Anxiety board

I guess I've always kind of been anxious my whole life, but the panic and severe anxiety never set in until a couple months back. I've been diagnosed with OCD in the past, put on lexapro and xanax, lexapro didnt do much, but xanax did for the ocd. Recently I went to a new doc, he said I had ADD, which was causing the anxiety. I tend to overthink the hell out of everything and replay it in my mind, kind of like overfocused ADD/OCD, its weird. Anyways, I just want to rid this horrible anxiety, shaking, startleness, shyness. The doc first put me on concerta, this made things worse. The last 3 weeks i've been on Prozac, waiting for the full effects to kick in, but as of now it almost makes me more anxious, I hear it's more stimulating than some SSRI's. I want to be on an SSRI, but I want to get off xanax because I take it everyday. Anyone have any luck with Prozac for anxiety?
I used to take Prozac and yes it helped me.Sometimes the anti depressants can make you feel more anxoius and things at first.That should pass.I would give it a couple more weeks and see how ya feel then.

good luck........Beth
give the prozac a few more weeks to see if it will start working, can take 6 weeks and take more xanax for the extra anxiery

lexapro and prozac are the same type of antidepressant, if prozac doesnt work it may be an idea to try another type of antidepressant such as effexor
hi, i have always been anxious and i have suffered panic attacks for the last 3 years, im 19 now and i have been on beta blockers for the last 2 years which has helped, but i was going through a bad patch around christmas, so my doc put me on prozac an i was on it for about 3 months - till march and it did help me relax a bit and then my doc wanted me to come off them, so i did, an iv been fine up untill this last month, and they have been real bad. im hoping to try another med.

good luck with them, hope they work for you.
Thanks for all the feedback, just trying to figure the process of Prozac and anxiety. I guess Prozac is stimulating which causes a little anxiety at first, but it does supress depression and ocd type thoughts, which is what probably causes the real anxiety to begin with. Hopefully the anxiety will subdue, after all, I've only been on it for about 24 days now. We'll wait and see.