How long did it take prozac to work for you?
Posted 01 June 2005 - 12:53 PM
Ive just started taking prozac, on my 2nd week at 60mg. Im wondering if this is too high a dose as every other thread ive read is with people taking 20-40.
I know the max is 80mg, I was just wondering if anyone has any views on this??
Posted 03 May 2005 - 08:58 AM
Welcome here...yes, they tell me it takes 3-6 weeks for Prozac to do its thing. I'm at 2 1/2 weeks right now and really hoping that 3 weeks will start to see some help. I did feel a little better after the first week, but that tapered off a bit after the first few days. I, however, have been on meds for the last 4 years, so my experience may be a bit different than yours, since you are just getting started on meds. But I do relate to the waiting :)
And to being relatively new to this website. So welcome again!
Posted 13 November 2004 - 04:15 PM
Posted 01 November 2004 - 04:28 PM
I'm new to the Prozac section but not new to AD's or unfortunately depression. I was on Paxil for a year,(gained 20lbs) then was on Zoloft for two years and gained another 10lbs. I weaned myself off Zoloft and was med free since September 20th but then slowly it started creeping back in the depression and dark cloud. I am trying Prozac this time. It was actually given to me at the tail end of my weaning off process of Zoloft as it has a longer half life and helped greatly with my withdrawl. Now I've decided to try prozac for my reoccurring depression. How long did it take to work for you guys? I found the other SSRI's I tried kicked in fast. I know i've only been taking this for four days but I don't feel much difference but no side effects either which is good. I hope I don't gain anymore weight and actually might lose a few pounds as i've heard there tends to be more weight loss with this drug is that true for anybody?
Posted 03 September 2004 - 07:50 AM
Posted 21 August 2004 - 09:30 AM
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.
Posted 15 August 2004 - 10:09 AM
bruno, i am glad - and jealous ;) - you got such an instant result!
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Posted 08 August 2004 - 03:48 PM
Feel free to share your experiences too :)
Posted 10 August 2004 - 06:23 AM
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Posted 23 August 2004 - 07:32 PM
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.
Posted 27 August 2004 - 11:57 AM
Posted 27 August 2004 - 01:29 PM
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?!?!
Posted 27 August 2004 - 02:32 PM
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Posted 30 August 2004 - 05:53 AM
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 :)
Posted 16 September 2004 - 11:38 AM
Posted 23 September 2004 - 10:36 PM
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) :rasp:
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 10:53 PM
Anyway, 3 weeks so far, not much other than slight side effects. But like I said, the situation I'm in, and what I'm doing makes it far too easy to get down.
Posted 24 September 2004 - 03:59 AM
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Posted 24 September 2004 - 06:37 AM
Its been two months now, and my overall mood is a 100% better than before. I still have my moments, but I don't obsess like I did.
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 03:35 PM
Must try not to over indulge at Christmas.....
Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:12 PM
I have started to take proza today, i am on 20mgs a day i have just come off celax i have been on for about a month and a half but i found they didnt make much differences to me.
i am 18 and starting taking anti depression, i have people telling me to take them and peple telling me no, its really hard to decide what to do. i am just so sick and tired with the way i feel, feeling like there is nothing in life worth going on for. i look to the furture and cant see nothing i know that sounds crazy but i just dont feel like i have any feelings inside me apart from being sad angry.
i just hope these will work for me and make me feel better! ???
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