Prozac and social anxiety

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   Posted 2/22/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my first p doc appointment yesterday. Not sure what to think at this point. In my opinion, I don't think that we warmed up to each other very well. So he seems to think I have social anxiety. I have anxiety a lot, not just in social situations. Also, he didn't talk too much about how my Crohn's and other health issues may be affecting me.

But now that I think of it I shouldn't have taken a xanex in the morning because I was at ease to begin with and wasn't my usual anxious self.

So he prescribed Prozac. Anyone have any information on this and how it has worked for you?


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   Posted 2/22/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning,

The Pdocs can run either way, warm or cool as they just want to deal in the meds and most do not do therapy.  I am lucky and mine can be a pistol but she is pretty good at asking what is going on and explains her reasons for why she orders the meds.  I just don't always agree with

Here is a link from our site that might give you some info:

I tried Prozac many years ago but do not remember why I did not do well on it.  Many members use it and like it. Some will be along and have answers for you.  Hugs to you this morning.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
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   Posted 2/22/2008 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi TimmySang i took prozac one time too, it was whem i was weening off of Paxil. I think i only took it for a few days! All i remember is being too happy,if that make sense. I kind of felt like if the roof was to have collasped all around me i probably would have still carried on with what ever i was doing at the time! How ever i dont remember anything bad happening unless you consider that to be bad!(lol) Remember everyone responds different to each med. As far as your PDoc,i agree with Kitt.With my PDoc i let her know who's boss!(lol) If she puts me on something i question her about it,i dont just except what she says. And like Kitt said about hers,mine can be a pistol too! But i stand my ground with her if you know what i mean! She use to treat me kind of hateful and act like she didnt want ot answer my 101 questions,until she realized that i wasnt going to let up! When it comes to my health i feel like i have a right to be concerned! And if she gives me meds or advice i dont agree with i have no problem with disputing it!

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   Posted 2/22/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the responses. I totally forgot to mention my stress issues at work. During work today I felt like I was overwhelmed again and rushing to try and do 20 different things at once and not getting much of anything done and then wondering why I didn't even mention this yesterday. And stress is one of my other issues but I never even mentioned it to him. Come to think of it probably wasn't a good idea to take the zanex beforehand because I was way too relaxed.

He wanted to know about my alcoholic background and family history instead of current issues. I think that it does take time to build a re pore with someone and to get to all or most of the issues. Something that does not happen in a 45 minute session. Something that I realize now because I also see a therapist and we have been over all kinds of issues and he knows what's up with me and what my problems our. Like how my illness with Crohn's affects me and how work really affects me.

I basically went to the pdoc to see about the meds. I'm not sure that I am going back to him anyway but if I do I will mention the stress.

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