Prozac 80 mg

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after an unsuccesful stint with lexapro for a month my doctor wants me to try prozac.

each week i will be increasing my dosage by 10 MG until i reach 80mg. prior to that he did not inform me he wanted to increase all the way to 80 mg which i found out today

is it true people with ocd need a higher dosage?

ive been on 10 and 20 mg for two weeks and not really noticed much yet with positive or negative side effects

anyone that has taken up to 80 mg or followed a similar schedule to mine?

anyone input would be apperciated

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    Taking Lexapro for a month would have given you o benefit at all - you'd have still been in the start up process and no doubt hadn't got past the side effects.

    Starting Prozac and increasing EVERY week to 80mg is too rushed and again will give you no benefit. These meds need to be increased slowly or you will pay the price I'm afraid.

    No you won't feel any positive effects within 2 weeks of starting these meds - SSRI's work slowly and recovery simply can't be rushed. You won't get better any quicker than if you took your time.

    Do you also have anxiety? People often think they have OCD when its anxiety thats the primary function and which is the source that feeds it. OCD is often a side effect of anxiety and as the anxiety fades so too will the OCD.

    I've not heard that 80mg is best suited for OCD - and in fact its not about what dose suits the ailment but rather what dose suits the patient. You can recover on smaller doses but you won't know that unless you increase slowly.

    They are good meds and it can take many months before you see any benefit, and many more months before you feel recovered. Some people feel better after 4 months, others 9 months etc. Everyone is different.

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    I was thinking the same thing as well with the prozac going up to 80 mg each week. The thing is i was given lexapro by inpatient doctor since i was having severe panic attacks. The outpatient doctor believed the medicine best suited for me is prozac due to my ocd and i switched over. im also worried about shooting all the way up to 80mg in such a short span as well. today i will be starting my 3rd week but on 30 mg.

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    hi george i have ocd. my doctor said that the recommended dosage for ocd is 60mg. im on 40 at the moment. so maybe u should go up to 60 and see how u feel. i havent gone up to 60 yet. But probably will have to in a couple of weeks. My

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