Anxiety treatment prozac

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Avatar f tn Had anxiety from a child! In 1997 introduced to Prozac and no anxiety for 13 years! The Prozac just slowly became ineffective! Went onto Citilopram which worked well and now after 8 years that has slowly become ineffective! I tried Sertraline for a round 8 weeks but didn't find them as efficient! Dr said try Prozac again, the anxiety is back, and I'm needing Diazapam to keep me calm! Really don't know what to do next! Very depressed.
1260240 tn?1336081048 Prozac is a medication commonly used to treat anxiety whereas risperidone is an antipsychotic that is used to treat irritability and behavior problems in individuals with autism-spectrum disorders. The best that I can tell you is that the medication may help. The most important thing is to make sure that you have a psychiatrist that you work well with and who is responsive to your needs.
Avatar f tn I smoke marijuana throughout each day and am thinking of replacing it with Prozac. Is Prozac addictive? Does anyone have feedback or a similar situation?
Avatar n tn I've known people on prozac, that quit cold turkey and had no withdrawal symtoms. I didn't have such luck with paxil,effexor. Does prozac not have the withdrawal symtoms, is it not as likely to cause these problems?
347397 tn?1196461633 OH Yeah! I am currently on week 3 of Prozac and still having surges of anxiety when waking up. I feel jittery too. I am using xanax to help with it all as well.... You're not alone.
Avatar f tn Do I have to take medicine for my whole life for this? Or will the anxiety go away after one round of treatment? I just want to cry. A month ago I was a care free living person. Now I worry, I am afraid of dying, I cry and cry alot, I Constantly keep wishing for the old me back, but I don't know how to get back to that. I don't want to sound crazy, and im afraid my doctor will think Im crazy. Please someone calm me down?
Avatar f tn My physician their life been saying for several years put me on a 60 milligram dose of Prozac day. Recently in the last few months I have started experiencing severe anxiety and panic attacks. I've gotten to where I cry at the drop of a hat I have bad nightmares and my brain just does not stop. I know that I am grieving over my son. But I also feel like I'm losing control of myself. A friend of mine gave me a couple of one milligram xanax recently.
Avatar n tn The next night I took a full additional pill which has left me with a total of 20mg of Prozac being taken. This did wonders for the withdraw feelings, but the anxiety is over-whelming. I was burning out my skin, shaking, fearful thoughts and feelings raced, and a buzzed feeling has taken over my body. My question to you is, do you think that this anxiety will pass after a couple of weeks or do you think perhaps 20mg is too much for my anxiety? How long of a chance do you give it?
Avatar n tn I've been taking 20 mg of Prozac for about a year. I am trying to come off due to sexual side effects. I've been on 10mg for a little over three weeks and have had a lot of anxiety. I was always an anxious person but it has been really bad the last week especially in the morning. Is this a withdrawal side effect. Similar experience?
Avatar n tn it directly effects the anxiety centers in the brain. The other two medications effect anxiety secondarily, not as strongly. Your best treatment is a combination of therapy and klonopin.
Avatar n tn A combination of medications and cognitive -behavioral therapy seem to be effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders. SSRI (Serotonin Specific Reuptake Inhibitors) such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa are the drugs of choice. Other medications like benzodiazepines, tricyclic antidepressants and MAOI's are proven to be effective. Another possible diagnosis is Avoidant Personality disorder. People with this disorder are hypersensitive to rejection and may lead a socially withdrawn life.
1844300 tn?1318869731 Both of them require different treatment and medication to combat symptoms. The treatment for anxiety always starts with a medical exam with your doctor to rule out heart or other physical trouble. Once that is ruled out, a visit with a mental health professional with anxiety experience is scheduled. Some doctors will want to throw medication at you- you need to decide what you want out of treatment at this point.
959034 tn?1253675076 Some medical conditions can cause anxiety like symptoms. Anxiety on its own is much more common in my opinion, but there is usually a cause to why you think the way you do and it is important to figure it out in my opinion. Constant worry about a medical condition (real or imagined) can also cause a lot of stress in my experience. Have you had a lot of anxiety issues in the past? Are you currently going through something that makes you anxious?
200220 tn?1361955154 I took my levothyroxin first, then waited and took a laraxapam and then ate something and took the generic prozac . The fear and anxiety of taking such a medication is awful. The doctor says it will help in a few weeks. I read on the side effects it can make your symptoms worse. I am trying not to pay attention to that and believe the doctor that said i will feel better in a couple of weeks.
901807 tn?1287019388 I was told to seek therapy and go on Prozac. I was given klonopin. It turns out anxiety is a common side effect of disseminated lyme disease and Bartonella (a common co-infection with lyme). See the symptom list far below. (This is only some of them...there are really more than 70.) You don't need to have all of them. But more than 15 strongly suspect lyme & co's. The key to getting diagnosed properly is the doctor.
Avatar n tn Regarding the anxiety, I would suggest discussion of treatment. This can involve anti-anxiety medications (i.e. Buspar or benzodiazepines), as well as anti-depressant medications (i.e. Zoloft, Lexapro or Prozac). Each has been shown to help with anxiety, and these options should be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar f tn All of my other numbers are normal. The problem is anxiety and panic attacks. I'm having trouble telling where the thyroiditis and the panic attacks begin. My endo told me that any symptom I'm experiencing is definately not from my thyroid, so my gp have me Ativan. I've been taking them way too much, so he's promised me a perscription of Paxil. Does anyone else have this problem?
Avatar n tn Mary, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) medications such as Prozac and Paxil have been found useful for treating both anxiety disorders (such as Social Anxiety Disorder) and depression, with little or no risk of "addiction". Some studies indicate that a combination of medications and psychotherapy produce better results than either one alone.
Avatar f tn Prozac is one of the more energizing SSRI's on the market. Given that you also suffer bad anxiety I would worry that augmentation with an Anphetimine type drug may not be wise. To me it sounds like a good way to make your anxiety shoot thru the roof. I hope this doctor is a Psychiatrist. From his game plan for your treatment I have a feeling he is not.
Avatar f tn When I hit teenage years I was very depressed, but slowly i've noticed it became more anxiety. I have met someone in which I see a lot of good with, but I also have the things that I find to bother me. I am so protective, and cannot deal with certain people. My boyfriend has a lot of friends and I am not one to hangout with a lot of people, I am an infp type.
Avatar n tn From what I have learned through research it is a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes hair-trigger anxiety reflexes, so to speak. I have severe anxiety, have had panic attacks since the age of 12 - so do many, many members of my family. Even some folks who have never had a heart palpitation in my family have severe anxiety. So, I don't think it's a physical condition (at least not as they are commonly thought of) with most people, but an imbalance of brain chemicals.
Avatar n tn I know it can be very distressing to feel like something is wrong, but the doctor tell you that you are just fine. Sounds like your symptoms are from anxiety. I have dealt with anxiety for a long time ( I am 34 years old) and over time it has gotten better and then sometimes it gets worse during stressful times in life. What I can recommend is a book that I bought recently. It is called "Hope and Help for your nerves" by Claire Weekes. You can buy it at for $ 6.
Avatar n tn It scares me to keep this up, but I feel I must try because of the intense anxiety I feel while on Prozac. If this doesn't work, my doctor, who is a family practitioner, suggested taking Serzone as it is less anxiety provoking. What do you suggest? Thank you for your input.
1867019 tn?1353471140 To me its a pretty safe med and helps with anxiety alot....wat ive been told its better then prozac for anxiety but then again everyones different jus dont let urself suffer like i did cuz i was so scared to try the med cuz u will feel so much better with the rite treatment of meds.Good Luck !!!!!!
Avatar f tn He has a very good section on treating anxiety. So share the link I am sending you with his doctor. Get him off the Prozac (there is actually a warning on its label insert about using with stim meds. And it sounds like he may be over dosed on the Concerta or as Dr. Parker call it "the top of the Therapeutic Window" (p116 in above mentioned book). Hope this helps. I will message you a link to his site.
Avatar f tn MY unofficial opinion is that I think there are more concerns with the Xanax than with the Prozac. If you feel your anxiety is bad enough to need Xanax, then it's reasonable for your doc to want you to try the guess would be, to reduce or eliminate your need for the Xanax in the pretty near future. That's the typical course of treatment.
2010625 tn?1329375656 I was very hormonally driven in my younger days to the point where it controlled my life. I have PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), and Prozac is approved for treatment of this. I also have anxiety and depression which it also treats. So I was thinking a 3 in one pill. lol awesome if it works with tolerable side effects. but yes we all have to find what works for us, and sometimes you don't know till you try it. Thank you for your reply it is very much appreciated.
Avatar n tn Dear Dr: A little over one year ago I was given prozac and then paxil to deal with migraine headaches. I took the medication for 3 months, lost all personality and creativity, gained 20 pounds (which I couldn't seem to lose, kept my headaches (until imitrex came along), and now have thyroid levels consistent with hypothyroidism. Then, after spending 3 months with no energy, my resting heart rate went up to 120+.
1611340 tn?1298262863 I have lived in a hellish nightmare for going on two years now after a bad experience with LSD. A full blown panic attack/anxiety was what I came out of the drug trip with, and since then I have dealt with feelings of paranoia, intrusive thoughts, and severe anxiety. In December of 2009 I was prescribed Prozac and took it for about 6 months. However, for the first time ever, I started to have these strange obsessions with killing myselg, particularly from heights.
2193833 tn?1339414902 Hi, I was on Prozac 20 years ago for a period of a year for post-natal anxiety worked well for me then. I am now 45 years old & on blood pressure meds...I've had a very traumatic few years which resulted in post traumatic stress, panic attacks & claustraphobia. I bacame obsessed that this stress would all make my bp go up again.