Prozac how long to work

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Avatar n tn This is very likely a result of your taking Prozac (sexual dysfunction is thought to be due to more serotonin binding to 5-HT2 receptors in the brain). Sometimes the sexual side effects resolve spontaneously, and sometimes a reduction in dose or a "drug holiday" (where you stop taking it for a while then start again with the same dose) will work. A switch to a different kind of antidepressant is another option.
308205 tn?1213965677 hI Ray we ve never spoken before but i was just wondering how long you ve had ms and how long you ve been on prozac for. So sorry to be nosy but i was also wondering how your ms has progressed. It was my gp that first told me about the prozac trial how ever it ws only a 24 week trial so i spoke to the ms society and tghey told me there was evidence to do a longer trial.
Avatar f tn I was on Prozac for several years with great results, but we all react differently to medications. You need to give it plenty of time to build up in your system to a point where it is helping you, this can be up to 6 weeks. You won't see instant results, you need to be patient, and look at each day as being one day closer to feeling better. Always work closely with your doctor on this medication, and if after 6 weeks you feel no better, call your doctor. Never abruptly stop taking it.
Avatar f tn I also try to watch something funny that I have Tevoed before going to bed. All this has helped me so much and I don't want to take Prozac. Reading people's messages makes me think that no drug works, or at least not for long. And I am really worried about the possibility of more insomnia, which they say Prozac can cause. Any feedback on that?
Avatar f tn You can ask your pharmacist if it is a possible side effect. How long have you been on it? If it's been for a short time this feeling may go away. All of these meds have possible side effects but, they are usually worse in the beginning and either go away, or get much better.
Avatar f tn And once you quit taking a med, it won't necessarily work the same if you try to go back on it. Prozac is thought to be one of the more benign anti-depressants to quit taking because it stays in the body a fair amount of time; most leave the body very quickly, causing the body to have to adapt more quickly than the body is able to.
Avatar n tn After suffering with the withdrawls and severe mood swing, temper lash outs, etc. my doctor asked me to give Prozac a try. I began Prozac 40mg. in July of 2001, during my pregnancy. It really helped my temper and mood swings. Although I was very concerned about it's effects on my unborn baby the doctor assured me that it was the safest of all SSRI's because it had been given the most research, which showed no negative effect on unborn children.
Avatar f tn talked to dr yesterday he wants me to try to up the prozac to 80 mg..i tried before and made it to 50 and had effects he said i should have noticed something from the weelbutrin by now...and i could stop it,but i told him i was hoping it would help my sex drive so he said stay on so frustrated the depression and anxiety is no better been on prozac since march..
Avatar f tn how long was you on effexor and what dose? how long did your withdrawls last for until u felt better? what withdrawls symptoms did you have? did you not switch to sumthing else or just cime off effexor?
497950 tn?1255867527 I couldn't find anything about a dr byrd and depression so I might need you to link me up with that one. The prozac is starting to work I think. Though I definitely have a hard time getting to sleep even with the klonopin. I'm trying to save that up for my inlaw visit anyway. I really want the prozac to work and not make me a zombie too. I will stick with it though.
433485 tn?1321816990 Firstly i just want to say how sorry i am for must have been through such an incredibly tough time. Along side that you have also had several operations. It is no wonder you are suffering such stress and anxiety. I have been suffering on and off with my anxiety for 15 yrs. Its been a real struggle but you just have to get on in life. I too have been on several different medications,unfortunately one drug may work for one person but not another. Its all trial and error.
Avatar f tn or can i just stop and start taking the celexa, as surely i havent been on the prozac long enough to have discontinue withdrawels? the reason why i am questioning this is because i am currently signed off work and i want to get better sooner rather than later, and i dont want to annoy work off anymore than i need to , as it terrifies me the thought of loosing my job , Aswell i was wondering if anybody else here is on celexa, ? and if anybodys got good things to say about it ?
Avatar n tn I seem to feel numb to the point that I am not really feeling all in life I am supposed to. How do I stop safely? How do I stop the ativan? I sweat every this related to the drugs? I am also trembly and shaky at times. Even with the drugs, I still feel sad and depressed, with bouts of crying. I grind my teeth constantly and now have been diagnosed with TMJ......a result I feel is from the prozac. Please help me and offer any and all advice possible. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn What can happen if you stop taking it abruptly.If I feel this bad i dont want to deal with prozac again. How long do these symtoms last.I dont want to take it again.
Avatar n tn Hi, I too was on Prozac 20 mg about a year ago. I had switched from Lexapro to Prozac because I got a new insurance policy, and Lexapro was far too expensive to continue taking. I had a very bad experience with prozac--I was not seeing anyone at the time (therefore, no sex), so I'm not sure about the sexual side effects. I became more depressed while I was on Prozac, and noticed this after just two weeks of starting the medication.
Avatar f tn What I want to know is why do I have sheer exhaustion? I am so tired! How long will this last?
Avatar n tn I am beginning to have very uncomfortable side effects and would like to stop taking it. I would appreciate your guidance in how to quit with the least withdrawal symptoms possible. Also, should I be taking any milder substitute during withdrawal to avoid severe depression ? Thank you very much for your help.
601528 tn?1224085098 I do believe seeking counseling, exercising, and adapting to a healthy life style is the best way to go. The long term effects of prescription drugs is just not worth it.
Avatar f tn It is the newer version of Effexor, is very strong, is a very stimulating antidepressant so isn't usually used if anxiety is the primary problem unless all other meds have failed to work, and can be very difficult to stop taking.
Avatar n tn the worst physical stuff will be mostly over in a few days to a week. i was put on prozac, i couldn't handle the depression. good luck to you, it sounds like you want to quit the ultram.
Avatar f tn Lepraxo but Prozac for a long time gave me the myself back after i had been away for a while and my libido came back. Your right everyone is different, but so is the sexual side effect equation as i'm on effexor now and have worked through the tiredness although i have doubled up with lepraxo to max levels which appears for me to be working pretty ok, with my additionl "vitamins as well" on top.
Avatar n tn They're very different. Paxil has a very short half life, Prozac a longer one, so it's an easier drug to take and to quit, but whether it will work as well can only be answered by trying it. But quitting Paxil can be difficult; lowering the dosage has already put you into withdrawal, it sounds like. You must go slowly. Now, personally, I'd try and lose the weight somehow, though I gained 50 pounds on Paxil, too, and couldn't lose it no way no how.
Avatar n tn I remember have some unpleasant side effects at first, such as feeling panicking, very dizzy and headaches. Can anyone please tell me how I can deal with the side effects to make it a better experience? Also, what is the typical length of the side long should they typically last?
Avatar n tn I am taking celexa and wellbutrin, not the same. I know prozac works again after a break, I just need a ballpark idea of how long I have to be off prozac to go back on and have it work?
Avatar f tn I've been on Prozac for a week to help with Effexor withdrawal. I am very nauseous and have no appetite. My doctor told me this is a temporary side effect. How long does it usually last?
Avatar f tn You have a hormonal imbalance, and prozac doesn't treat that, so you'll still have one, you just won't care as much about it if it works. Now, you haven't been on it long enough for it to work, but if I were you, and I'm not, I'd look into natural methods of regulating hormonal fluctuations until you reach balance. I'd go see a naturopath or practitioner of integrated medicine who will treat what you're suffering from, not just try to make your suffering more comfortable.
Avatar m tn Anxiety is too much in the mornings. Night times are some what better. How long will both of them to take effect (Two years back I took, prozac for a year and then stopped it). I would like to know, when will be things are settling down? Should I increase the dosage (after checking with doctor only)? I would like to know what is the typical period for both of the medicines to kick-in? Can we mix Any information would be really appreciated.
Avatar n tn is it similar to Welbutrin, and #2. how long must I be off Paxil before taking Prozac? Can I take Paxil on a Tuesday, then switch to Prozac on Wednesday? I'm a fearful pill taker and would appreciate any advice!