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I just started Prozac one month ago. At first I thought I was going to have to stop. I felt so anxious, buzzy, restless.... you name it. Just the past week or so have I started to feel better. I have heard that you should give these meds up to 6 weeks to work, so that is what I am trying to do. I have xanax .25 mg to take as needed and it is getting less and less that I feel like I need it.
On any of the anti-anxiety SSRI (prozac, zoloft, lexapro) they ALWAYS make you feel tons worse in the first two weeks. Then side effects start to lessen. You really do need to give them 4 to 6 weeks to work, but if after 3 weeks you feel no relief at all, talk to your doctor about dosage level.

I've been on Lexapro for about 3 months now (after a 3 week whoops of being on too low a dose). You will know when the flip in your head switches on. You'll feel more focused. Anxiety will still be there, but you'll be in a better position to manage it.

For me it took the full 6 weeks for the side effects to go away and for me to feel full effects.

Best wishes to you!