What time of day do you take your Prozac?
Posted 25 May 2006 - 02:06 PM
Posted 26 May 2006 - 08:18 AM
Posted 26 May 2006 - 10:55 AM
I agree with Rosie - these start-up side-effects often diminish. If it's too hard for you to wait it out and your doc has no objections, you can always try taking your dose in the evening to see if that helps.
Good luck - let us know how you're doing!
Posted 28 May 2006 - 01:46 AM
I'm back and feeling SO much better. It's been a little over a year with lots of physical struggles due to my epilepsy but I believe we finally have a med combo worked out that is not only taking care of my constant seizures but my Bipolar 1 moods. I'm 89 days seizure free today 5/30/2015!
Posted 31 May 2006 - 04:51 PM
Posted 01 June 2006 - 10:34 AM
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 04:58 AM
Prozac works the best when taken in the morning as it works to boost you during the day. The "average" dose for this med is 20mg. I found that Prozac at night kept me awake. The morning drowsiness wears off when you take this med. It usually only lasts a short time. Prozac no longer works for me (I was up to 80mg with no relief) and now am taking two other ADs which are working great for me.
I'm glad you've found something else that is working well for you. I dread to think that if I have to go back on Prozac long term that the effects won't last. I was on a high dose too for a number of years and it continued to work extremely well for me. So much so that I manged to ween myself right off it, though after two months, I'm having to go back onto it.
Posted 02 July 2006 - 04:32 AM
I did a search and couldn't find a thread about this, so I'm starting a new one. I'm on day 2 of Prozac, and it is causing me a significant level of drowsiness starting about 3 hours after I take the pill. I've taken the pill at around 10am both days, and my starting dose is only 10mg. I was on this med for 9 months about 7 years ago, but I don't remember much about it other than it helped me and didn't disrupt my life enough for me to remember any side-effects. I guess I'm wondering if I should switch to taking it in the evening, or if the sedative effect will wear off in time. When do you take your medication, and why? Just curious to see how my fellow Prozac-ers are dealing with this.
iI have deen on prozac 20mg for a week. I started taking it in the morning but the side effects were bad. I felt spaced out , sick and had a very bad head. I have now started to take them when I go to bed. I think it has helped, as I do not feel so tired and spaced out during the day. However the sickness is still bad. I have not experienced any sleep issues yet but I do take zopiclone which gives me a good nights sleep.
Posted 02 July 2006 - 11:50 AM
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