Is prozac working

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5 weeks and 5 days on prozac and am wondering should I go back to the doctor to up the dose...I'm on 20. yes I feel better than I did but feel I should be a whole lot better. but then should I feel hugely better. I suppose I'm exasperated and expected enthusiasm and zest to return sooner. my sleep is very broken too so that's not helping

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    I hate to tell you this...... but sometimes fluoxetine can take several months to work..... its different for everyone

    sarah

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      for me, it took several months for the morning anxiety to subside. My mood improved greatly by 6 months. I started on 20 mg and stayed there.... in hindsight, I think if i had started at 10mg, the anxiety may have been much reduced, but i have no way of knowing that now, since I plan on continuing with the Prozac for a couple years. I did find out after about 4 months into the Prozac that it is known to give heightened anxiety for quite a few people..... how long it lasts is all individual.

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      thank you Sarah. that is good to know. personally I didn't want to up the dose because of the zombie like few weeks and full hour of yawning in the morning. then people say go back to the doctor. this morning I found myself singing how great thou art! I took that as a huge plus as I never sing

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      I read that the first thing you notice is positive actions before positive thoughts. that really helped me hearing that as I had noticed tiny things I had done that were positive and post commencing prozac.

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