is this dp/dr?

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I've had really bad dp/dr when I was in high school  where I felt like I was loosing my mind. I was going through some tough times then. That was my only symptom. Now, about 6 years later I get hit by massive anxiety with depression, shortness of breath, chest pain, tingling, shaking, you name it. The doc started me on prozac but since I had horrible reactions to the other two antidepressants he let me start at just 1/4th a 10mg pill. When I first started, at just 1/4th it made me really sleepy and depressed from day one but my panic attacks were gone. I felt depressed and didn't wanna get out of bed. Couple weeks later this subsided and i am now on half of the 10mg prozac. agan i feel sleepy all day and more depressed. In addition now i feel a little like in a dreamy state. like i can't focus on my surrounding or my university homework. Like I'm not awake but in a dream. It sometimes feels like I'm going crazy, this weird sensation in my head I can't put to words. 

Is this related to upping the prozac dose? should I stop or will this eventually subside? Is this dp/dr? Is it anxiety? sad 

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    Most of the time throughout my depression I felt almost like I was in a dreamlike state everything seems real I guess but I just felt really out of it. If that makes sense.
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    Hi...sounds like Prozac is not the med for you.

    Don't stop it until you talk to the Dr...but try another med.

     

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      I wanted to give up too...started searching at 35 finally..found the right medication at 41.  Citalopram (Celexa)...you have to keep  trying something will work.
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      You know it's so hard. I'm on my senior year of university and all these meds are getting in the way of my studying because I just don't feel stable enough to concentrate. I already take lorazepam 1mg for my panic and that helps alot. But unfortunately it's so addictive that I struggle to keep the same dose. For this reason my doc wants me off of the lorazepam and onto antidepressants.
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      You know it's so hard. I'm on my senior year of university and all these meds are getting in the way of my studying because I just don't feel stable enough to concentrate. I already take lorazepam 1mg for my panic and that helps alot. But unfortunately it's so addictive that I struggle to keep the same dose. For this reason my doc wants me off of the lorazepam and onto antidepressants.
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