NEW-ER here & just started Prozac - HELP!

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MommaDi
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   Posted 9/23/2006 12:48 AM (GMT -6)   
sad  OK....i'll try to keep this short.lol. (k i just re-read this & i apologize its NOT short lol).  I'm 34 y/o & have had anxiety on/off since i was 18 y/o. At that time I took Prozac & it seemed to really help - although towards the end I remember having some nightmare/manic type problems & I just weaned myself off (it wasn't real bad - and probably more related to what was going on with me at the time - situational & in an abusive relationship). I was fine for about 5 yrs (anxiety-wise) & then it all came back & I was put on Zoloft for about 1-2 yrs with ABSOLUTELY no effects on me at all...except I gained a lot of weight & was so tired & no energy.  Again, I felt like I could just deal with it & took myself off & seemed fine.  Here we are again - I was TOTALLY FINE UNTIL about 5 yrs or so later (now) & here I am...ANXIOUS, panic attacks - horrible driving phobia. (this time after having a baby - #3). So dr's just put me on Prozac & we are gonna try 10mg. I have liquid because I also cannot take pills...since I'm nervous about taking this we decided to try 1 ml x 5 days...2 ml x 5 days until it would equal 10 mg's (which I think is 2.5 ml's or something - i have it written down). Welllll..baby me...I only could choke down 0.5 ml & i think i'll do that x 5 days first...I'm sooo scared of taking this again & if i'll feel dizzy...more anxious...insomnia. I can't remember the side effects of Prozac other than it did help me before...i think i LOST weight...and I was generally HAPPY & found my life again.  I guess I just wanted a little support or encouragement from your website - especially in these beginning days of PROZAC. I won't 'go psycho' will i????  eyes sad   Thanks for taking the time to read my lil novel ~~~~ 

janetlee
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   Posted 9/23/2006 2:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, B!
A lot of folks are scared when they start a new med. We anxiety sufferers tend to always think of all the worst-case scenarios rather than the positive ones! I should know!!! Remember that if this med doesn't work for you, then the pdoc will try something else. Even though you've been on these types of medications before, keep in mind that they gave you some good years and you were always able to wean yourself off of them before. There's no reason to think that you won't be able to do the same thing again when you're ready to take that step. Right now, you need to focus on your main priority of feeling better and not feeling anxious and depressed all the time. You want your life back, right? If you don't take a med, how's that going to happen? So you need to give it a try! :) You'll always find plenty of support here and again, I should know! Everyone here's been incredibly kind and patient with me! Take care and keep us posted!
HUGS!
janet
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/23/2006 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome I think Janetlee is spot on with this .......just give it a lil time and you will be fine I am sure
As well no you wont go ballistic IMO
you no are no longer alone in this figth we are a great support system here and the peeps are always here for you
Post often and keep us in the loop on how you are doing
YOU will find the support and care you need here on this site .........Take care and be well
Lyn
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MommaDi
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted Yesterday 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah  Yippeeee - I'm on day #6 of taking this (prozac) & I DIDN'T DIE! heehee.  No,  but I don't feel worse - I'm not dizzy, etc.  I actually feel pretty calm. Granted - I'm on liquid prozac & I'm only taking 1ml which is the equivalent to just under 5mg. Then we are going to work up to 10 mg. So tomorrow I up the dose a bit. My appetite has decreased just a bit. I feel a little 'blue' which I don't like but it beats the anxiety (& its also pms time).  Thank u for listening & supporting me - especially the 2 that replied !!!

Howlyncat
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   Posted Today 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
No problem hun and glad you got thru another day ............he he ..........you WILL be fine okay and please do keep posting we like hearing good news too
Take care
Be well
Lyn
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Edvis
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   Posted 8/30/2016 12:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Worry with "what if's" flooding in. I took prozac 20 mg earlier in the day and I had concentrated on on depressing thoughts. Later my worry started when I started considering my future, but then all of the sudden a calm came over me. I always thought prozac was only of depression, but it seems to work for anxiety too.

Hibee
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   Posted 8/30/2016 2:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Edvis.

Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing.

This is an old post and the members who responded to this post are no longer on the forum so I will lock this post down as we are short of space.

Do feel free to start your own thread regarding your journey with anxiety and i'm sure you will get lots of support from members here.

Hibee
I try not to worry about the future -- so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.

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Diagnosed with:- Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia, GAD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, OCD, Depression and Scheuermann's Disease (Adult)

Medications:- 60mg Prozac, 45mg Mirtazapine , Haloperidol 2mg per day, Dihydrocodeine 180mg per day
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