Followers 0. Fearless Youth: Prozac Extinguishes Anxiety by Rejuvenating the Brain. At my worst in November 2020, I dealt with anxiety attacks multiple times a week, I did not even bother studying for finals, opting to sleep in and binge watch Netflix in the two weeks leading up to finals. I am so grateful that I took that step. Millions are now discovering the Reddit forum WallStreetBets for the first time, but this chaotic, meme-filled forum has been building momentum throughout the pandemic. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. entering week 3 now and kinda feeling zombie-ish. I depend on Clonazapam while adjusting to the new Prozac. ... dose. Thank you Prozac. I … In every single way. Weeks 7-8: Still dealing with insomnia, but the headaches are gone and the emotional numbness slowly faded, I felt more like my old self, but something still feels off. It worked for me guys. I’m only on week 3 of Prozac. Sign in to follow this . Prozac takes time to work, but if you think it is not the right medicine for you, speak to your doctor. So … ... dose. As antidepressant use grew over the past two decades, more and more people began to realize how hard it is to quit. This last week however I’ve noticed confusion starting to comeback, anxiety is a bit worse, sleeping problems coming back and I’m getting really depressed as of late, which I never really had an issue with before. Hey everyone. Honestly it has changed my life. Some days I barely notice them and come close to forgetting that I have the condition, whereas it is … Like many others, Elizabeth Wurtzel '89 and Lauren Slater, Ed. DO NOT STOP TAKING IT. I am very hopeful that the next several weeks will improve my mental and physical state. The process has taken about five weeks, and has been circular. I am a third-year college undergrad who was diagnosed with anxiety and depression in early December 2020. It’s crazy how much one little pill can change you for the better. A drug’s half-life is the time it takes for 50% of the drug to be removed from your body. You know yourself best, it is okay to not want to meet up with friends when you don’t feel like it. I managed to spend more time with my family, and playing with my budgies. I dealt with splitting headaches, heightened anxiety despite numbed emotions, insomnia and vivid dreams. That all subsided at the 2 week mark (still no intrusive thoughts), but I have noticed increased sleepiness and yawning. That’s the beauty of it. Hang in there pal, you’ve got this. I have a tiny bit of break through but not alot. Week 6 I had a lot of anxiety (nothing like I used to have but still bad). On days when I didn’t feel like socialising, I would try to make an effort to go for a short walk in the park nearby so that I don’t feel so cooped up with my negative thoughts at home. It started to work on my 5th week but I started to feel weird pins and needles in my feet. I was on 20 mg for 6 weeks. Yes this is still an adjustment period. Prozac is a brand (trade) name for fluoxetine which may be used to treat several different mood or eating disorders; Experts believe fluoxetine's effects are due to its ability to block the reuptake of serotonin by nerves, leading to an increase in serotonin concentrations in the nerve synapse (space between two nerves). You will get through this ☺️❤️. Not on a daily, or even really a weekly basis. Week 1: I felt great, probably placebo effect. i know just gotta hang in there so thank you for this!!! I am on it for severe panic disorder and bad anxiety. I managed to go for a run and made a simple potato stir-fry for lunch. How it works. I felt super sleepy, often sleeping for close to 12-14 hours a day (I usually sleep for around 5 hours at night with a 2 hour nap in the afternoon). Prozac is a brand (trade) name for fluoxetine which may be used to treat several different mood or eating disorders; Experts believe fluoxetine's effects are due to its ability to block the reuptake of serotonin by nerves, leading to an increase in serotonin concentrations in the nerve synapse (space between two nerves). When I met my friends I didn’t feel ‘forced’ into it. You can find help at a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, USA: 18002738255 US Crisis textline: 741741 text HOME, Others: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines, this is so helpful, thank-you! Prozac® Capsules: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg; Prozac Weekly® Capsules (delayed-release): 90 mg; ... For women who take antidepressant medications during weeks 13 through the end of their pregnancy (second and third trimesters), there is a risk that the baby can be born before it is fully developed (before 37 weeks). Been on Prozac 20mg for about 9 weeks. These were things which I wasn’t able to do a few months ago because of my mental health. , Glad to hear that you made it to week 3! I've been on Prozac for about six months. And see what happens. All the best to you. Mable Curtis April 1, 2019 at 2:23 pm My daughter in 20 mg of Prozac for a month now. Hello everyone. It is taken as a liquid or capsule and should be used as prescribed. These concerns center … No, still dealing with insomnia, unfortunately. Been lurking for some time and I thought I’d share my experience. On their own or with help? I was on anti-depressants for about ten years for generalized anxiety disorder and only went off once for about a 6-8 month period of time. I nearly gave up, but I’m glad I didn’t. Also, know that you are stronger than you think. The only downside is that I’m still dealing with insomnia. A subreddit for people prescribed Prozac (Fluoxetine). Nearing Week 8 On Prozac. Promise me; because one day, maybe a few weeks, maybe a few months, you’ll look back and think …”huh. (Shes only been on prozac for about two to three weeks.) I feel a little closer to the old me. Hey everyone. But, even before starting Prozac my sleeping habits weren’t fantastic. I’m 7 days on Prozac and working on a consistent morning schedule. Did you have any sleep issues that turned around? I could barely feel anything, This was also when I entertained the thought of throwing myself off a bungee tower just to feel something. Other than that panic attack, I haven’t felt much anxiety/panic. Find patient medical information for Prozac Weekly oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings. Prozac® Capsules: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg; Prozac Weekly® Capsules (delayed-release): 90 mg; ... For women who take antidepressant medications during weeks 13 through the end of their pregnancy (second and third trimesters), there is a risk that the baby can be born before it is fully developed (before 37 weeks). That’s the beauty of it. I haven’t really felt the effects of it other than really vivid weird dreams (which I quite enjoy lol, it just adds to my list of reasons why sleep is the best time of day) Other than that I’ve noted 2 actual days where I’ve felt AMAZING, but It didn’t feel real, I … DO NOT STOP TAKING IT. Congrats on making it to week 5! About one in four people on antidepressants have been taking them for ten years or more.1 One of the reasons long-term antidepressant use is so common is that people are afraid to stop taking them. Things will get better! Week 1: I felt great, probably placebo effect. TMJ is worse as well. I’m only on week 3 of Prozac. Prozac is mainly used to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder (approved uses by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) but is also sometimes used off-label to treat other anxiety disorders. Drug make my anxiety go up a little in the beginning. You won’t feel a thing. I've been on the med 3 weeks and also get nausea out of the blue. I had a mini crisis while deciding whether to return to school for the spring semester. At week 9, I feel that I’m doing so much better, I managed to go for runs almost daily, and I even made dinner for my family. Pot stocks plunge after Reddit-fueled pop earlier this week: CNBC After Hours. I’m sorry for everyone that it hasn’t worked for, but for me, wow. The good news is that among the SSRIs, Prozac is the least likely to cause withdrawal symptoms. You won’t feel a thing. I have been on prozax 5 weeks today. CNBC.com's MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day's top business news headlines. I will report back each week … I am so grateful that I took that step. I think it's worth it. Besides all that, it takes an SSRI 6-8 weeks to reach it's full potential, so maybe as hard as it will be, the best course of action may be to wait it out another 4-or-so weeks. No one knows you better than yourself, listen to your body. M. '89--the authors, respectively, of Prozac Nation (1994) and Prozac Diary (1998)--suffered "Prozac poop-out": the drug's mood-altering effects wore off and depression returned. None of the side effects made me consider stopping. A Reminder that we are a PG13 Site. Best of luck to you! I was wondering if anyone give me some insight week by week for them. The first two weeks were a combination of headaches, nausea, insomnia, high anxiety and dizziness. It was the first time that I felt positive since starting Prozac. Been on Prozac 20mg for about 9 weeks. Cookies help us deliver our Services. The first five weeks on Prozac was terrible. I then moved up to 40 mg and now that means the adjustment period starts all over. Press J to jump to the feed. It was also when I started to feel emotionally numb. The weird vivid dreams came in at around week 4 and now they seem to be gone but I have a feeling they’ll be back again lol. The reason for this is Prozac’s long half-life. Cry hurts want help very violent and angry none of these occurred before being put on Prozac. I hardly got out of bed, when I did, it was to get a small bite to eat and go back to sleeping. Nearing Week 8 On Prozac. Promise me; because one day, maybe a few weeks, maybe a few months, you’ll look back and think …”huh. I take 10 mg and this is my 5th week. Speak to your doctor if you think Prozac isn’t the right medicine for you, you know yourself best. I managed to spend time with my budgies whom I neglected, thank goodness for my parents who took care of them when I couldn’t. Coping with COVID-19. New research shows that the antidepressant reduces fear in adult mice by increasing brain plasticity Anxiety is a little better at times but still anxiety bad at times. Talk to your doctor if things are still the same or get worse. M. Night Shyamalan, executive producer of Apple TV+ original "Servant," is slated to host a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session on Thursday, Feb. 11, to discuss the show and the wider horror genre. I noticed some slight positive changes after week one but I was very sleepy and had a low appetite. The maximum dose is 80mg a day. Last but not least, you are stronger than you think. In crisis at the end of May, I asked my GP practice for help and was told to go to A&E instead. Shares of … It’s been amazing. Week 2: This was when things started going downhill. Antidepressants like Prozac are among the most commonly prescribed medications in America. Hello everyone. I haven’t really felt the effects of it other than really vivid weird dreams (which I quite enjoy lol, it just adds to my list of reasons why sleep is the best time of day) Other than that I’ve noted 2 actual days where I’ve felt AMAZING, but It didn’t feel real, I felt ‘high’. Trust the process, even when it gets rough. It worked for me guys. 1. Hang in there, you will get through this ❤️❤️, If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please reach out. I forced myself to meet friends out of obligation, (the covid situation where I live is well-managed) but inside, I was a zombie. I barely replied to messages and emails, didn’t even have the energy to take care of my pet budgies whom I loved dearly. On one particularly bad day, I entertained the thought of killing myself after a panic attack which left me feeling fearful of everything and hysterical for two hours straight. Since starting she very mean, want to fight curse say things that are not normal. If going out makes you feel better, then do it. A subreddit for people prescribed Prozac (Fluoxetine). Week 4 was terrible for me, but the upside is that the negative side effects do decrease with time. 4 weeks 20mg and 1 week 40mg I am wondering if this is still an adjustment period. Week 6: I started to feel slightly better though I was still emotionally numb. I can't take something that causes your chest to feel that way. Weeks 3-5: The worst I’ve ever felt. In my case, it wasn’t smooth sailing, and Prozac did take a while to work. I have been on prozax 5 weeks today. Thank you very much! I suffered a panic attack while waiting for the train, but I had Ativan to help me combat it. Im om week 5 of 20mg prozac. How it works. Now I’ve been off of them for about one year. Week 5 was weird and I was really low. Thinking of Going on Prozac? On the bright side, intrusive thoughts quieted down right away as well as depression. The first week of Prozac seemed to be going okay, my OCD was better, my sex drive returned to normal and I could sleep again. I have a tiny bit of break through but not alot. I also notice every time I take Prozac the chest discomfort comes back and acid reflux is almost unbearable. Prozac is now the only prescription antidepressant with once-a-week dosing. Which means: “If … I'm on week 4 and depression and feeling no emotions are really getting to me, wonder if I should increase my dose. 1. By week 4 I was feeling relatively good. So week 9 for u? My husband is very supportive and caring. Fearless Youth: Prozac Extinguishes Anxiety by Rejuvenating the Brain. i am most definitely meeting with friends out of obligation these days and just kind of want to spend the rest of my life by myself not seeing anybody but i know that’s not good and i DO feel better after seeing people. 4 weeks 20mg and 1 week 40mg I am wondering if this is still an adjustment period. I’m sorry to hear that. Week 9 (today): Still dealing with insomnia (it is 2.30am now lol), but the ‘flat’ zombie-like feeling is at an all time low. Most SSRIs have a half-life of approximately one day, but Prozac’s half-life is four to six days.   Things will get better ‍♀️, Tl;dr: Prozac takes time to work. The first five weeks on Prozac was terrible. New research shows that the antidepressant reduces fear in adult mice by increasing brain plasticity The side effects are a bit annoying but they seem to wear off, I think it just takes a while. "Last week the Reddit revolutionaries produced some crazy action, which caused a bunch of important strategists to go downright negative," Cramer said. I am on it for severe panic disorder and bad anxiety. Do not crush, chew, break, or open a delayed-release Prozac Weekly capsule. It’s been amazing. Notable venture capital deals last week centered around two headline-grabbing areas: autonomous driving and the so-called "meme stocks" driving the retail investment boom. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines. I still wake up at weird times during the night, but generally go back to sleep. My experiences being on Prozac and now being off of it have shown me some very visible pros and cons about being on this drug. I'll keep on going with the 40mg! Hang in there, stay safe, and monitor yourself closely. Thank you Prozac. Millions are now discovering the Reddit forum WallStreetBets for the first time, but this chaotic, meme-filled forum has been building momentum … Several cannabis stocks dropped Thursday, giving up some of the sharp gains from earlier this week as Reddit traders piled into the names. So I took Zoloft 150 mg for two months, for panic attacks, it only made things worse so my doctor said to cross taper to Prozac 40 mg. Week 1 100 mg Zoloft 20 mg Prozac felt good Week 2 50 mg Zoloft 40 mg Prozac, and I’m about to start week 3, just Prozac tomorrow. When I started my SSRI I had a lot of weird symptoms up until the 6 week mark, then they just disappeared into thin air. Please seek your doctor’s advice before changing the dose of your medication. Week 2: This was when things started going downhill. Swallow the capsule whole. I hope things will get better from here. Prozac (Fluoxetine) is an antidepressant that was first introduced in the United States to treat depression in the 1980s. It is part of a class of medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It sounds cliche, but it is worse before it gets better, and it will get better. I take the pill in the morning and have to eat with it or I will get sick. Week 2 continued to improve but very subtly. I was worried that when taking prozac these symptoms might be worsened, but to my surprise they initially seemed to lessen over the first week. I’m sorry for everyone that it hasn’t worked for, but for me, wow. My psychiatrist prescribed 20mg. And I didn’t have all the side effects at once either. Prozac is usually prescribed at a low dose to start, and then gradually increased to 20mg per day. Do not stop using Prozac suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Prozac stays in your system for one to two weeks, says Alison Hermann, M.D., a clinical psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Everyone is different, so your experience may differ from mine. My psychiatrist prescribed 20mg. The differences I noticed were really subtle until suddenly I realized I was feeling pretty good most of the time. In every single way. I started at 10mg and moved up to 40mg. Not on a daily, or even really a weekly basis. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Gave me some diarrhea. It can take several weeks for effects to show, so it is important not to stop taking Prozac abruptly if you think it is not working. I was wondering if anyone give me some insight week by week for them. I noticed I had heightened anxiety and the occasional severe panic attack where even my Klonopin wasn't bringing me down, I went up from 40mg to 60mg about a week ago, and it seems like every day at 4 pm I have severe panic attacks. The headaches were mostly gone. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Press J to jump to the feed. Prozac stays in your system for one to two weeks, says Alison Hermann, M.D., a clinical psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. I managed to spend more time with my family, and playing with my budgies. 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