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How long did it take prozac to work for you?

How long did it take prozac to work for you?   404 votes

  1. 1. How long did it take prozac to work for you?

    • less than a week
      49
    • one to two weeks
      34
    • two to three weeks
      33
    • three to four weeks
      34
    • four to five weeks
      23
    • five to six weeks
      11
    • six to eight weeks
      22
    • more than eight weeks (please specify)
      11
    • I am still waiting for it to work
      153
    • it didn't work
      34

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Looks like the votes are going for a long 'to work' time so far but we need more!

Feel free to share your experiences too :)

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Hi there! I've been on it for approx that length of time so far :) Can I ask, how did you come off it and did you experience problems when you did?

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I've been on it for 3 weeks, and I'm finally noticing positive results.  I felt so sedated at first.  Now I'm feeling pretty good during the day, especially by myself.  I always had a bad time when alone.   Although, certain things can still trigger my depression though.  I'm trying so hard to be patient...sigh...

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Hiya Denial, well that's great that you're seeing a result already! I know the waiting can be hard but like I said above, you're prolly over the worst of the side effects now.... what is your diagnosis, out of interest?

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I have ocd and 'severe anxiety' as my pdoc says.  After reading what I wrote yesterday, I'm wondering if I'm feeling a relief from the previous two weeks.  The previous two weeks were hell.  I felt more anxiety then than I had in two years.  I was scowling so much I was getting a headache.  'Miserable' I was!!!  I feel good and yet I feel like I'm so close to another attack.  It's wearing me out......

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I felt good almost immediately, but it took about three weeks to have a full effect. :hearts:

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Hang in there Denial :) I've found prozac to be great for anxiety :)

bruno, i am glad - and jealous ;) - you got such an instant result!

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Thanks Josephine.

I still have some episodes that are quite bad, but no where near what they were.

Denial, I was feeling very tired at first but it got better, only the dreams at night keep me tired the next day. :hearts::bump:

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Tomorrow will be 5 weeks.  For about the past 10 days things have been good.  I'm not obsessing so much, I have some motivation to do things, and the day to day life stuff isn't getting to me as bad.  I got into a 'mood', as my girlfriend calls it, on friday and got through it with her help in a couple of hours.  Before, it would have been days or weeks.  

                                                                     Bruno:

I don't sleep as much as I used to, about the same amount of dreams.  Despite the less sleep, I still feel ok during the day.

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last night was my second dose.  i had fitful sleep.  went from extreme cold to extreme sweating?!?!  also, lots of dreaming of knives :(

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HI Dee Dee welcome to the forums! Prozac can do that to you sometimes, unfortunately ... my sleep is very disturbed too. How are you doing now?

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It hasn't been consistent.  I have slept like a rock and I have lain there looking at the ceiling.  Today I seem to be feeling a little more content in life.  Don't know if it is just a good day or if it is the prozac.

I was on this forum about 1 1/2 years ago.  I quit ad's in May of '03 (for some reason that seems unreasonable but I know it couldn't have been this year) Anyway I was Sandradee back then.  I think prozac is giving me some confusion because time frames in my brain are scrambled right now and I have to retype stuff.  I keep typing words backwards?!?!

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LOL that's a new one to me ;). I am glad you're feeling better today though .. hopefully it will be the start of something positive?

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I started prozac about 3 weeks ago.. I have been having horrible sleep patterns... but they have been getting better over the past 3 days. I don't find i feel much better yet, actually I find i feel feel worse then i did when i was on celexa before this, hopefully it will get better

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Woooo Hooooo this is the first ad that didn't cause that nasty little side effect that can hurt a relationship.  You got it ....  the "O" said hello  :hearts:

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Welcome Keelin :)

Dee Dee I found that my *lowers voice* sex drive decreased a little on prozac but not enough to damage a relationship. Which was something I was really worried about, so i was pleased :)

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I took this for a couple of months and it did nothing foe me. :(

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Hi and welcome .. i love your avatar, heh :). Sadly, not all meds work for all people, but it's worth trying another SSRI because, simply because one doesn't work, doesn't mean that others won't. Good luck!

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I've been on it for a long two months(40mg).  I'm glad to say that the side affects are about 95% gone.  I'm not cured, but it's easier to recover from triggers or bad days.  At least for some part of a day, I'm in a good mood.

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The effects of my prozac seemed to have worn off slightly.

I'm still having some setbacks occasionally, but I'm stilll 90% better than I was before I started it.

Maybe I need my dose increased (20mg) :hearts::rasp:

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