5th Week of Prozac - side effects still - any encouragement appreciated

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So I'm on my 5th week of Prozac.  After an otherwise healthy and happy 51 years of life, I had a heart stent (lucky to cathc it) and then had gastric issues and Barrett's syndrome dianosed.  I guess it wore on me more than I knew beacause I started to develop headaches, leg weakness, dizziness, massive fatigue, wanting to sleep forever,. etc. and my doctor diagnosed that as physical symptoms of depression and put me on prozac.  More side effects of fatigue, etc. - the normal story on Prozac.  Starting my 5th week yesterday and while I have noticed a less downtrodded mood, no more crying, and seeing better days in my grasp, these side effects are brutal and really take me down a couple of notches.  Usually sleep okay, but had my worst night ever last night of sweats, racing heart, headache, clamyness, etc.  Normally it's just headaches and dizziness.  By far the worst so far - I'm hanging in there but it's really hard.  I don't have panic attacks, etc., it's just these very hard physical symptoms - anyone been through this and come out on the other side - would appreciate the encouragement.

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    I am on week 5 too . Lots of Provent but still up and down . I suffer from panic attacks not had on for a while now . Suffering still with sleeping and fatigue especially in mid afternoon . Lost a bit of weight too .i feel the need to keep busy but that is the anxiety . These symptoms have heightened since taking these tablets .been told after 6 weeks there will be an improvement .
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      Hoping it gets better too. Seems like it's always the next week when things are supposed to be better.

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      Thank u x I'm sure it will . I was on fluxoetine for 4 years before ( I used to forget to take it the last 6 months ) started back on

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      Thanks, I do, too.  Good luck.  I keep being told will get through it and to hang on - so I'm pushing through on faith.

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    I am on my 15th week and have been on 40mg for 6 of those weeks ish. I feel great now.. so clear headed. I still have vivid dreams but all side effects have gone. I did have them again when I increased but not as bad as when I first started out. They will kick in properly.. trust me. I took ibuprofen 200mg when I felt really really horrible and that seemed to help me.
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      The usual.. feeling extra anxious.. headaches.. brain zaps.. vivid dreams.. being wide awake then being extra tired.. upset tummy. But it does go away.. it just feels like it never will at that time!
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      Thanks for your encoouragement - it really does help.  Seems like I'm always wiating for next week.

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      Apparantly proper spelling is also a side effect...sorry about that.
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