prozac side effects help!!!

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I'm in beginning of 3rd week.. having a we full side effects .. the anxiety has taken over my life.. the doctor has me on 2mgs of ativan a day just to cope.. I'm always sedated I can't be alone..must have someone here at all times.. the nausea n throwing up doesn't make it any easier.. I lost 15 lbs in a week and a half.. the only time I get a little relief is at night.. I'm so scared this will never end.. it feels like a lifetime already suffering like this.. n the holidays are coming around I hope I get to enjoy at least Christmas bc thanksgiving will probably be a wash.. when can I expect to get some relief from the anxious feeling.. any help from anyone would be great!!!

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    Have you ever been on Prozac before?  What dosage are you on?  To lose that much weight that fast is extreme, and I would say you are having an unacceptable response to this drug.  It is one thing to tough out side effects to get to the holy grail, but within reason.  I would say this is unreasonable.  If you are having this reaction to a low dose such as 5 or 10 mg, then for sure this isn't the drug for you.  If they started you on 20 or more then I'd say try a lower dose, of course with the doctor on board.
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    I agree with Betsy. I think you were started to high. You wouldn't happen to be weaning off of another medication currently would you? Sounds a lot like the withdrawal symptoms I had while weaning off lexapro.
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