Prozac, good or bad?

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ohemgeeShay
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   Posted 11/20/2009 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. I'm new to this site. I was on here this morning reading about peoples experiences with prozac. I've been suffering from panic attacks for about a year now, I don't know why I started getting them or anything, my doctor has had me on ativan for about 8 months now and she wants me to try this prozac. I'm nervous about taking it because I don't want to take it if it's just goin to make me feel worse, confused so I was just wondering if anyone has taken prozac for panic attacks without it making your anxiety worse?

Nanners
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   Posted 11/20/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I took it about 15 years ago and it was a lifesaver for me. I used about 2 years and then successfully weaned off it. Hope that helps some.

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Gail*Nanners*
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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

ohemgeeShay
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   Posted 11/20/2009 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Nanners.
I'm still a little scared to take it because I read all the side effects of any pill I'm taking before I take it and just scare myself.
and congrats on going off it successfully!

Nanners
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   Posted 11/21/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Your doctor would not have prescribed it if he didn't think it was right for you. Give it a try, maybe you will start feeling better. Remember that it will take a few weeks to reach full efficacy, so do be patient. Good luck and keep us posted.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Treester
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   Posted 11/21/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I take Prozac and is has been life-changing (in a good way).  Not every med is the right fit for every patient, but my experience with Prozac has been nothing but positive.
 
I don't have any side effects.  This is my first/only med, so I have nothing to compare it to.
 
Good luck with your decision.

ohemgeeShay
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   Posted 11/21/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you guys so much :-)
I took my prozac at 6 30 this morning and I was awake until 10 and didn't have any side effects.
I went to sleep around 10 and just woke up now and its 12 30. I feel fine.
Does this mean that I won't have any side effects from it or can they still pop up over the next couple days?
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