Feeling normal!

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Hi everyone! I'm at week 9 or 10 of Prozac (Iv lost count!) and I want to give you all hope that I'm finally feeling normal! Around week 6 the anxiety (which is why I'm on Prozac) lifted slowly. The jitteriness I hmwas having stopped about 2 weeks ago. I am literally feeling about 100% better! I'm also still in CBT and it's really helping with my OCD. The Prozac has also REALLY helped the OCD intrusive thoughts. Stick with the Prozac! Iv done a complete 180!

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    That's great news! I took one pill an had a anxiety attack so went to my Dr an got an rx for Klonapin that I had ran out of an will try again to start after the new yr. I have tried Cymbalta (I have fibromyalgia an it did help with pain but not mental issues. Didn't want to do anything. )& Zoloft (went toxic in my body. Flu like pains in joints,liver enzymes went up fr normal,severe diaherra for 2 months an lots of wt loss)& Lexapro (sleepy all time an gained 12 lbs in 2 months.)So hoping Prozac is the one. I also started menopause (im only 46)in Aug of 2014. So Im not sure where the anxiety stops an depression starts or other way around. I know one can lead to the other. Also went thru detox in May of 2014 fr Tramadol. Was taking to many an body was dependant on them. Needed help getting off. It has antidepressant qualities in it along with it being an synthetic opiate . It does increase serotonin an norepinephrine. So 2 months after detox Zoloft wasnt working an the depression/anxiety came forth! Dealing with it ever since but could be hormones an menopause along with detox. Im on Bio-identical hormone therapy also for the menopause. Had hormones checked via saliva testing. Wanted to ask what side effects did you experience at beginning? Like diaherra? Joint pain? Dry mouth? Yawning? Bloodwork ok? Etc....how long did side effects last? Did you have an anti-anxiety med to take when the anxiety was bad? What dose r u on? I've been given 20mg capsules. Thanks! Goodluck.
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      Hi Zio, I had diarrhea, dry mouth, felt like I was walking around in a fog, anxiety, nausea, hand tremors. I was given klonopin to take as needed for anxiety and zofran for the nausea, it helped! Most Side effects lasted about 4 weeks. Anxiety about 6 weeks and tremors about 7. Iv been on 40mgs. It's really helping! Give Prozac a good try! It much gentler than other drugs so it may work well for you.
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      I hope this one is the one. Im on #4. Im gonna go into it with positive attitude (as much as I can) an think this is the one! I also just got a rx for Klonapin (i ran out back in Nov) so Ill have it with the increased anxiety. I dont know why we all have to suffer before feeling better! Im down to 127lbs (u.s. in Tx.)so dont want to lose much more. Thanks for reply an now Im ready for side effects!
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    I am sticking to Prozac because all the good I hear about this pill I am sticking to it . thank you for the insight on Prozac.
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    Congratulations Jenna! Hope I'm there soon. I'm on day 4 of Flu for depression and I'm having all the side effects. Stories like yours keep me going, thank you.
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      You will be soon! Side effects are hard for a few weeks but gradually get better. Stick it out through at least 12 weeks. recovery comes in patches, a few good days then a bad day or two, then more good days. Eventually the good days start to out number the bad days and then the bad days are gone!
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    Thank you so much for your efforts with this. 
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    Hi,

    Are you still feeling like yourself??

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