The Next Phase of (Prozac) Treatment...what to expect

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doxology
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   Posted 1/11/2011 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
hello again, all...
 
[1st off...thanks to jamiee, getting by & Skitt, who helped me immensely in my first thread...!!!]
 
so...almost all of my early prozac side effects are gone...save for body shivers (& the feeling that I'm almost always cold, for some reason).
 
...but...
 
at the same time...I've sort of leveled off; & am feeling almost...well: normal.  (& bear in mind that is me normal, which ain't so hot some days).  The peaks & valleys have straight-lined...I don't feel like drinking (or smoking)...I'm sleeping ok...but I'm not real happy either.  I'm just at a kind of horizontal blah.
 
so I'm wondering...I've been taking these (20mg daily) for 13 days now...& I'm really hoping that this isn't 'it'.  I'm really hoping that at some point (in the not too distant future)...this feeling of being in an almost monotonous level zone will be replaced w/ some elation, some feelings of hope, some creative energy; & just some happy thoughts in general.  I just want to be happy.
 
Am I too impatient...is this characteristic of prozac; & are there better days ahead if I just wait...???
 
thanks again,
 
 
dox

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   Posted 1/11/2011 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dox,

It takes prozac six to eight weeks to reach it's full potential. So it can only get better. After that there may be a time you need an increase, but the increase will help you if prozac works out for you. But being that you are already feeling better, it sounds like a good fit. I am glad that the side effects are going away. And I hope that it continues to get better for you. You may not have perfect days everyday. Nobody does. But life should be a lot better for you.

Take care, thanks for posting.

Hugs, Karen
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doxology
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   Posted 1/12/2011 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
getting by...
 
thanks.
 
I think you're right...I think it may be a good fit.  I ran into a guy in the rooms that told me that prozac made him feel weird at first...then he went into a numb, nowhere state of mind...then in a week or so it kicked in & now he feels better that he has in his entire life...!!!  but those first two...'weird' to 'numb & nowhere', is exactly what I've experienced thus far (so...I'm hopeful).
 
thanks again,
 
 
dox

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   Posted 1/12/2011 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
You are welcome Dox. I am so glad that it is helping you. Things can only get better from here.

Take care, keep posting and let us know how it is going.

Hugs, Karen
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