depressed in va

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off of venafaxaline 3 months.still depression.on prozac to help with thewithdrawls.been on prozac 23 days and still feeling depressed.does any one know how long it takes prozac to work........

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    Dear melissa,

    It depends on your particular chemistry, some people just do not respond to certain drugs, we are all different.

    I have IBS I respond to buscopan but I do not respond to mebeverine or colpermin.

    You must make another appointment to see your GP and tell him what is happening. He will be able to offer you an alternative drug to take, if he does not ask to see another GP.

    Remember, you always have options.

    I hope they find you a solution to your problem soon.

    Please let us know how you get on.

    Don't try to tell the GP what drug you should be taking as they get funny about that.

    Best wishes


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    You should be over the worst. 3 to 6 weeks for prozac to work I understand. Prozac has saved my life so hang in there. I hope you feel much better soon.

    Hugs xxx

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      I think at 6 1/2 weeks my depression is better apart from dipps in the mornings. The anxiety is there but not as bad. My only problem is feeling not quite with it, disconnected with myself and others. Maybe just the anxiety maybe the meds are don't know sad hope soon I'll be me again x 
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    If you have been taking prozac for a while and it is not working, you might want to talk to your doctor about other meds you can take or additional meds you can take along with prozac. 

    Everyone is different which means there is no such things as one type of medication that works for everyone.  Ask your doctor about other forms of medications or maybe increasing the dosage. 

    Also try more natural forms to alleviate your depression symptoms.  Exercise for at least 5 days a week for 30 minutes, go for walks, do volunteer work, find a hobby that you would enjoy. All of these can help alleviate depression symptoms in additon to taking your medications.

    Happy Holidays!

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