8 weeks and still panic and nausea

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Have been on Prozac for eight weeks. Still waking at night at morning with nausea and dizziness.  I feel like I’m starting a panic attack but it doesn’t actually get to a full one. I feel better in the afternoon so think some improvement but so scared it’s not working. Had no idea it would take so long or be so hard to stick with. I am on 20 mg. can anyone offer a glimmer of hope please xx

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    I have no advice I'm afraid as I too feel the same. I've been about 5 weeks (upped them to 20mg just under 2weeks ago) and I feel just as bad. I wake with what I think are panic attacks but they never quite reach a full one. Still have worrying thoughts that I can't shake all the time and Im more depressed at times although like you say I feel a bit better by the afternoons. I'm worried that 20mg isn't enough and I'll need to have them upped again-which terrifies me. Maybe this is the case for you too? I'm not a doctor so I don't know but maybe it's a discussion you need to have with your gp? I really hope you feel better soon. Xx

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    I am just on week 9 no improvement as yet but I was on this medication once before and it took ages to work I mean months but then one day I woke up feeling great suffering from a relapse now some years on and like you thinking it will never work but I remember last time and hang on in there
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    Hiya caz... rrr bless you but I know how you feel, the trouble is we all want them good days to work as soon as we start Prozac 

    (Me too) but it just don’t, it’s such a slow working med, and can take up to 10/12 weeks if not longer to work, you will get good days a well as bad ones, so just try and out ride those bad ones, you will do that, like Julie just said one day you wake up and feel good again, and that’s how it is with Prozac, very good when it works, but very crap to get through the symptoms, but you will so keep strong, I’m on 60mg and been on it for 8mth now and I feel great and can smile again, so stick with it chic, you will look back on this one day and for get the bad days you have.. good luk and keep talking on here big hug 🤗x

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    Thanks so much everyone for taking the trouble to reply. I read your comments over and over. Hope I can do the same for others starting out soon! Good job we don’t believe the leaflets which say side effects for 2 weeks and feeling better in 4-6 weeks ! Whoever wrote that hasn’t been on it! Thanks again xxx
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    Fluoxetine send signal to your brain to tell it to stop chucking away the necessary serotonin so pretty safe drug the side effects your experiencing is something your pretty much bringing on yourself by worrying about taking the medication i presume.  I think you may need to speak to your Dr to increase your dose to 40 but over time it should balance out your brains chemicals and you should start seeing some benefits.  Thing is about panic attacks ave been house bound for years now 3 in fact due to panic/anxiety and acrophobia  and only now just realising the only way to get over panic attacks is to face it so when you panic give in to sit down or lie down fell it out panic is only just flashes of adrenaline that comes in waves if you do it over time you should get better according to Dr Clair Weekes check her on YouTube big video on her explaining about the nervous illness the woman was a genius might shed some light on what your going through.
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