Been on Prozac 20mg for 3 weeks and 3 days, This past week I have been having more anxiety.

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No side effects initially the first week but since the end of the second week have been having horrible anxiety, some intrusive thoughts, and no appetite. I occasionally get a wave of stomach cramps. Is this normal? I take 50mgs of Trazadone in the evening which gives me some good deep sleep. Also need to take .25 of Klonopin because anxiety is worse when I first week up I felt better the 2nd week then I do now. When does the anxiety start to ease up even a little.

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    Lynn I wish I had the exact answer for you.

    I also take .25 Klonopion to help ease the anxiety. From what I have been reading about Prozac this is part of the ordeal as our body adjusts to it.

    And like you, mine is worse in the AM>  I have learned that is when Cortisol which is produced by our adrenal glands is at its highest!. Not sure how to mitigate that other than Chamonile tea.

    I have found that natural viatality calm is a good mangesium supplement that helps take the edge of anxiety. You can order it online.

    Also I am on day 34 of my 20mg dose after quitting cold turkey back in Feb this year. Big mistake and in going back on it, I learned it takes longer for it to "kick in".  I am 70% better in terms of overall mood; before I was so despondent that I could barely get out of bed. At least now, I have a better outlook on life.

    But the anxiety and the attendant morning wretching is getting to be a bit of a hassle.

    Katcogs has posted some good advice on here and I encourage you to reach out to her.

    Meanwhile, hang in there, as I am because we MUST believe that it will get better as each day passes.

    Best.

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      Thanks Ben, 

      i am on 25 days of Fluoxetine 20mg. It’s my first time on this antidepressant. There is a great entry on the web site, “No more Panic” in the UK. The entry is under Prozac/Fluoxetine. It’s called A Timetable for recovery on Fluoxetine by better days. When I get discouraged I go back and read it again. Keep the faith.

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      Thanks Ben, 

      I am on day 25 of 20mgs of Fluoxetine. My anxiety has always been there,but has gotten much worse this past week. The first and second weeks I had waves of stomach cramps and headaches. My appetite this past week has been none existent. Sent a helpful link but don’t know if they will post it. Finally spent an hour on the treadmill today it’s been a while. We our still having cold weather and a dusting of snow last night in Vermont.

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